May-ish 2014 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

By Joe Nelson
The May 2014 edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features ENERGY's AJ Machado!
AJ, thanks for taking the time for

What is your current position/title? Host of "The AJ Show" weekday mornings on Energy 103.7 

What are your favorite parts of the job? The variety of types of content. One minute I'm bantering with my crew about our lives, the next we're doing a contest, the next we're interviewing never gets old. I also love the connection with our audience...I think it's completely unique to radio. When someone tells me "I feel like I know you" they aren't saying they know my character, they know me. I love that. 

Who are your all time favorite musical artists? So many different ones for so many reason. I'll say this, I think the artist that we identify most with are the ones we anted to be when we were teenagers and I definitely wanted to be in the Beastie Boys. 

And your current favorite? I'm on a Top 40 station and I actually thing pop music is going through a fun phase right now. I grew up listening to my parents Motown music (and grew to love it) so it's fun to see that Old School sound come back with Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Pharrel etc. 

Tell me about your personal side. I'm happily married with to amazing daughters and to awesome dogs. I've lived in San Diego since 2001. 

What are your favorite restaurants? Again, SO many answer for so many reasons so I'll narrow it down to my personal area of expertise: Sandwiches. The top 5 sandwich spots in our county are Antonelli's Deli, Deviliscious Food Truck, BHM Italian, Crossroads Deli and Hungry Bear Sub Shop. 

What are your movie interests? I'm a geek so anything with superheroes, cyborgs or wizards is gonna get my attention. I love action movies as well and I actually get pretty caught up on documentaries on Netflix. Oh, and who doesn't love a good comedy. 

Do you have any hobbies? I've praticed martial arts most of my life. I currently train in Jeet Kune Do, Kali and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Rebellion Academy and Muay Thai at Art of 8. I'm also a runner and love doing races, obstacle courses and mud runs all over the county! 

What are your favorite parts of the city? Of course I love the beaches...all of them! As a dog lover I also appreciate all of the dog parks and even dog beaches around the county! Is there anything else you'd like to share? If anyone who listens to my show is reading this THANK YOU, I'll never be able to fully express you much I appreciate being a part of your morning!!

Thanks for your time, AJ!!



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