I'm a lucky man, I've been a radio DJ here in Connecticut for 31 years overall, and here at WRKI - I95 for the past 15. I've written a lot of things, but I've never written about my job. It's time, because it's my day of celebration people.

My social media was filled with posts from friends congratulating each other this morning, because today is National Radio DJ Day. When I tell someone what I do for a living, they think I sit in a studio and talk into a mic about music all day. I do, but there is so much more to my job than just playing music and telling you tidbits about the song or the artist you just heard.

I started working in radio in 1991. I graduated from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Farmington, and my first job in the industry was as an intern for Mike Lapitino and Sam Tillery at WPLR when it was on Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. Here's a pic of me from 1991 in the WPLR studios with Eddie Money before one of his shows at Toad's Place

Photo by Large "This is When He First Thought of "I Feel A Hunger" Dave
Photo by Large "This is When He First Thought of "I Feel A Hunger" Dave

A Look Through the Eyes Of a Radio DJ

Today is National DJ Day, I've been one since 1991, here's what my job has been like over the decades.

I hope you enjoyed this look into what I do for a living. My job is to entertain and inform, and keep the info and music coming at you every day of every week of the year. Thanks for listening to me speak, and reading what I write. I love doing what I do.

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