Good songs make a good mixtape. To make a radio show, you need good songs and someone behind the mic who can play them with personality. Sam Prewitt has that in spades. The hottest young DJ at Power 107.5 talked more about life as SPdaCoolKid.

Good songs make a good mixtape. To make a radio show, you need good songs and someone behind the mic who can play them with personality. Sam Prewitt has that in spades. The hottest young DJ at Power 107.5 talked more about life as SPdaCoolKid.

When I was in high school, I never really wanted to be stuck behind a desk all day. I wanted to be myself, have fun, connect with people. Originally, I would watch TV and wanted to be a VJ. I used to come home and watch "TRL" every day. I realized I wanted to be an entertainer.

I started radio my freshman year of college. Ohio Dominican had a station called RadiODU, and I just went for it. The first year was good - I was an on-air personality. The second year, I became manager.

I just developed a love and a passion for radio . It was a way to be yourself and connect with so many people at once. I fell in love with it. I can't sing. I can't rap. I'm not going to attempt to. So I'd rather talk about those who can and can't.

My day job is as a recruiter for ODU. I kind of keep it like a superhero. It's not a huge double life. During the day I encourage kids to go to college. At night I encourage kids that went to college to go party and have a good time.

You can put a microphone in front of anybody, and they're going to say some funny things. The thing is: Can you keep people's attention? Can you make it relevant? I have a genuine interest in people and just hearing stories - what they go through, what their friends go through.

People just know my voice. I feel like I have nasal problems, so I have a unique voice. I sound like a kid. People say, "Hey, I know that voice!" That's an easy way to strike a conversation.

Something pe ople might not know about me is that in high school, I was extremely shy. At one point when I didn't have a lot of contact with people, I was like, "You know what? You never know who you'll meet if you just take that first step and say hi."

Three things I can't live without are friends and family, a sense of God in my life and music.

Know someone doing cool things around Columbus? E-mail John Ross at jross@columbusalive.com.