Signature Q&A: Justin Martin

Justin Martin is the general manager of WUSM and a media law instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a B.S. in Mass Communication, Recording Industry: Management from Middle Tennessee State University, a JO. from MS College School of Law and a Ph.D. A.8.0. in Mass Communication from USM; He is an audio engineer, producer and bass player. He is proud to work for WUSM, which has been voted Best Radio Station in the Pine Belt for four years in a row.

 

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF HAPPINESS?
Home-grown tomatoes, spicy Popeye's Fried Chicken, and someone beautiful to hug and squeeze.
 

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
Being forced to listen to a Florida Georgia Line album.
 

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN YOURSELF?
I can't say "no. "
 

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?
Hypocrisy.
 

WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
I don't get hung up on things; I do like my ADAM monitors in my office, though.
 

WHICH TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE?
Playing a piano well.
 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUALITY IN A WOMAN?
Adventurous.
 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUALITY IN A MAN?
Authenticity.
 

WHAT DO YOU MOST VALUE IN YOUR FRIENDS?
Understanding.
 

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF MISERY?
See "greatest fear. "

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO?
Ignatius J. Reilly.
 

WHO ARE YOUR HEROES IN REAL LIFE?
My brother, Addison Nicholson Martin.

WHAT WAS THE WORST DAY OF YOUR LIFE?
July 3, 1977 - my father died that day.

WHAT WAS THE HAPPIEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE?
The day I decided I was no longer interested in being a lawyer - I only wish my law school loans had disappeared that day, too.

WHAT IS ONE THING THAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I love the Kelly Clarkson song "Since You Been Gone." I will play air guitar and
sing along (quite badly) every time I hear that one.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?
Kurt Vonnegut, Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Larry Brown - is there a theme emerging?
 

BESIDES THE PINE BELT, WHERE'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO BE?
New Orleans.

WHAT DO YOU HATE THE MOST?
The obvious lack of empathy expressed by national, state, and local politicians toward the poor and otherwise disadvantaged; the hypocrisy of people that identify as religious, yet whose actions and words show ill-intent.
 

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?
I don't have a preference, but I would prefer quick and painless.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST REGRET?
I regret I didn't sleep at my friend John Stephenson's apartment in Hillsboro Village, Nashville and instead drove toward my apartment in Antioch. I fell asleep and wrecked my car that night, which resulted in paraplegia.

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE - DEAD OR ALIVE - WHO WOULD IT BE?
Becky McKeehan.

WHAT WORDS WOULD PEOPLE USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?
Loud, opinionated.
 

WHAT'S YOUR PRESENT STATE OF MIND?
Misanthropic, pessimistic - my terminal cockeyed optimism and painting with sunshine was greatly diminished since Jan. 21 of this year; interested to learn more about immigrating to Canada, however.
 

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Live fully, laugh loudly, love deeply.
 

WHAT WOULD YOU EAT FOR YOUR LAST MEAL?
Home-grown tomatoes and spicy Popeye's fried chicken

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