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  • Hilary

    Middays on FM 94/9 - 10am to 3pm

    You know what they say: great radio is 90% good music, 18% DJ magic. I am proud to be a card-carrying member of that 18%, and grateful for my almost 2 year career in San Diego radio. I have a dog named Moonwalk, I once made out with a carne asada french fry, and the most awesome band I've ever interviewed was Arcade Fire, backstage at Coachella where I was really sweaty and unfortunately, wearing an unflattering hat. You can't win 'em all. Let's party!


Jack White Throws out First Pitch To Santa


He really did. At the Tigers / White Sox game the other night. I mean, it's no Sad Jack White at a Cubs / Padres game, but still. Read more...

Billie Joe Armstrong's Summer Job Totally Rules

Ready to get jealous?

Green Day's Billie Joe showed up at Coachella to play with the Replacements, and now he's done it again at festivals in Atlanta and Louisville. Rad! Get the scoop here. Read more...

A Dad Responds to Magic's RUDE With A Song

It's kinda funny

He's gonna punch your face! Careful, Canadian reggae singer! The answer is NO. #burn Read more...

The Che Gets a Stay


The Che Cafe Collective (on the UCSD campus) has been thriving for decades and will not go down without a fight. It was thought that this Sunday's fest there may be the last Che show ever, but a judge just ruled that the Che gets a stay and can keep possession of the space until a hearing begins in August. More info here and Zach De La Rocha weighs in here. Rad! Read more...

Watch Indie Jam Artist Little Hurricane Play in an Elevator

Giving Elevator Music a whole new Meaning

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Little Hurricane and can't wait to see them at Indie Jam on September 7th! In the meantime, here's a little something to tide us over: LH playing in an elevator. Of course they are! Read more...

Courtney Love is 50, Will Play Preschool Teacher on Sons of Anarchy

So there's that

First of all, can we have a moment with the fact that TODAY IS COURTNEY LOVE'S 50TH BIRTHDAY? Sheesh. Feels like just yesterday I was co-opting her babydoll dress with 9 hole Docs look while pinning her & Kurt's Sassy Magazine cover to my dorm room wall. But I digress. Ms. Love is joining the cast of Sons of Anarchy to play a - get this - preschool teacher! Get the scoop here. Read more...

If The New Weezer Album Art Is Wrong, I Don't Wanna Be Right

Actually I really want to be right no matter what

Weezer's new album comes out later this year - they've been teasing it with little behind-the-scenes videos and audio here and there, but this is the first we've seen of any album artwork. I love it SO MUCH. Do you? Read more...

Dozens Hospitalized at Avicii Performance


Apparently it wasn't the music's fault, but rather a combination of heat, dehydration, and drugs & alcohol that hospitalized 36 people during Avicii's Wednesday (6/25/14) show at Boston's TD Garden. Bummer! Read more...

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Shoots the Sh** With Hil

Check out the interview, it's a good one!

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park is one of my favorite people to interview because he's a great talker. He tells good stories, he's funny and laid-back, and he's nice! I LOVE NICE. So sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy the soothing sounds of another Hilary - Mike chat, FM 94/9-style. Click PLAY on that black bar up there. And see them live in SD on September 16th with AFI & 30 Seconds to Mars! Read more...

Bjork Gets A MoMA Retrospective!

Please crowdfund my Kickstarter so I can buy plane tickets to NYC

Bjork has been in a league of her own for years now, so it's only fitting that New York's Museum of Modern Art has decided to stage a retrospective highlighting her career. It will open March 15th of 2015 and remain there for three months. Sounds like it will highlight her music, art, costumes and other visual art, and she is creating a "new narrative thread that will tie together all her work in a way never seen before and include a brand new audio/visual piece." Damn, Bjork! You rule. Read more...