DJ Craig Reptile
DJ Craig Reptile is a DJ, CHIRP volunteer and Assistant Music Director. He hosts Your Sunday Sonic Sundowner on CHIRP Radio from 6 pm to 9 pm central time every Sunday night. Craig previously worked in radio part-time at KVOE AM and Fox 105 in Emporia, Kansas, and served as a DJ, music director and general manager for WVKC in Knox College. At Knox he also booked concerts, wrote about music, was a founding member of the campus environmental organization, had essays, poetry and photography published in Catch, the college's literary magazine, and somehow in his free time got a BA in English writing, specializing in poetry, some of which earned him the coveted Davenport Award for Poetry.. He has been a Senior Staff Writer for Pop'stache, written about Star Wars for ScreenRant, and writes freelance for Newcity, in addition to contributing occasionally to the CHIRP blog. Craig is a member of The Blue Ribbon Glee Club, Chicago's longest running acapella group that covers punk, alternative and new wave classics. Nowadays he works as a technical writer, but before that he worked in various capacities within the hotel and meetings industry for over twenty years. He also fancies himself an armchair herpetologist and thus in addition to a wife, son and cat, he has a day gecko and a milk snake in his collection. Craig has also attained a Master Herpetologist Certificate from The Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. .
Kim Bellware is a freelance reporter, sometimes-DJ and one-time Managing Editor of the live magazine, The Paper Machete. Check out her work at www.kimbellware.com.
Jin Kim likes to perform! You can catch him hosting Face Off Unlimited's BATSU! (America's only live Japanese game show) or making funny on stage at Laugh Out Loud (literally right next door to Martyrs’). Check out jinkim.com for absolutely nothing helpful.
Graham Nelson is a Chicago performer, storyteller, and avant-garde jazz musician. He was been performing on stages in the US and abroad for the past 20 years, and lending the elegant, edgy, and unique sounds of his diatonic harmonica to a host of performances and recordings. With a flair for the eclectic, Graham has worked on theatrical productions and with arts collaboratives at notable venues, festivals, and concert halls. When not creating, he can be constantly found searching out new tastes, stories, and material through his unbridled love for long walks and good coffee.
Jenn is a writer and producer at Cards Against Humanity. She also co-hosts a podcast called Friendshipping, a feel-good advice show about making friends as a grown-up.