National Disc Jockey Day is observed annually on January 20th.

A disc jockey, or DJ for short, is a person who plays recorded music either on the radio or at a club or event. The first disc jockey was an experiment on the airwaves. In 1909, sixteen-year-old Ray Newby was a student under the supervision of Charles “Doc” Herrold at Herrold College of Engineering and Wireless. He played the first records over the airwaves before the word disc jockey even existed.

I got to do some Disc Jockey work years ago, I guess around 1974 at KBUY Country Music studio which was located in the old Seminary South Shopping Center. Started learning how from the main afternoon drive Dude and station manager then progressed to doing a Sunday morning show introducing Church’s, etc. from 7-11 AM then from 11- Noon got to play music. After that did the Midnight to 6 am program for several months, lotta fun.

This is Steve Young, your all night radio host playing those records back to back as the trees blow in the breeze at the mighty, KBUY constant country music for Ft Worth-Dallas. (I never put Dallas first, not even back then!)