When did you first get involved with WBOR and why?
AB: We got involved first semester sophomore year because Lara really wanted to do a show. Lara really loves indie music and I really love hip-hop and R&B, so we decided to play both and have definitely introduced each other to artists from both genres.
LA: She’s picked up on indie music more than I thought she would and I’ve picked up on a lot of hip-hop. She always surprises me with songs she’s found.

Why is the show called “Sweater Weather?” 
AB: We called it “Sweater Weather” because we both appreciated that song. Also, Maine is really always sweater weather. When are we here when it’s warm outside?
LA: I tease her because I’m from Los Angeles and she’s from Minnesota and I’m always walking around bundled up while she’s barely wearing anything.
Who makes up your target audience?
AB: Anyone who loves a variety of music. In between hip-hop and indie is the pop spectrum. We don’t stay in one particular area.

What is your goal for the show?
AB: The goal is to have fun with it! We like to laugh! It’s great that it is local and reaches out to the wider community.
LA: It’s de-stressing for us and hopefully it is for anyone who chooses to listen.
Ashley, you recently stepped into the role of Programming Manager at WBOR. What does that entail?
AB: My responsibility is to make sure everyone has a radio station time and make sure people are treating the equipment well and aren’t swearing.
What is your favorite music?

AB: I love R&B the most. Drake is one of my favorites. I tried to go to his concert in Philadelphia, but he ended up canceling it. I also love Bon Iver.
LA: Drake, too and Jhené Aiko. I will always have a spot in my heart for The Fray.
Do you have any musical experience?
AB: I used to sing in middle and high school, in addition to playing the viola. Singing is my shower hobby.
LA: I used to sing in the chorus here at Bowdoin and play the violin.

What else are you involved in at Bowdoin?
AB: I am part of the African American Society and I love to sit in on slam poetry readings. I am also an intern for [Associate Dean of Multicultural Programs Leana Amaez].
LA: I’m in the international relations club, I work at the C-Store and with Safe Space.

What is the best music to study to?
AB: Jazz with hip-hop influences—low-key melodies that allow me to focus.
LA: Slower Beyoncé and Drake are my go-to.
What has been your favorite concert experience?
 AB: This summer I went to the Summer Set music festival in Wisconsin and I saw Schoolboy Q, Wu Tang Clan and Big Gigantic. I’ve always liked Schoolboy Q, he has his own spot in hip hop. He’s establishing himself well. Wu Tang clan is the beginning of hip-hop. Big Gigantic free styled, which was awesome.   
LA: I went to Of Monsters and Men in New York. It was a small venue and really amazing to hear them live.
What do you think people are doing while they listen to your show?
AB: I don’t think it’s the best show to study to. We talk a lot as well as playing music, so hopefully you’re just chilling and it is background noise.
LA: Yeah, doing things around the room.
What song never gets old for you?
AB: “Houstalantavegas” by Drake and “Suga Suga” by Baby Bash.
LA: “Furthest Thing” by Drake.
Who is your musical inspiration?
AB: Bob Marley. I grew up with him as a kid and his words spoke a lot to the African diaspora and the idea of struggle. His music was being used to get the world aware of social issues and help his people.
LA: Sia, because she really has a variety of talents and different genres of music.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell your audience about your show?
AB: Nothing’s really planned so be prepared for anything and keep an open mind.
LA: Ashley brings the fun and spice! Tune in whenever you’re feeling stressed.