Each week The Advocate asks a different “quiz taker” for his or her current favorites in pop culture.

QUIZ TAKER:?Scotty Drake, 59, Eagle 98.1 afternoon drive DJ and public service director.

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:?“I listen to my own personal mix every morning while my dog takes me for a 30-minute pull.?It’s mostly relatively obscure classic rock, although I do enjoy some light jazz, too.”

WHAT I’M READING: “I just finished Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged.’ If you ask why, I would have to say, ‘Who is?John Galt?’”

WHAT I’M WATCHING: “I’m a sucker for every comic book movie and animated feature that comes out, and this summer has been just awesome!?At home, I tend to check the Palladia channel first for good, live music; then I make my way through the Discovery, History, Science and SyFy channels to see what’s on.?More often than not I’ll settle in on Food Network or a home improvement show.”

WHERE I’M SURFING (ON THE INTERNET): “This time of year I spend considerable time at the National Hurricane Center - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.”

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE??“TastyKakes! If you’re not from Baltimore, like I am, or from Philly, like my wife, Kathy, is, you just don’t know what you’re missing! We stock up whenever we’re there.”

BONUS QUESTION:

You’ve been playing rock ’n’ roll in Baton Rouge for 35 years now, 25 of them at Eagle 98.1. What’s your favorite story from radio days?

“Way back in ’86, I was the operations manager of a short-lived Big Band station here in Baton Rouge called WXAM, and we were sponsoring a concert by the Buddy Rich band.?Being a drummer myself, Rich was an idol of mine. I was to emcee the event and introduce the band.?I walked on stage, and there he was ... with his whole 16-piece band.?I stepped to the mic and said, ‘Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!’ As I did so, Rich started a riff on his hi-hats.?All I could think was, ‘Holy cow, Buddy Rich is playing under my introduction!’ I was on Cloud Nine the rest of the evening.”