Los Angeles Clippers: Hope, Potential and a Shot At Redemption for an 80’s D.J.

November 19th, 2010 by Jose Salviati Leave a reply »
I was a radio D.J. in college.

Back then, D.J.'s actually sat in front of two turntables spinning records. My job was to find the right record, place it on the turntable, line up the song I wanted as the other turntable was playing the song that was on the air, and get ready for my on-air time and amazing segue from song to song.

"That was Flock of Seagulls with I Ran. Love that hair boys, I'm sure that's the first of lots of great hits from that band! It's a quarter past the hour in beautiful Walnut, California and you are hanging with me, Rick Capri on 90.1 KSAK. This [dramatic pause] is Led Zepllin."

Good times.

The station manager thought Rick Capri sounded better on air than Jose Salviati. I went with it.

I was spinning the hits for a few months when I came across the perfect segue. A pairing of songs that were so perfect, yet had never been played together, that would catapult me to the upper echelons of the then 3.5 watts-strong, powerhouse radio station. I was going to transition from the song Freeze Frame by the J. Geils Band to Duran Duran's Girls on Film.

While Freeze Frame e ...

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