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How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?

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How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:27:04 AM »
Simple question: When did you get in to doing DJ work or even Radio?

I've been a DJ just shy of 31 years although I've loved my music since I was old enough to be trusted to play a record on my brothers Sanyo Hi-Fi

I've worked in some great places in my time (never made a fortune from it) I did DJ work at times for the love of music, I also did a stint on Hospital radio in 1989 but that didn't work out because of my anxiety :( I've suffered stagefright on more than one occasion too, after all I'm only human.

I tried working for a few stations on the Internet but that didn't work out as planned either for one reason or another usually my health problems getting in the way.

The fact RadioDJ is stable and amazing are two of the reasons why I'm in love with RadioDJ and I'm also jealous of the program at times because it crossfades far better than I could using decks at times... Infact my decks are now redundant and my vinyl is just gathering dust I have all the tracks in my library.

I've all but retired now, Just don't have the same love for DJ work these days.

I'm interested to hear what others have to say its always interesting to know other peoples stories.
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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 12:44:51 PM »

Hello
I had the dream of being a radio station announcer in a small way
I imagined myself talking in a studio with a microphone and the plates of vinyl records and it was always a dream of mine
In 1984 1985 was part of an FM radio but that was not legalised only the national radios were:
at this time began to appear huge local pirate radios that after these years became legalized and some still exist
But it was in 1987 that the radio was born in my interior. I began to hold a radio program on Saturdays at night from 8 pm to midnight where I spoke and interacted with the listeners over the telephone with the requested records etc.
Since that time I have collaborated on some radios
Currently on the radio where I am spu I program the radio in automation
The programs we had and some that do not have the resources of the DJ RADIO I discovered Radio Dj by chance in a forum I can not remember the name where someone posted the link of the site.
Curious was to see and immediately the AMEI and today is with him that I work and I give praise to MARIUS VAIDA the excellent work that he has done and need me to collaborate in the software I am available not as a computer because I am not taken but in debate of ideas so that it progresses more and more:
Even if it is necessary here in the forum to moderate some section I am available
I have learned a lot from this community and you DJ Garybaldy have also been an inspiration
Thank you

Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 10:13:36 PM »
hey hola, pues mi historia no tiene muchos años, resulta que desde muy joven me ha gustado la música, de hecho mi hermano y yo somos músicos, todos los días desde muy joven mi madre nos ponía la radio por las mañanas en donde llenaban mi imaginación de cosas interesantes, en especifico siempre me gustaron unas cuantas estaciones locales una llamada milenium bella música y otra que se llamaba HK, curiosamente, cuando cumplo 16 un tío nos invita a mi hermano y a mi a aprender como es la radio, recuerdo que llegue y lo primero que imagine fue "algún día podre manejar estos equipos y ser parte de este mundo tan genial" comencé a trabajar para el área de noticias de Grupo Radiorama justo a los 18 de ahí, a promomedios hoy día soy DJ en un bar local, y trabajo en antena noticias un pequeño medio de comunicación digital. por cierto olvide decir que mis estaciones favoritas estaban en radiorama y promomedios.
encontré RadioDJ buscando una solución que se acercara a los automatizadores que utilizaba en Radiorama y Promomedios.

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Hey hello, because my story does not have many years, it turns out that since I was very young I liked music, in fact my brother and I are musicians, every day since I was very young my mother put us the radio in the mornings where they filled my imagination of interesting things, in specific I always liked a few local stations called milenium beautiful music and another one called HK, curiously, when I turned 16 a guy invites my brother and me to learn how is the radio, I remember that and the first thing I imagined was "someday I will be able to manage these teams and be part of this great world" I started working for the Radiorama news area just 18, from there, to promomedios nowadays I'm a DJ at a local bar , and work on the air news a small means of digital communication. Certainly I forgot to say that my favorite stations were in radiorama and promomedios.
I found RadioDJ looking for a solution that would approach the automators that I used in Radiorama and Promomedios.
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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 05:36:57 AM »
I grew up wanting to be in radio. My Cub Scout den visited a local station and I got hooked. I had a pirate radio station in my bedroom when I was 14. Two record players, a cassette deck, a reel-to-reel tape recorder, two mics and a mixer feeding a Radio Shack transmitter kit.

Got my FCC third class permit when I was 15. Got my first job in radio at the same age doing fill-in. Got my first major market job at 23. Worked as a format consultant for an automated programming syndicator. Did sales. Got into management. Got out of management and back on the air and back into programming.

I worked in radio for 40 years. During that time I built a huge record collection that I stored in my garage (16 crates of albums (about 250 albums per crate) and 26 strawberry boxes full of 45's (each holding about 200 singles). Got out of radio to run a weekly newspaper. Sold the record collection. Got back into radio part time. Got laid off when the station consolidated with four other stations in another town. Got back into publishing. Retired on disability a couple of years ago.

Then I discovered Radio DJ and internet radio and started a pirate radio station in my bedroom at the age of 63.

