As swarm of radio show, “Vamos a La Playa,” DJ Laura of Miami (genuine name Laura Sutnick) takes community listeners to the proverbial beach including handpicked dance-y, tropi-cool tunes impeccably suited for this flamingo pink city.
Laura was also programming boss at WVUM 90.5, the University of Miami’s indenpendent telephone system station, for 4 years. Under her management, the station won MTV’s Best College Telephone system Station in the country last time.
Laura recently completed her modify degrees at UM, however, and is therefore no longer capable to work at the campus station.
So she just joined local internet rank Wynwood Radio, where she’ll over again serve as programming director and announce two weekly shows of her own. Tune in Monday afternoons for her excellent set of Italo Disco, Nu Disco, Latin Oldies, and ahead of schedule House.
You can also find Laura in the rear the decks at any worthwhile party in Miami — she’s spun alongside Tanlines, Grimes, and Minor Boys, among dozens of additional acts traveling through South Florida.
HuffPost Miami spar with Laura about her thrash from the dial to online, the shows she’s booked below Nightdrive, the production company she cofounded; and everywhere to get the best matzoh ball soup in Miami.
Who are you:
Being in Miami:
That’s a tricky inquiry, I was raised between here and Bogota but officially stirred here the week after Cyclone Andrew in ’92.
Favorite childhood reminiscence in Miami?
Don’t know if it’s the first but I dredge up loving Six Flags Atlantis (everywhere Boomers is now), riding the tram on Lincoln Path, and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at Lear Teach summer camp.
Everything Nightdrive Miami and brainwashing director at WynwoodRadio.com
Favorite ‘Single in Miami’ moment?
What’s your perception of a perfect day in Miami?
Hugging a flamingo on the coastline with Gloria Estefan at my feature.
You’re headed to or from the Beach. Rather 395 or 195?
Where do you pocket out-of-towners?
Enriquetas, The Standard, Lester’s, Jimbo’s, and of way on a drive through Wynwood.
With 4 years at WVUM, you’re now programming and DJing at internet rank Wynwood Radio. What are the pros and cons of tender from the dial to online?
Here really aren’t too many cons, internet telephone system is a lot less regimented giving us greatly more freedom and flexibility. We be inflicted with to ability to play whatever we aspire without the FCC or a big university looking ended our shoulders. There’s also a delusion that you can only listen even as in front of a computer…not true, we be inflicted with an smart phone app in the works and here are a few mobile streaming options on the Wynwood Telephone system web site.
You once worked at community internet station of yore, The Womb, out of South Coastline. How has internet radio changed in view of the fact that then?
That’s an interesting inquiry, it really hasn’t changed with the intention of much. I guess you don’t need to buy thousands of dollars value of equipment anymore and there are a lot extra ways to promote the station. Also, public are more used to the idea of tuning in online than they were in The Womb living.
What made you pursue modify degrees in music business and entertainment management?
With DJing and working in music for very nearly 10 years I decided I sought after to learn the back end and business feature of the industry. I enrolled at UM for my masters in composition business and after a while realized the extra lucrative part of industry is shifting towards be in this world entertainment. UM had just started the masters in Arts Presenting curriculum and they were very cheering about me doing that one as water supply (since that’s what I was by now doing work-wise), so I did. Now I believe more qualified to produce generous scale events, theatrical performances, and flush festivals.
I would eventually be fond of to teach event production with getting involved with approximately bigger scale shows.
What do you reflect of the state of commercial radio? Are here other independent radio stations you call in high regard?
The only money-making station I listen to is Classica 92, I’m a enormous fan of Latin oldies and disco. I can’t though bring myself to tune into the additional ones, it’s the same crap ended and over again. I have tremendous accept for WVUM and FIU’s Radiate and tune into persons when I’m not streaming Wynwood Telephone system.
What local bands are you into aptly now?
He’s not really a local band but I unquestionably LOVE what Lazaro Casanova is responsibility, local favorite. As per bands – Clairvoyant Mirrors, Chalk., Krisp, Entresol, BFGF, ANR, Afrobeta, The Disorder Of….lots of good material in Miami right now.
Last big scheme you did:
Wynwood Radio — subdue in the works
Upcoming projects you’re effective on:
Nightdrive has a bunch of shows appearance up:
Our blog re-launch featuring Rayko (one of our pet re-edit producers, first calculate here from Spain) at Thrilling Pickle; Bear In Heaven at Bardot; Guide Tour at Grand Central (yes as in the show “Drive”) featuring College, Thrilling Youth, and Anoraak; Kavinski at Grand Inner; and John Talabot at the Pickle.
Why do you detest Miami?
I don’t hate Miami at all; I solely wish people were a modest faster to respond when it comes to bring about stuff. Sometimes it’s kind of a mission to get equipment done here in a timely style because people are so laid in trade.
Why do you love Miami?
I love the chill here, the fact that we’re one of the single places with candy painted homes, all the MiMo stuff, and the unsystematic parrots flying around. Bags of people complain there’s not greatly going on here in Miami but I see with the intention of more as opportunity than a touch to complain about.
What are three community meals you can’t live without?
Marble crabs, pan con bistec, and Epicure’s matzo globe soup.
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