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!
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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.
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."