BSR Show of the Week: Asking for a Friend
Written by Brooke Forrest on February 14, 2019
Every week of programming we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week
This week’s show is Asking for a Friend
Asking for a Friend is hosted by Genevieve Menyhart & Alicia Falorio! This interactive program was voted #1 in BSR’s Listener’s Choice Awards last semester and airs every Monday from 2-4pm!
Describe your show:
Interactive and very unscripted, so there’s lots of fun! We like to ask questions on social media beforehand to get listener feedback each week. We cover all sorts of things like travel stories, conspiracy theories and horoscopes. In addition, we like to play all types of music ranging from current to classic hits. There is truly never a dull moment when the two of us are in charge.
How did you come up with your show concept:
We wanted to create a show that was inclusive to listeners through social media such as online polls. videos, questionnaires, etc ahead of time so we could talk about the feedback/stories that we received! That way we can relate to the listeners on all levels, especially college listeners
What do you do in your free time:
Hang out at Scribbles, listen to music, take lots of photos, gossip to each other about unimportant things
Who are some of your favorite bands/artists:
LANY, Chelsea Cutler, The 1975, Queen, One Direction
What was your favorite show moment:
When we were 20 minutes into a solid show and Franklin Hall’s power went out
What is your favorite thing about BSR:
They give us creative freedom to do the fun things that we like and come up with
If you could see anyone in concert who would you wanna see and why:
Alicia says the Red Hot Chili Peppers because, quote, “I feel like it would be an awesome show.” Genevieve picks Avicii (sad) because he had so many good songs and she regrets never getting to see him.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten:
“Eliminate the variables” -from our photography teacher
What fictional character is your co-host most like:
Alicia believes that Genevieve is most like Helga from Hey Arnold…and Genevieve says Alicia is most likely Alex from Totally Spies.