TMI On KWSS 93.9 FM. http://kwss.org Tune in to Beef Vegan bringing you “TMI” from 6-10am every weekday!
Radio Host for The Morning Infidelity on KWSS 93.9
Painting by Deon Doughty
Biography by Mitchell Hillman
If there is one person that has done more for local music, for local rock’n’roll in Phoenix, than anyone else it has to be Beef Vegan. This man has spent nearly six years working for free (not unlike me) promoting the hell out the music that he truly loves and believes in. For nearly six years he has been hosting the morning show TMI on KWSS at 93.9FM. Let’s face it, there is no better DJ in town than Beef Vegan and his conviction toward turning people on to local music is unabated, he is a messenger to the masses and he has continually delivered us quality music from KONGOS, Banana Gun, Mergence, Future Loves Past and so many more. This is not to mention the national acts that he has released on his show like Awolnation, Alt-J, and Lorde. The man is on the cutting edge of music whether it is local or national, his ear is to the rail. He is, in essence, a DJ of a time long past that passionately seeks out music that his audience will enjoy, that they will want to buy, he is an anomaly that is missing from most markets and what most markets need most. The Phoenix New Times has certainly taken notice of his brilliance by naming him Best Indie Radio Personality 2011, Best Radio Personality 2013, and the 2014 award for Best Radio Morning Show. While the awards may mean nothing, listening to the actual show is simply wonderful. Beef does more for local music in a few hours than a writer can do in an entire year. He’s also hilarious and one of the quickest wits on air that I’ve heard in a long time. If you calculate his musical taste, his intellect and his immaculate timing, you have a winning combination. Beef Vegan should be syndicated and paid for what he does out of love, because this kind of beauty is rare and you have to catch it while it’s there.