Q&A With Groove-Tunes Radio!

“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.” Plato

Good afternoon, readers! It’s my pleasure to introduce Groove-Tunes Radio DJ, Mindy Wright, a huge promoter of “Peace, Love, & Harmony!” (A wonderful message!) Mindy happily shares that message all across the globe by playing the grooviest hits from the 60s, 70s, & 80s…

So, without further ado, let’s hang out with the groovy-goddess herself…Mindy!

Me: Tell us a little about the station, your message, and tremendous passion for music. 

Mindy: Hi, Kristy, thanks for having me! Groove-Tunes Radio is a mixture of classic rock & oldies. We play a variety of hits ranging from Abba to Queen to The Zombies. We’re mostly ‘70s but tap into the ‘60s and ‘80s…

The message? Always, peace, love, & harmony…  

How much do I love music? Who doesn’t love music? I remember sitting in a closet with a portable radio listening to the local station and singing along to whatever was played. On Saturday afternoons, my friend and I would listen to the American Top 40 and write down the list.

Your station plays a super-groovy variety of tunes (that I LOVE); do you have a favorite decade above the others? 

I prefer the ‘70s, however, ’80s music is right up there. I grew up watching American Bandstand, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, and Midnight Special…gotta love Wolfman Jack! But when MTV fired up and the music genres branched off in an explosive decade of music (that’s unlike any other), the ‘80s became a strong favorite.

Who was the first band you ever saw live? 

The first artist I saw in concert was Shaun Cassidy! (My forever teen idol.) The first band I saw was Hall & Oates. I would love to see them again!

Shaun Cassidy! What a cutie. I imagine that you do what you do because you’re head-over-heels in love with music, what’re your go-to songs when you need to feel inspired or recharged? And how about top ten picks that reflect your positive message of peace, love, & harmony? 

Songs to feel recharged and inspired~ ‘September’, ‘China Grove’, ‘Jungle Love’, ‘Xanadu’, ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, and…‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’!

Top 10 songs for a message of peace, love, & harmony~ ‘Give me Peace on Earth’, ‘California Dreamin’, ‘I’m a Believer’, ‘Aquarius’, ‘Your Song’, ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing’, ‘Teach Your Children’, ‘Let It Be’, ‘For What It’s Worth’, ‘What the World Needs Now Is Love (Sweet love)’.

Those are fantastic feel-good songs…🙂

How can people tune in and what nights do you take requests?

 Groovetunes Radio (groove-tunes.blogspot.com) Remember to visit the chatbox!

My main shows are on Friday and Saturday evenings and we have our holiday shows, Halloween, Christmas, Independence Day, etc. Plus, we have special shows such as Disco Night, Saturday Morning Retro Show/Teen IdolsName Game, and Movie/Team TV Themes. We’re also looking into having a comedy night. I pop on the air after work a couple of times a week and will take requests, however, we have Al in the Netherlands, who also DJs. He’ll go on the air throughout the week and take requests as well. 

So many awesome things, I love it! I must say, I have a blast whenever I tune in. The Halloween show is one of my favorites…and game nights…and disco night…haha.      

How about some Mindy fun-facts!

What are your favorite colors?

Yellow, pink, and black.

Top favorite artists/bands of all time?

Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Bee Gees, Chicago, and Journey.

What is your favorite season & why?

Fall, for cooler temps and leaves changing colors…HALLOWEEN!!

Five things you can’t live without?

Family & friends, music, mascara, my phone, my four cats, and PIE!

What’s the last book you read?

The Marriage of Opposites.

The last movie you watched?

Downtown Abbey; The Movie.

Do you have an absolute dream vacation destination?

Yes, Australia!!

Hocus-Pocus or The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Hocus Pocus!

Elvis or John Lennon?

Going with Elvis… 

Grease or Footloose?

Footloose.

What are two of your favorite quotes? 

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want that rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” ‘Harry Burns’- When Harry Met Sally

“Always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.” Practical Magic

Those are great quotes! Thanks for sharing, Mindy, and as always, it’s been a pleasure. Have a fabulous summer!

Keep up with the latest Groove-Tunes happenings, events, & news on Facebook and Twitter! {And don’t just tune in for the hits, fun, and games…hang out in the chatbox, say hello, and request one of your favorite groovy-tunes!} See you there!

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KRISTY JO VOLCHKO is an award-winning, multi-genre author, poet, blogger, book reviewer, and human rights activist. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she continues to share her love of storytelling, all things 80s, and tries to stay out of trouble.

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