Here’s What I Do as a DJ
"So, what do you do at your job?" I am often asked.
Well, that's hard to answer exactly because every single day is a little different from the last.
I play all of the songs. Subsequently, I PICK all of the songs. I even play requests from time to time. If there's a long version and an edited version, I always play the long version. Music matters to people.
I play all of the commercials and promos. I Google. I search. I prep for the next day. I take notes. I highlight. I deliver metal detectors. I emcee events. I message people back while we're talking about things on the air. I give away trips to Secrets Akumal in Mexico.
And none of these things were things I learned in a broadcasting school.
So to answer the question, I'm not really sure what my job is. I just know that I have to be there before 5 a.m.