Aaron Taylor Talks KISS FM, DMX, Bob Marley, Usher, Masters At Work, and More
|DJ Aaron Taylor|
And the worst? It was DJing a wedding and introducing the bride and groom, and saying the wrong names. HORRIBLE!
How did you get involved with 104.7 KISS FM? I've been in radio for about six years now. I was a banker before, getting paid close to six figures, but hated every second of it. Had a good friend that owned a record pool, and was in radio. At the time I was just DJing at home as a hobby. Made a decision that I wanted to pursue music and radio, so talked to my buddy, and quit my job to work in promotion part time for minimum wage. At the time...stupid decision, but now...well worth it! Worked my way up and earned my dues.
What determines what is played on FM radio? Many things...We use a lot of research tools to gauge what people like and dislike. We check music charts of other radio stations across the country and what works for them, phone/text/email requests, album/single sales, reactions in the clubs, the history of the artist, etc. And finally it comes down to my experience and what my gut tells me.
Does a day job at a radio station make it harder to do club gigs at night? No, because I'm on Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Although after a crazy Thursday night in the club, Fridays mornings can be a lil' rough. God bless Starbucks.
Ever been stalked by a listener? Yes...but mostly they're young girls, so they don't worry me too much!