Gina Maria Ranieri, aka DJ Lovelace, is the Head Honchess at KZSC's Pop Palace - a set of upbeat, inter-genre tracks with a certain “je ne sais quoi ”.
Gina began her love of music in high school and segued into her career as a DJ upon arriving in Santa Cruz. She loves the sense of community here, and general atmosphere of radio – and that it is still considered a viable career. Gina was first interested in alternate R&B, and electronic indie music, primarily spinning these types of music for her first two quarters as a DJ. Following this, she decided to switch it up, deciding that her selections were low-energy - according to Gina, “Stylistically and lyrically, modern Pop tends to be more Hip-Hop oriented...when you take alternate Hip-Hop and R&B, and make it bouncy, you get Pop!”
As Pop is not officially a genre recognized by the station, Gina has her work cut out for her – every week, she puts together songs which, despite being a composite playlist of several genres, flow together to form an energy and style only fully appreciated by pop fans. Catch DJ Lovelace, providing that pure Pop energy on Pop Palace, Thursdays 1-2pm here at KZSC, 88.1FM!