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Lance Johnson, Community DJ

Lance Johnson hails from the Civil-War-rich Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It’s a region steeped in Americana, so perhaps it’s no surprise that Lance features so much of it on his Thursday-night roots-music show, The Roadhouse Ramble.

Lance brings to his weekly shows a wealth of prior experience in radio, as well as a wide array of interests and a passion for community service. On top of a love for roots music, folk, Americana, and blues – all of which he celebrates on The Ramble – Lance also once fronted a glam-metal band called Tuff Skinz, Inc.

Before coming to Nome, Lance spent fifteen years as the Program Director for a 4-H Center in the Lower 48. And that’s not all; in his own words, Lance “failed miserably trying to be an actor on a Woody Allen film, and is not ashamed to admit he enjoys watching the Food Network.”

When he’s not in the studio – or cooking, or playing music – Lance says he “spends much of his free time missing many moose while hunting; donating several lures to the Nome and Solomon Rivers; and getting stuck in the middle of nowhere trying, yet again, to fix his snowmachine (Western Alaskan parlance for ‘snowmobile’).”

Hear Lance Johnson on Thursdays on The Roadhouse Ramble.