"Swift is Swift," he added.
And Carpenter is DJ AngelBaby, a rising star in the city who has become synonymous with her catch phrase "Oww Owww!" What started as something silly to say on-air has become a catchall greeting between her and listeners. (She says she gets it in the street, and when people call into the station.) It's another indication Baltimore is listening to Carpenter, who can't help but laugh at the "Oww Owww!" mini-phenomenon.
"That's something me and my homegirls would say when we were younger, like 'Oww Owww!, boy,' " she said. "It could be an adjective, a noun, anything. We would use that for cute boys at one point. .... I never thought that would be something."
One day, Carpenter hopes to say "Oww Owww!" regularly on TV. Last August, she co-hosted BET's "106 and Park" and came close to winning the gig for good.
"Hopefully you'll see this face on the tube soon," she said. "I don't know. I'm just keeping it in prayer."
Besides radio and TV aspirations, Carpenter wants to inspire young women. After college, she founded Urban Artemis, a nonprofit organization that aims to enlighten inner-city high school girls that there's a world "outside of their neighborhood."
"I feel like young girls in Baltimore are kind of like prey," she said. "If you can teach the prey how not to be prey, and actually be strong, fend for yourself and find out there's a world outside of where you live, that would be a great day."
As an extension of Urban Artemis, Carpenter plans to bring guest-speakers to her "Get Pumped High School" tour. She hopes the career-oriented speakers will motivate kids to not only get excited about the latest sneaker or dance, but also "education and success."
"Nobody's going to give it to you, so I want you to get pumped and stay pumped for what you need to get done in your life," she said.
She plans to take the tour to other schools, including Reginald F. Lewis, Western and Dunbar, before June. Students will have to recite a "Get Pumped" pledge that promises to make their mothers proud and not to "stop until the work is done." There will be follow-up workshops in the summer so speakers can continue to mentor students.
The tour will sidestep labels of corniness, Carpenter says, because students will be hooked by Club music — and its deliriously infectious blend of call-and-response shouts, 130 beats per minute and body-bending dance moves — first.
"[Club] is definitely for the youth and it's always been for the youth," she said. "It's been like that forever."
While Carpenter is currently focused on the "Get Pumped" motivational tour and the eventual "Vol. 2" sequel — along with her 92Q hosting duties and private events she DJs — she says she has ambitions to take the "AngelBaby brand" well-beyond Baltimore.
But she promised herself that she wouldn't leave her city "until the job was done." That "job" includes growing Urban Artemis, pushing her brand of Club and building recreation centers on both the east and west sides.
"When I die, I want my people here to know I cared about the city," she said.
But Carpenter says narrowing her focus solely on the city won't let her reach the levels she craves. Carpenter keeps pushing, on to the next task.
"You can't just be focused on Baltimore and expect to be successful," she said. "You'll be successful, but will anybody outside of here know who you are? No, so I'm working on letting the world know who I am."