January 19, 2013
There are many different avenues for the DJ, as DJing itself is a multifaceted hobby and career. If you listen to hip-hop radio you are bound to hear DJs actually mixing music, as if they were in the club. Many of us got our start by hearing these guys mix music together on live air. Unfortunately, there are only a few stations that actually mix the songs that they want, and they are force to usually spin from a given set of music. There are also DJs who simply select songs rather than mix them – and these are becoming more common as they integrate their personality into their shows.
Mixing a radio show is harder than it seems as you have to deal with broadcast regulations as well as deal with equipment that you aren’t used to. A&H makes the ZED XB-14 unit which is basically an all-in-one solution …
January 9, 2013
Listening to the radio these days just isn’t what it used to be. But I could say that about many things related to music and television as well. In their infancies, there were more original concepts and ideas being thrown around, and radio was still experimental in its golden years. Radio programs and DJs followed a similar history; one that started out of a love for music that needed to be shared. Radio programs naturally had advertisements to pay the bills, but the idea of the radio wasn’t centered on the need to sell products that were completely unrelated – it was boring out of the need to expose listeners to new things.
Of course, obtaining music wasn’t very easy, so naturally listeners would gravitate to their radio sets in order to hear something new or relatable.
Many of these stations got their start at broadcast stations on college campuses, …