Cecil Di Ioia

What is your DJ alias? & what are its origins?
Cecil. It's honestly just a misunderstanding of my real name.

What is your show name?
Burnt Offerings

What genre?
The metal-est!

How long have you been at CJLO?
Probably 4 or 5 years now.

What is the best thing about working at CJLO?
It's a lot of fun and I enjoy the people I work with!

Describe your show as a potential life partner. What are its qualities?
It's always there when I need it (or even when I don't). It's never left me, never lied to me, never stole from me and never talks back to me. Unfortunately, it also means that it's a terrible conversation partner!

Two reasons you host a show
1) I love the music I play.
2) I've connected with so many great and interesting people!

What do you think makes your show unique?
It's hard to say.... There are so many great shows with so many great DJs that put a lot of their own work into them. So I guess what makes my show unique is the fact that mine is probably the only one that praises Greek gods constantly throughout.

If you weren't doing your show, in what other ways would you express yourself?
I'd probably be writing an online journal on some dinky website.

What was the biggest turning point in your musical journey?
Probably was when I started getting asked to do live band interviews. I knew then that my show had started taking a much more serious turn and that I had to keep working hard because it was paying off.

Fill in the blanks
If I could travel back in time and bring back anyone, I would bring back Dimebag Darrell. Because his death was not only a blow to the metal world, but because his death caused a lot of panic and worry amongst many bands while touring.

What are your 2 favorite albums of all time?
Iced Earth's The Dark Saga and Symphony X's Paradise Lost.

What is the one piece of technology you cannot live without?
Right now I'd say my external HD if only because I've put all my work, music and show recordings on it.

Describe yourself in 3 words:
Short, Greek and Metal!