Meet KCR Djs: Jini Shim and Nick Mararac with K-Pop and More

Kpop N More! Tune in Tuesdays 10-11am for an hour of Korean music and mini Korean language lessons to quench your curiosity beyond that so-called “Gangnam Style”.

Some artists that we feature on air:

Big Bang


Epik High



Lee Sun Hee

Seo Taiji

3rd Line Butterfly

and more


Some Korean language topics we talk about:

What does ‘물끄러미’ mean?

What are some idioms that contain the word ‘poop’?

Why can’t you say 당신 to say ‘you’ in real conversation while you hear it so often in song?

Yep. And some more.


About the DJs:

Jini Shim is a graduate student of Applied Linguistics at SDSU. Her research interests are in Korean language translation/interpretation process and 1.5 generationers’ second language acquisition. Aside from being a walking Korean culture ambassador, she enjoys attending film festivals, discovering the next tasty stout, and noshing on vegan desserts.

Nick Mararac is a student at SDSU. He studies linguistics, french and Korean. He received his BS from the US Naval Academy. He enjoys traveling around the world, analyzing language, reading reddit, and lifting weights. You can probably find him on Grindr, or at a North Park cafe.

Follow us on Twitter @jjini


Shout Out of the Week: Jini Shim & Josh Papas

KCR College Radio introduces: Shout Out of the Week

Once upon a time, KCR’s General Manager Olivia was sitting around thinking of ways to make the station more rad. Then she thought, hold up– KCR is already rad because of all the people who volunteer their time to make it rad. So Shout Out of the Week was born to recognize our members! Every week we will highlight someone who is doing a stupendous job.Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 9.29.22 PM

This week we decided to highlight two excellent KCR volunteers: Jini Shim and Josh Papas, who conveniently took a picture together last week, even though they had no idea this was happening.

First up, shout out to our amazing Music Director Josh Papas.

Some things Josh is known for:

  • DJ-ing a million KCR events
  • Turning up the Farmers’ Market every Thursday
  • Hooking KCR up with great sponsors & supporters
  • Doing manual labor such as carrying tents across campus
  • Being an awesome DJ (JP-STEEZIN) and Music Director
  • Introducing me to the selfie song before it was a thing


Josh is too busy doing important KCR business to have a show this semester, but you can usually tune in to his live mixes on Thursdays from 12-1pm at the SDSU Farmer’s Market. If you ever need to get in touch with him, hit up (at)

photoNext, shout out to Jini Shim!

Jini Shim is a new addition to the KCR family, and she hosts Jini’s KPop Hour. She has done an amazing job as a new member with show quality & building interest at SDSU for KPop music!

Everyone was blown away by her first show of the semester, so you probably don’t want to miss out on listening to this rising radio star. Listen in to her show every Wednesday at 11 a.m.

From the mouth of Jini AKA DJ Shimmy herself:

Big Bang, 2NE1, SNSD, EXO… If any of these words grab your attention, you are in for a treat! For the first time ever in the history of KCR, Jini Shim aka ‘DJ Shimmy’ brings Kpop (Korean pop music) to the KCR airwaves.

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