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The official Space City Rock Blog, featuring news on local Houston musical happenings and occurances, random venting about various things, and fervent ravings on the wonders of music, art, film, and anything else.
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Wanna Be A DJ? [4/26/2007 02:57:00 PM]:
Yes, you too can join the ranks of the elite, unpaid, unloved host of KTRU DJs
who spin strange, intriguing music at all hours of the day and night on H-town's/Rice University's wonderful KTRU 91.7 FM
. Since most of the DJ kids are headed home for the summer, KTRU lets non-Rice students apply every year to be summer DJs and fill in the gaps left by out-of-school student types. It's not all glamour and glory, mind you -- post-graduation, yours truly was a DJ for a summer (or two? can't remember...), and it was a near-midnight slot on a weeknight, which meant that, yes, I'd get home around 1AM or so and then have to wake up a few hours later to go to work.
But hey, if you love music and have always wondered what it'd be like to be a real-live DJ -- and no, we're not talking Dean & Rog, here -- then, by all means, fill out an application. Believe it or not, they do take all types; an unqualified love of Japanoise isn't mandatory. Hell, they let me DJ, even when I think I put Rush and Pearl Jam down as two of my favorite bands. (And no, I have no regrets. Nope, none.)
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