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Old 12.08.2006, 10:14 AM   #1
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I have a gig as a regular DJ starting in January on a local radio station. Unpaid but I get 3 hours every week, Thursday nights 9 to midnight, to play and say whatever I want. Whatever! My show completely, from bringing in the albums to tweaking the knobs, cueing up the tonearm, the CD player, et cetera. This will be so much fun.

It's a bit strange though, because, as a free station, the station doesn't have a phone number, so you don't get requests or hear from listeners. No way to even tell if anybody's listening. But it will be a blast anyway.
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Old 12.08.2006, 10:17 AM   #2
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Before I start, maybe I could survey you all for suggestions for my opening night.
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Old 12.08.2006, 10:19 AM   #3
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no turntables involved???

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Old 12.08.2006, 10:20 AM   #4
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Make sure you inform the listener for what they're about to hear. My brother's radio show got a request for a Metallica song once, and he was playing Japanese Underground material, and my brother didn't know what to say to him that was polite, so he just said he didn't have any metallica stuff and that he'd play a song for him the next day. He never did.
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Old 12.08.2006, 10:21 AM   #5
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Oh, there are turntables invovled. Definitely. All formats--CD, LP, tapes.
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reel-to-reel? You can't go without.
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Old 12.08.2006, 10:23 AM   #7
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Make sure you inform the listener for what they're about to hear. My brother's radio show got a request for a Metallica song once, and he was playing Japanese Underground material, and my brother didn't know what to say to him that was polite, so he just said he didn't have any metallica stuff and that he'd play a song for him the next day. He never did.

Station doesn't take requests. This is entirely underground, unregulated, below the FCC radar, do the fuck what you want radio. I've heard some DJs read a playlist, others just come on to read the station call sign every 30 minutes or so, some get on the air and ramble drunkenly or abuse the listeners. It's just whatever you want to do. I thought about playing whole sides of albums, like they did in the early days of underground FM.
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Old 12.08.2006, 10:24 AM   #8
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reel-to-reel? You can't go without.

No, didn't see reel to reel. Just cassette.
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Old 12.08.2006, 10:28 AM   #9
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Also think I might dig up old articles about the stuff I play. Say, play an Stones boot then read a relevant Rolling Stone or Cream magazine interview from the day. Maybe bring in local bands and play their stuff and interview them.

I got a milion ideas. The hard part will be leaving the house when it's 10 below and dark.

Submit your playlists, send me your ideas.

Maybe I'll play whatever mix tape ends up in my mail box. Glice?
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Old 12.08.2006, 10:36 AM   #10
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Station doesn't take requests. This is entirely underground, unregulated, below the FCC radar, do the fuck what you want radio. I've heard some DJs read a playlist, others just come on to read the station call sign every 30 minutes or so, some get on the air and ramble drunkenly or abuse the listeners. It's just whatever you want to do. I thought about playing whole sides of albums, like they did in the early days of underground FM.

Well yeah yeah, whether you take requests or not, it's important to notify them about what the show is about. It helps them identify the type of music, and whether they'll like it or not. It's like graphics design. Don't you hate seeing products with no label being specific as to what they're meant for? You'd generally need a visual hierarchy in radio stations as well, so just let them know who you are and what you play more than anything else
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Old 12.08.2006, 10:38 AM   #11
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I'm not sure I want box myself in like that, man. I'm more freeform, dig? We're gonna be spontaneous and just play whatever vibe grabs us in the moment, and my listeners will either hop on and surf with me or wipe out in the beach sand of mediocrity.
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Oh that sounds cool. I love shows like that! My brother set a differnet theme for each of his shows, so it was similar to having different stuff all the time, but following a specific genre, location, or age group each show. I guess it's just the way I'm used to listening to it, I don't listen to radio other than his show, because I hate their promotions.
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Old 12.08.2006, 10:48 AM   #13
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This is completely commercial free. I'm excited as hell about this.
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this reminds me of the time when captain murphy setup a pirate radio at SEALAB2021

 
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Old 12.08.2006, 11:03 AM   #15
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I'm going to dedicate the opening of my first show to Glice and play Bowie's DJ song.
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KISS STNNNG. Love those bands, though I have no KISS. Oh, man, I need to buy some more music before my big debut!
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