Ashleyanne Krigbaum, public radio producer by day & all-vinyl DJ and go-go dancer by night

Oct 17, 2012 at 12am

Name: Ashleyanne Krigbaum (aka Wam Bam Ashleyanne)

Neighborhood: Temescal in Oakland, but I work all over San Francisco everyday.

Gig: Souled Out! My all-vinyl dance party happening Thursdays at Slate, one of my favorite new hangout spots in The Mission.

What are you up to these days? I spend most of my days in the KALW 91.7 FM newsroom, helping to produce the daily news show, Crosscurrents. Recently I had the penultimate radio nerd glory: I assisted on an interview of the Elvis of public radio, Ira Glass.

What event will we find you at the week of October 22? You can find me and my records spinning on Saturday the 27th at Speakeasy Brewery's Halloween bash.

SF is... the city I would sneak out to during high school for punk shows when my parents thought I was close to home in barber shop quartet rehearsals. 

Where do you get your local gossip? The bathroom stalls at Bender's: it's an up-to-the-minute goldmine.

What's your favorite under-the-radar SF restaurant? It's Tops Coffee Shop on Market. It's central, open late (3:00a.m. on some nights), and I have yet to see anyone I know there. Simple diner food, and servers that make me laugh so hard I snort my chocolate milk. 

Where do you go to relax and get away from it all? Rooky Ricardo's Records in Lower Haight. Not only am I surrounded by the best stock of original 45s that San Francisco has to offer, but I can sit for hours at a listening station discovering music without any need for the internet.

What would you change about SF? I would institute areas where data plans are suspended. Entering the SFMOMA? No iPhone for you. Sitting down to dinner? The internet will not be dining with you. Having the world constantly at my fingertips 24/7 has only seemed to distract me from the real world underneath my toes – I'd much rather hear what someone has to say, than try to find it on a Twitter feed. 

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