To quote Aldous Huxley, “I believe that after silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” I am an educator who turned amateur DJ. While a middle school teacher for 10 years, I used music as common ground in both my curriculum and classroom. I believe this common ground can be transferred to the community as well. I left the classroom to pursue education in a different realm and am now the Education Director for the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP). I jumped at the opportunity to work with KDNK youth DJs because I knew the kids would teach me how to be a better DJ while I helped them hone their communication skills. After many hours in the studio with the kids, I now get to host my own show, and I continue to learn a great deal from the youth in our community during their shows. The kids inspire me to use my voice. I love KDNK because we all have a space here, including my dog that gets to sleep on the couch during my radio show. Radio Dog and I encourage your requests and are open to a “Name that Tune” challenge at anytime.