Archive for January, 2012

26
Jan
12

Back to Being a DJ Online

I don’t know why I have this urge to going back being a DJ online.  I miss entertaining people through music or just by saying some things on the airwaves to reach out to listeners of my show.  It’s probably something I really love doing. 

Although I have been told that there will be some changes to the programming.  I won’t be speaking in English most of the time anymore.  I can speak in the vernacular and mix it with English while playing the 80s music.

 

Preparations

When I was starting out as a DJ back in 2009, my mentor sent me links to the radio station, to the server, and a DJ software that I can work on.  During my training, I was taught how to operate the software so that I can play music and at the same time, talk.

Then, for my music source, it’s either from a music site or from the video site.  I listed all the songs that I wanted to play on air and one by one, I searched for the songs and downloaded these until I had something like 200 songs in my library. 

After having the songs, I would have to classify them into love songs, fast songs, jazz, OPM, instrumentals, etc. so that it would be easier for me to get songs from that genre. 

 

On Air

Now that I have everything in place, I can now go on air and host my radio show and play music.  Oh, I was nervous at first because I didn’t know how I would sound like or I would make a mistake or something, you know, the works.

In between music and ads, I had to say something.  Here, I would have to like write down something on a piece of paper so that I could say it on air.  There were times when for that particular show, it was the New Year’s Resolution list for everybody.  Yeah, because there were times when I’d run out of ideas to talk about and I didn’t know what to say.

So I wouldn’t buckle or have dead air, I had to write down what I wanted to tell my listeners. It could be anything.  It could be an advice, a food for thought, or the title of the song and the singer and a little bit of trivia about that. 

During this time, I’d tell my kids not to make any noise as they could be heard on air and I wouldn’t want that, right? 

 

After the Show

Once I’m done with my show, I would have to go to the server and check how many listeners were tuned in.  Then I’d turn off the server and make sure I’m off the air.  I’d like breathe a sigh of relief that the show has ended.  My tension would die down.  Haha. 

Don’t get me wrong though.  I love being on air and I love to entertain people.  That’s the easiest thing for me to do.  It’s just that when you’re on air and you’re heard by a lot of people, I get nervous.  It’s practically like speaking in public, which I don’t like doing because it gives me the jitters. 

But here, people don’t see who you are so my confidence level is higher than if I speak in public.  Get my drift? 

 

Well, that’s how it is as my life as a DJ.  I’m going back to it.  Wish me luck. 

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