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10+ Things You Might Not Know About Josh T. Landow

Born & Raised

Born in Philly, raised in the northern burbs.

First Record Purchased

Michael Jackson's Thriller with a big picture of MJ on the record. I'm not proud of this.

First Cassette Owned

I think the soundtrack to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I'm not terribly proud of this either, but more proud than I am of Thriller.

First Concert

Live & The Catherine Wheel at The Mann in 1994.

Favorite Bands/Artists

Smashing Pumpkins, the rest in alphabetical order: Ben Folds (Five), Cake, Catherine Wheel, Coldplay, Editors, Electric Six, Foo Fighters, Garbage, Guster, Hot Hot Heat, Interpol, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Our Lady Peace, Silversun Pickups, Stone Temple Pilots, The Strokes, Tool, Weezer, White Stripes

Favorite Local Bands

Current faves are East Hundred and Victor Victor Band

Favorite Movies

Batman Begins & The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 1 & 2, X-Men 1 & 2, The Matrix, Star Trek movies, Ghostbusters 2, Anchorman, Spaceballs, Back to the Future Trilogy, Terminator 2, Fight Club, Seven, Pulp Fiction, Office Space, Fargo, The Shawshank Redemption, and more...

Favorite Book

A Clockwork Orange

Musician you were was most excited to meet

Billy Corgan

Bands you've played in (if any)?

I have never played in a band because I have no musical ability whatsoever. I tried to learn guitar when I was younger and I failed miserably.

How You Got into Radio

When my favorite radio station WDRE announced that they were going off the air, I visited the station and got bit by the radio bug. Shortly thereafter I applied for an internship with the ex-DRE folks (including Jim McGuinn) at Y100. The rest is history.

Three things you don't know about me

I am obsessed with Transformers toys.
I've never had a cavity.
What the T. stands for.

Previous jobs, stations, work history you want listeners to know about?

Y100 from 1997-2005, from 2005-2006, KYW Newsradio in 2006, Y-Rock On XPN from 2006 until I retire in the distant future (now that it's been published, I have total job security, right?)

College Info

I was a ceramics major at Tyler School of Art for a time, then I majored in Y100 at Penn State Abington (which means I just barely got through school while focusing on my internship and job).

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