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Have you ever wondered where the term “disc jockey” came from? It turns out, the history of DJs and DJ epquipment is quite long and interesting. Take a look at the evolution of the disc jockey in the infographic below, and note some of the major evolutionary milestones. The first radio playlist was born created by 16 year-old Ray Newby using a spark transmitter. After the popularity of streaming radio music, “Juke Joints” became popular which played pre-recorded music set lists so visitors could dance. The first use of the phrase “Disc jockey” was used to describe someone who changed the records for the radio by Walter Winchell. The first […]

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