A Q&A With “Metal Overdose”
Written by Brandon Lewis on April 29, 2020
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced Black Squirrel Radio to suspend its programming for the reminder of the spring 2020 semester, our DJ’s are always in the back of the mind of the BSR staff.
With that in mind, BSR reached out to DJ’s for a Q&A to see what they have been up to during this difficult time.
Today’s Q&A is with Eric Arnst, host of “Metal Overdose”, which aired this semester on Thursday nights from 10 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Q: During this difficult time, how are you staying busy?
A: I have been taking my original in-person classes online. I also have been working at my job at Donatos in Parma as a a delivery driver. It helps me make money on the side. I also would do my usual hobbies when I am not doing school work or working, listening to music, playing guitar, binge watching shows, working out and going outside on nice days (keeping social distancing of course!).
Q: How hard has it been to concentrate on school since moving to remote learning?
A: It hasn’t been that hard for me to concentrate for remote learning. I just treat it like I normally would for an in-person class. When class is in session, I make sure there isn’t any distractions and focus on school.
Q: Since you are graduating, what is your favorite memory during your time at BSR, and what will you miss about BSR the most?
A: My favorite memory with BSR was when I had the formerly local band from Akron called Lucid Sin on my show. Thanks to my friend, I was able to get that band onto my show and interview them, along with just chatting with them. Another good memory was accidentally flipping someone off walking past the window of the station as they gave me the horns.
What I will miss the most about BSR is playing music. I enjoyed and establishing new friendships with other people in BSR. BSR was like a family to me in some ways, and everyone there is great. I highly encourage any freshman to join. They won’t regret it. I will miss some of my dearest friends that will return to Kent in the fall, and I wish them the best. I’ll try and visit when I can. I love them!
Q: On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the lowest), how much do you miss doing your show?
Check out Metal Overdose’s Facebook Page , Twitter and Instagram and make sure to keep it locked on blacksqurirrelradio.com for more Q&A’s with our DJ’s during this difficult time. Also, be on the lookout for some RAD content, including album reviews, tv show reviews, opinion pieces, and MORE!
Continue to be safe and healthy, and always remember:
BE NUTS FOR BSR!