You can get out of radio but its really hard to get radio out of your system.
Chip Douglas Mosley
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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 08:04:58 PM »
When I was a kid in the 80's I sat in my room and pretended to do sports and weather and dj songs on a sony recorder.  As I went to High School it was a small town and there was no broadcasting opportunities, so I joined Drama Club.After high school I tried getting into local small radio but had no experience so no job.  After not finding my way in community college I started a karaoke/DJ business. I ran this business for 13 years and when the economy tanked I got my CDL and became a truck driver.  Now I am starting a local radio online station. This fall we will be looking to start a program to kid who want to learn what me and my partners can teach. We will also be giving scholarships away to kids as well.

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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 09:46:51 PM »
When I was a kid in the 80's I sat in my room and pretended to do sports and weather and dj songs on a sony recorder.  As I went to High School it was a small town and there was no broadcasting opportunities, so I joined Drama Club.After high school I tried getting into local small radio but had no experience so no job.  After not finding my way in community college I started a karaoke/DJ business. I ran this business for 13 years and when the economy tanked I got my CDL and became a truck driver.  Now I am starting a local radio online station. This fall we will be looking to start a program to kid who want to learn what me and my partners can teach. We will also be giving scholarships away to kids as well.
This is just awesome!!
Good luck on your endeavor and I hope you are more than successful with it.
Keep radio alive!! :cool:
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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2018, 12:29:21 PM »
I'm a DJ since 1984. In 1986 I changed to our local Radiostation and moderated broadcast in sport and nightly broadcasts. A year later I become a sport reporter and broadcasted from near all ice hockey stadiums in Switzerland. During the next few years I switched to other local radio stations in Switzerland and in 2008 I founded my own Radiostation (Webradio). Since 2008 we use RadioDJ as our broadcasting tool and we are more than satisfied with RadioDJ. Our webradio broadcasts all games of the football club (soccer) number one in Switzerland, FC Basel 1893 and all games of our National team. We also broadcast live inside the St. Jakob-Park in Basel on a frequence (91.0 MHz) for all blind and visually impaired football fans. They can receive our signal by smartphone or pocketradios.
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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 12:11:50 AM »
Short answer: since 1984.... one of the best music decades ever...... for me, that is  :cool:

Grtz, Krid  8)

Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 06:08:10 PM »
Hmm.. it's so long ago.

I contracted "radio disease" in 1970. Became a party DJ in 1971. Walked into my first radio station (training) in 1975 and on the air professionally the following year. Worked my way up to major market, then mornings, but the onslaught of computerization/automation and then consolidation in the late 80's/early 90's convinced me to leave and do my own thing. I've been doing communications consulting for businesses for almost 30 years, but can never be cured of radio disease. It's survivable (especially out of the business) but not curable.

Now I just grumble: "Back in my day.." to no one who could possibly know how magical radio was back then.

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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 08:04:06 PM »
Sohocomm, you are SO RIGHT! You can get out of the radio business, but you can never get out of radio. That's why I have my internet station. No upper management involved. ;D
Chip Douglas Mosley
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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2018, 10:38:42 PM »
Salut a tous,
Alors moi je suis tombé dans la marmite de la radio J'avais 12 ans depuis j'ai fait 2 radio associative Grimaldi FM et FRENQUENCE K, je suis aussi ingénieur du son, et depuis 1ans j'ai monter ma propre web Radio

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Hi everybody,
So I fell into the pot of the radio I was 12 years since I made two radio associative Grimaldi FM and FRENQUENCE K, I am also a sound engineer, and since 1 years I set up my own web Radio
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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 08:03:06 PM »
I got my 3rd class ticket when I was in the 7th grade.
Built a home AM station in the 8th grade.
Started a carrier current station in high school.
Started on air at a commercial AM station in 1968....thought I had died and gone to heaven.

Since then I’ve programmed stations here in the south east since 1971.
Retiring in 2017 I’ve been teaching at a local community college and
Growing my consulting business. RadioDJ is now the primary
learning tool for programming, music rotation philosophy, image development, etc.
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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2018, 11:07:46 PM »
I've been a DJ (Radio, Mobile, Club, Online) now for about 35 years now, I come from a radio family.  My first radio job was when I was 15 (Scared the crap out of me).  From there I move to mobile DJ work with what I consider a large mobile system compared to today's mobile guys (Will never miss lugging 8-10 crates of vinyl around).  I moved to clubs in '88 and never looked back from there.  I started with winamp and shoutcast in the early 2000's and then moved to a paid version of SAM Broadcaster, next came the station ID's, website, 4 streams of differential bandwidth and eventually RadioDJ.  I now have a fully functional website with requests, playlists, live video and broadcast on Tunein, Shoutcast, my own app on Roku 24/7 with ios and android coming soon all 24/7.  For those interested it's called The Hitzone.  Thank you to for all the work with RadioDJ as it has made my life, station management so much better!

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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2018, 09:07:02 AM »
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Re: How long have you been a RadioDJ or just a DJ?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2018, 08:13:08 PM »
I did 10 years full-time from 1979 to 1989. After that I did some part-time stuff until 1992.

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