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Johnjay Van Es, What Are You Listening To?

Johnjay Van Es

Van Es is the host of the Johnjay and Rich radio show heard on 104.7 KISS-FM here in Phoenix.

When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play? 104.7 KISS-FM. No other station is programmed on my radio dial -- fact.

What's the first album you bought? The soundtrack to West Side Story.

What's the first concert you saw? Lionel Richie when I was 15. Went by myself to the Coliseum.

What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? Phooson 2011, a festival concert we put together. In a word -- amazing!

What's the last song played on your music player? "Forever Reign," by Hillsong United.

Preferred format: CD, vinyl, cassette, 8-Track or digital? Digital.

What's your favorite album? U2, Rattle and Hum.

Who is your favorite singer or band? Katy Perry.

Does you computer track how many times you've played something -- if so, what's at the top of the list? Yes, Miley Cyrus, "Party in the USA" (the Johnjay and Rich version). Miley made a special version of the song for our show -- it was incredible! To hear the biggest star in the world sing "Johnjay and Rich" in the biggest song of the year -- wow!

What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from 2011? Adele, 21.

What one song would you play if you had a world-wide radio audience? "Something's Coming," from West Side Story.

Who is your favorite local artist? Fat Gray Cat -- best local band in Arizona that I've ever heard!

What is your favorite local venue to see music? Hollywood Alley.

What is your favorite music video? LMFAO, "Sexy and I Know It."

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