GiGi’s Music Hour to air May 9 on 97.1 KOYT-FM

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Nonprofit public radio station KOYT-FM 97.1 will present GiGi’s Music Hour Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Jeanne Berriman, the 60 minutes of tunes will feature the music of artists who went from recording sensations to acting in movies, such as Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Will Smith.

“I did a guest DJ hour last year in March,” Berriman said. “I absolutely just loved it and got the bug. Since then I’ve done public service announcements and stamps and the legal notification that has to be done every hour and again at the half-hour per the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) rules.”

As one of the local voices of KOYT-FM, Berriman is a volunteer. She and producer Liese Carney have spent hours crafting the show.

“I will be playing some of the top 10 songs from each of the artists, as well as sharing some unusual facts and trivia about the musicians-turned-actors,” she said.

The radio station said it is always looking for enthusiastic guest DJs from the community. Berriman answered the call and said she encourages others to do the same.

“I will have lived up here in the Anza Valley for seven years in August,” she said. “I spent the last 25-plus years in Long Beach as a successful corporate executive in the legal industry. I had a health scare and decided I needed a change of lifestyle and took the leap. I haven’t looked back since; this was the best decision I ever made.”

Serving as a DJ helps spread her appreciation of music, Berriman said, and Carney agreed wholeheartedly.

“It is always a great experience sharing other people’s love of music,” Carney said. “Jeanie and I are friends, and this is her second guest DJ music hour so far. Of course, we at KOYT are following the rules of social distancing and as soon as this coronavirus crisis is over, we would love to get more people in town involved in programming.”

Anza Community Broadcasting is a nonprofit, volunteer-powered organization that runs KOYT 97.1 Koyote Radio. They air several popular weekly shows and tunes to please every musical palette.

To learn more, donate and listen in, visit KOYT-FM at http://koyt971.org.

Email KOYT for more info at programming@koyt971.org.

Diane Sieker can be reached by email at dsieker@reedermedia.com.