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159 Mary Nichols | Mixing the Serious and the Silly

By Harry Duran

Mary Nichols, a.k.a. DJ Fusion, is a seasoned radio DJ and podcaster. She hosts the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast, FuseBox Radio with her co-host and business partner, John (The Black Hawk), which focuses on bringing a diverse mix of independent and mainstream Black Music from all over the world along with relevant commentary, news, and guest interviews. Mary got her start in radio while she was a student at Rutgers University where she hosted her first radio spot that ran from midnight until two in the morning and where FuseBox radio was founded. Since then, she’s gone on to have a long and illustrious career spanning almost 20 years and started the media based entertainment company, FuseBox Media LLC that delves into the mediums of photography, DJ’ing and writing. 09:04 - Mary recounts the story of when she first stepped into a radio station 10:37 - When she first learned of podcasts 12:28 - The bird watchers podcast I discovered through Twitter 15:43 - Spotify’s growing number of podcast downloads 20:43 - The format of Mary’s show 24:44 - The founding of her media based entertainment company 27:48 - The fans of her show 29:22 - Our mutual love of DJ’ing 36:13 - The origin story of her moniker, DJ Fusion 42:06 - The first time she got the opportunity to inject her opinion on a matter as a DJ 45:24 - How she handles using copyrighted music on her show 50:59 - Where she sees her show going in the future 01:02:28 - What she’s changed her mind about recently 01:03:37 - The one most misunderstood thing about her Full Show Notes:

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