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Puking aural sunshine every Friday afternoon from 3-5 p.m.!

Enzo is a veteran dj of 40 years in clubs and radio. He’s played everything from hole-in-the-wall punk clubs in the early 80s, to European style techno clubs in the late 90s, and everything in between. He’s also done Top 40, Hot A.C., and Modern Rock commercial radio.

Disillusioned by the homogenous wasteland the medium had become, he walked away from radio at the turn of the millennium, and never looked back.


One night in 2006, while walking home from the grocery store, quite by accident, he dropped his keys in front of 1621 W.Broad St.

As he went to pick them up, he noticed the small, hand written paper sign on the door that read “WRIR Richmond Independent Radio”.

He fondly likens that moment to being akin to discovering the holy grail.

He immediately pulled out his phone, and called the number to see what he had to do to get a show, and remembers weeping openly when told he would have NO restrictions on what he could play.

He giddily tested that freedom on one of his first shows by playing The Replacements “Kiss Me On The Bus”, and following it up with Little Tony Defranco and The Defrano Family’s “Heartbeat, It’s A Love Beat”.

He claims he felt the knees of every radio programmer in the country buckle that morning.

He has now made it his mission to use his acutely fine tuned pop aesthetic to save the world from mediocrity, and bring joy and happiness to all the good little boys and girls with pure hearts with power chord crunches, soaring three part harmonies, and a smattering of minor chords played on jangly guitars.

He equally enjoys talking about himself in the third person.


  • Friday - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Jennifer Shotwelll says:

    Was just about to complain about a new Friday commute, then I realized, hey! That just means more Enzo listening time!

    Miss seeing you at the station!

  • enzo says:

    Always great to hear you were groovin’ with me, T!

  • T. Christopher Cox says:

    GREAT set. “I Said Yeah Yeah Yeah.” They just don’t write ‘em like that anymore….

  • enzo says:

    Thank you so much, Chris! That’s quite the compliment as I grew up listening to the old ‘HFS in the late 70s and through the 80s and is exactly the reason I’ve always wanted to do this type of radio.

  • Chris says:

    Brilliant! We’ve been missing this kind of show for a long time. Reminds me of WHFS 99.1 back in the day.

  • enzo says:

    Thanks, Anna, I appreciate that!
    Thanks for waking up in time!

  • Veteran character actor Charles Durning says:

    Great shoe today!

  • enzo says:

    Thank you very much, that really means a lot! Clearly you’re a fellow discerning human who possesses a pure heart and believes in the purity of power chord crunches, soaring three part harmonies, and minor chords played on jangly guitars! Salute!

  • CD Ready says:

    This show has become appointment listening for me over the past year. It’s the perfect soundtrack to a Friday afternoon and the anticipation of a fun weekend ahead. Love the mix of indie and power pop classics with eclectic new stuff. Thank you, Enzo!

  • enzo says:

    Thank you much! But why would I shoot someone who clearly has such great taste? We need more of us! Salute!

  • poppedart says:

    Best show on Richmond radio hands down!! Friday afternoon? shoot me!!

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