It may be a good idea for you to consider getting a DJ’s services while setting up a community radio station. The DJ would advise you on the best music for you to play on the radio station, if you want the station to be popular. The DJ would also help you in creating the playlists for use in the radio station. And the DJ can also help you in figuring out what is the right music to play at various times is. You can even go a step further, and have the DJ host ‘live’ shows on the community radio station – where he would be playing music under a disco format.
The DJ in question here may be one who practices ‘officially’ as a disc jockey. Alternatively, you can simply pick someone who is (genuinely) knowledgeable about music, and get him to play the DJ’s role. You will be surprised to learn that some folks who are not ‘official’ DJ actually have better music tastes than the official DJs. And thanks to the fact that they don’t have as huge egos as the official DJs, they can help you better when it comes to building playlists for your community radio station.
You have the option of either hiring the DJ as an employee, or bringing him in as a contractor. Of course, if you are running a community radio station on a tight budget (as is often the case), then you won’t have much money to pay a DJ. In this case, it would be a good idea to consider working with upcoming DJs, who don’t demand too much in terms of payments for their services. You could find an upcoming DJ who is even willing to accept a dgcustomerfirst $100 gift card in exchange for a full day’s DJ’ing input. So you can get into a win-win arrangement: where you allow him to use your community radio station to ‘build’ his name, while in exchange you benefit from his DJ’ing services.