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KISL's Meet the Voice: Catalina Pinky MEET THE VOICES BEHIND KISL'S LIVE PROGRAMMING. This week: A Pink Shade of Green BY JORDAN MONROE Every Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. the KISL's green studio in City Park glows pink when Rosie Taylor steps behind the mic, becomes Catalina Pinky and sings along with the finest female artist she has picked out for her Ladies Night show. Over the last year Rosie has shared countless (about 52) female singers, songwriters and performers. We sat down with Rosie so she could share with us about being a female disc jockey here on Catalina. KISL:-How did you come up with Catalina Pinky and Ladies Night? ROSlE: Well, Catalina Pinky was a nickname my husband gave me when we came to the island, so it was the obvious choice for my show, and for my show, since there is a ladies night at the local bar I thought it would be a great twist on the name to do a female artist celebration. ROSIE: Yes definitely, and I'm learn- ing all kinds of things I didn't know, even with music I grew up with. My favorite example is on Carley Simon's "You're "so Vain," Mick Jagger does back up. I never knew that, and if you listen close you can hear him-they were dating at the time too. Also, I never realized how much work, sometimes decades, it takes for these people to get noticed. When you see a superstar you think they .just arrived them, but there is so much work; especially artists from the early years, women were just backup singers, male artists didn't want to have a woman front them. There was a lot they over- came that we don't know about, and I'm just learning about. KISL: What is the most fun about being a DJ? ROSlE: It is the last thing people expect when they see me. It is fun to talk about...and I like to think my kids like a mom who is a DJ, I'm the coolest mom on the block. It lets me be someone else for two hours a week, I get to talk about things that interest me, and the feedback I get from people is really fun and surprising. so I would say Aretha. If I could do one sing-along song with her, it would be like dying and going to heaven. Better. KISL: )O you have anyone special who lstens to your show? ROSlI My kids and niece, I have famil. scattered all over the U.S. and it is really fun to know they can listen to me. When my kids were stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq they would listen to me, pull up the archived shows and listen, because I am on 2 a.m. or so. It was nice thinking I was reachirg out to the troops. KISL" If you could have any guest in the studio for your show, who would you like to have? KISL- We've heard you sing in the mSL: Does your appreciation ROSlE-" I'm tempted to say Steven local plays, how come we don't change for these artists as you do Tyler, 'cause I'm such a fan, but hear you singing along during research for your show? he doesn't fit in my show exactly, your show? NOSlE: Well I do a sing-along song each show, but the rest of the time the mic is just off. If you ever come by the studio you'll see me dancing like a fool. Sometimes when I get back on the air I have to catch my breath, and I tell every- one I was just singing and dancing like a fool. KISL: What would you :say to any- one who is thinking about doing their own show? ROSlE: Do it! Just do it. Don't let any fears or thinking you can't learn this stop you. I've been doing this for over a year, and I still make mistakes, but it is so much fun. I had zero prior experi- ence, so that just proves that if you are willing to try and dedicate, it does take a commitment, but it is so worth the time. Hear the next featured female artist on Ladies Night every Thursday at 6 p.m. on 88.7 FM and streaming at www.kislavalon. com. You can also catch Rosie riding around town on her pink scooter, so follow her to the KISL studios. In the next Meet the Voice: Wade McDonald. To get involved with KISL or to learn more about getting your own show on the air call 424-226-2837 (HAHA- BOATER) or contact Jordan Monroe the Community Outreach Director- jordanmonroe @ kislava- B I R T H DAYS JUNE 22 Jesus Rodriguez JUNE 23 Roger Connelly James Clay Marianne Carson Marlina Alaniz JUNE 24 Ava Rose Melissa Gemilere Adam Thoricht JUNE 25 Jim Hinkley JUNE 26 Aimee Torres Eileen Torres-Zeller Marni Green Marsha Paull Barbara Burke-Ezell Peyton Cicconi Morgan Cicconi JUNE 27 Ofelia Jimenez Cathy Sweeney Brenda Heofs JUNE 28 Jaime Montano Jon Campbell Sam Moran ANNIVERSARIES JUNE 23 Paul & Katrina Perea Grant & Rita Amthor JUNE 27 Daniel & Tasha Romo JUNE 28 Matt & Julia Baker Ansun & Katy Romanowski Steve & Judy Burke JUNE 29 John & Kimberly Clay We're going smoke free. Center Will be a non.smoking facility. Please refrain from smoking while on hospital property. Island Medical Center (310) 510-O7OO 1OO Falls anyon Road PO Box 1563, Avalon 90704 A destination for patient-centered excellence and health enrichment. CATAUNA COUPLES: RICK & WENDY HARP will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 24th. They hav.e lived on the Island since 1983. Rick is a retired Fire Captain and Wendy a retired RN. Please send us your favorite photo of yourself or of another local Catalina couple to be included in the Catalina Islander. They can be young or old; in special places, special occasions or just at home. Email your high resolution photo to ed@ci' 8iFridaYl June22, 20i2 .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... THE CATAUNA ISLANDER