My Exit: Kathy Conway

Kathy Conway

Tonight's My Exit DJ Kathy Conway

Every Monday night our friends at WEXT do this thing called My Exit -- local listeners get to come into the station and program an hour of music. So we thought it'd be fun to find out a little bit about these people and why they picked the songs on their playlist. Here's tonight's person:

Kathy Conway, Senior Administrative Assistant at Bechtel in Schenectady

Musical Taste:
Eclectic. I like discovering new music.

Show Theme:
I chose songs by performers I have seen. I'll be playing a lot of local musicians and every one of the local performers is somehow linked with the others. It's kind of six degrees of separation.

Five songs from Kathy's show:

Frank Jaklitsch -- Catch the Wind
Frank is a local musician who has been playing in the Capital Region for 30 years. I like the energy he brings to his music. Catch the wind is actually an old Donavan cover song about a free spirit. But it's a powerful old song and it's redone really nicely. Frank's got the perfect voice for that song.

Jim Gaudet -- "We Talked about the Rain"
Jim started out as a solo performer. He's just gotten back into music in the last couple of years. He performs around the Capital District and at bluegrass events with his band The Railroad Boys. "We Talked About the Rain" is one of those songs that I feel everyone can identify with. After years apart, two ex-lovers meet and with all they have to say to each other, all they can talk about is the weather. I heard him sing this song at The Lark Tavern a few years ago and I thought "what a powerful song." But it's a sad song . Kind of sweet.

Green Hill Tribe --"Already Gone"
My son, Evan Conway, wrote and performed "Already Gone" with The Green Hill Tribe.
Most of the songs the band plays were written by him. He was 21 when he wrote "Already Gone." I think it's kind of a wise song for someone that age to write. It's about a person who is thinking back to when a girlfriend broke up with them, and realizing that they'd already known it was over--- that they were already gone.

Ramblin Jug Stompers -- "Old Plank Road"
This song is one of my favorites. It's just great fun. It goes "I won't get drunk no more. I won't get drunk no more..." It's a sing-a-long with a message that anyone who has gotten up the next day after a few too many can understand.

Blotto-- "Metalhead"
"Metalhead" is a tongue in cheek metal song. Blotto put a lot of fun in their music. Metalhead kind of makes fun of Ozzy Osbourne and other metal performers, but the metalheads actually liked it. I have a video of this song from back in the day. The band is banging their heads on the wall and at the end of the song the lead singer bites the head off a stuffed animal. This is not a song you ever hear on the radio, which is why I wanted to pull it out of mothballs.

You can hear Kathy's My Exit show tonight at 8 at 97.7 or at Here's how to schedule your own My Exit show on WEXT


It's funny how I found this site. I have a Google Alert setup for my name and checked out this site, just to find out it was about the "other" Jim Gaudet.

He is always number one on Google, but I am right there behind him..

I did one of these MyExit gigs last year. Best hour of fun I've had in a long time (with my clothes on). Hope to do another one in 2009.

Do you need to have a theme? Or can you just play a bunch of pre-approved songs? (I'm assuming you can't play the unedited"Smack My B*itch Up.") Do they have someone there to help you or do they show you the buttons to push?

Kathy was a great DJ supporting EXIT 99.7 on Monday night. She knows her music.

Here's the link to my YouTube page that Kathy mentioned during her My Exit.

There are some videos there of Evan with Frank Jaklitsch and also videos of the Ramblin Jug Stompers and Blotto.

Kathy did a great job on her show!

Kathy Rocks!!!!!
Give her a full show!!!!!

okay Kathy you owe me $20.00 for saying nice things! :-)
Great show

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