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Pick It Up Radio | Boston Ska Show | Emerson CollegeOne might wonder why bother with radio or podcasts in the days of Spotify and Google. If I can search for the song I want to hear and listen to it on-demand, why would I need a DJ to play it for me?

I can think of three very crystal clear reasons:

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  1.  These services, while accessible to local musicians in some ways, certainly gives preference to established and mainstream acts.
  2. Sometimes you might just not know what you want to listen to
  3. (This is the big one) Sometimes you want need recommendations.


DJs are a source for music. They’ve been charged with the sacred task of selecting  songs for the enjoyment of the crowd, big or small, live or recorded, in person or over the air. We haven’t stopped making mixes or suggesting music to each other, we’ve just changed how we do it. If you’re anything like me, you crave new music and new bands, be they new to the scene or just new to me. In short, tell me what to listen to.

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