Yes, it can be done. In fact, I’m doing it now! I host an RnB, Soul, Motown, Jazz and Hip Hop show on http://www.vectisradio.com every Sunday 3-6pm (UK time) and I’m sat at the dash right now, playing Smokey Robinson and The Tracks of My Tears as I type this.
In the above blog, I mention that the station offered me 4 days a week. Alas, that has gone to another DJ (a mutual decision by myself and Vectis as I wasn’t sure I could juggle four days as well as my day job. Jobs.) and he’s a lovely guy and I wish him well.
This has left me to concentrate on my own show, and I’m expanding. The playlist is fine, don’t get me wrong, but I was born around 10 years after the Motown explosion, and while I love it, I feel that I need to bring a few things to the playlist table.
As such, in recent weeks I’ve dropped in Eric Sermon’s Marvyn Gaye sample-heavy “Music” (brilliant, brilliant track) and today I’ve squeezed in some “Better Days” by Speech Debelle and I’ve still got DJ Shadow’s “Organ Donor” and some Public Enemy to come!
Hopefully with the playlist expanding as it is my show will become more solid, and the increase in listeners is starting to prove me right! Despite all those years of my parents telling me I have bad taste in music! Ha! Now who’s right???