When did you first get involved with WBOR and why?
Gallagher: We got involved first semester freshman year and both got on a radio show together.
Reyes: It just seemed like a fun thing to do, and we both like music a lot. We kept doing it because it was fun, especially together, but we actually had separate shows last semester.
Gallagher: But the gang’s back together again!
Reyes: We needed a break from each other.
Gallagher: But we’ve learned to truly appreciate each other.
What type of music do you play?
Gallagher: I have a lot of friends from the Internet that make music, so with our last show we played a lot of independent stuff from, for example, Bandcamps.
Reyes: Besides that, we play a pretty mixed bag. It’ll be early 2000s hip-hop and then recent indie pop as well, just whatever we like and seems fun.
Who is your target audience?
Galllagher: In a certain sense, friends. Either friends that don’t go here or ones online. We play popular music as well as some obscure [music], so people who are open to that would be our target audience.
Reyes: Anyone with a good sense of humor and who likes music.
What is your favorite type of music?
Gallagher: The National, which is a mellow alternative rock group, but I also like hip-hop. I really go through phases.
Reyes: I would say ’80s synth pop.
How do you incorporate humor into your show?
Reyes: We have an intro theme.
Gallagher: Yeah we have an intro theme with clips from movies in it. I remember our first semester—we didn’t talk very much on our show and now we try to do some riffing. We interviewed someone last week about sports.
Reyes: Yeah, but we ended up just asking them about things like if Justin Bieber were a sport, what sport he would be.
Gallagher: Also, the name of our show [“Sport Center”] is our way of connecting to Bowdoin’s jock culture.
What is the best music to study to?
Reyes: I would say piano music.
Gallagher: I try to listen to music I like, but it gets me distracted. I like post-rock, like Explosions in The Sky, a band with ambient guitar sounds.
What is the goal of your show?
Gallagher: We want teams to reschedule their practices to 12:30 a.m. on Fridays just so they can listen to our music. We also want 300 Facebook likes…we’re at 54 now.
What is the most profound concert experience you have had?
Gallagher: I went to a concert last spring of my favorite band at the time called Why? It was really good. It’s really fun for me when I know the songs well and I can sing along. Also, I was right at the front and it was a small venue.
Reyes: I would say my first concert, which was Bright Eyes. I was 16 years old and it was at Radio City. They are still one of my favorite bands and I think their music is fun to dance to and deeply emotional at times.
If you two were in a band together, what would be the name of it?
Reyes: “The Young Hegelians”—credit to Professor Beckett.
What do you think people are doing when listening to your show?
Gallagher: Hopefully lifting weights.
Reyes: I hope people are doing anything sports related.
What song never gets old for you?
Gallagher: “Timber.” It hasn’t gotten old yet. Also, “Dip It Low” by Christina Milian because it brings back good memories.
Reyes: “Jessica” by Major Lazer.
Who is your biggest music inspiration and why?
Gallagher: I would say Beyoncé; she’s great. She puts out such good songs and she is getting political too.
Reyes: Joe Strummer from The Clash. I think punk music is inspirational because it is political in nature, and he is an amazing lyricist and musician.
Is there anything else you want people to know about your show?
Gallagher: If you listen, you’ll win the sports championship.
Reyes: If you’re not listening to “Sport Center,” you’re losing the game.
Tune in to “Sport Center” with Reyes and Gallagher every Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 a.m. on WBOR 91.1 FM or stream online at wbor.org.