Traditionally, a disc jockey (DJ) has been an on-air broadcaster who selected music to air on a radio station and chatted between songs. However, this job has changed substantially over the last 30 years. Radio stations now often use centralized network programming transmitted by satellite or the Internet, so most DJs work at music clubs, special events, and parties, especially for weddings and similar private occasions.
Disc Jockey (DJ) Tasks
Maintain up-to-date musical inventory for a variety of categories such as classic top 40, dance oriented rock, Latin, classic disco, reggae, and classic rock.
Teach line dance lessons, perform backstage tours, and announce bands.
Create a fun, musical environment appropriate for each event.
Serve as disc jockey in various lounges or nightclubs.