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disc jockey

One who selects and plays music for the public, as on a radio station or at a party or event. Commonly abbreviated as "DJ." Man, this disc jockey is terrible—no one is dancing. I love that disc jockey's radio show—she always plays the best music.
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disc jockey

verb
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disk jockey

and deejay and disc jockey and DJ
n. a radio announcer who introduces music from phonograph records. (see also veejay.) The disk jockey couldn’t pronounce the name of the singing group.
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The business grew over the years and he ended up employing another eight disc jockeys to satisfy the very high demand for DJs during the 70s and 80s.
Jack Frost said he has carved out a living as a disc jockey, playing clubs in Worcester and around the country, as well as private parties.
Darren, from Kirkby, was a well known club disc jockey who also ran a business DJ-ing at weddings, parties and venues around the north west.
In 1959 he got word that the station was looking for a man who could handle engineering work for disc jockey remotes and promotions for the station--he jumped at the chance.
It's not far from what the novelist Andrew Nelson Lytle had in mind when, in the '30s, he instructed his fellow Southerners to "throw out the radio and take down the fiddle from the wall." There have been times when doing free radio has meant evading the electromagnetic spectrum altogether, as with the Jamaican soundtracks that played music beloved in the island's poor communities but absent from the official airwaves; or the street DJs who invented hip-hop, mixing disks with a ferocious eclecticism that would have shocked even the most experimental freeform disc jockey of the hippie days.
Drawing upon his own experience as a radio disc jockey, Nielsen analyzes these poetry recordings even more closely than the New Critics did the printed page (inasmuch as that school of criticism notoriously ignored certain material aspects of poetic production).
WestSound disc jockey Brian Paige was there and he said: "It's funny having a New Year hangover in July."
Studs was a local celebrity when I met him in Chicago in the early 1950s, actor, disc jockey, raconteur, an old friend of my singing partners.
As part of his effort to increase his fan base, fast-rising United Kingdom-based disc jockey, DJ Jibs, is set for a tour of the clubs in Lagos State.
Disco nights at The Hurst in Quorn A DISC jockey and dancer were to be the first double acto to perform at the Hurst discotheque, Quorn.
Panaji (Goa), Dec.9 ( ANI ): French disc jockey and music producer David Guetta left his audience mesmerised with his brand of electronic music over the weekend at a concert here.
BUTUAN CITY -- A woman, protesting she had been spurned once too many by a disc jockey, burned down the Love Radio FM station here Thursday morning.
BIRTHDAYS: The Duke of Gloucester, 67; Alison Steadman, actress, 65; Steve Wright, disc jockey, 57; Chris Boardman, former cyclist, 43; Gaynor Faye (pictured) actress, 40; Macaulay Culkin, actor, 31.
Which former disc jockey and TV presenter has died after a brief battle against bone cancer?