Tuesday 9th November 2010 by C. Freeman
Scott Wilkie has just begun a promising career as an online disc-jockey, and is already attracting great feedback. The Year 11 student first signed up to become a DJ on the boosthabbo.net website, which features adverts, news and reviews about PC games.
Amateur DJs sign up to do one-hour shows and Scott has bought specialist software so he broadcasts from home alternating the music with chat, questionnaires, jokes and requests.
He said: ‘The website was advertising a job as a DJ and I thought it would be a fun experience to get on the radio. I’ve got a big playlist of more than 500 songs. On the website we have statistics showing how many listeners we have each time we are on air. I got 60 listeners straight away. I talk about things like EastEnders and do little questionnaires. My parents love it and I even had my nan listening to it at one point!’
Scott, who now broadcasts on TheHabbStar.com, often liaises with DJs from overseas and has broadcast with others from south America, Canada and Ireland. He said: ‘I get very nervous because I am new. It is a really fun experience just to know you are attracting someone to come and listen to the music you like. I personally like acoustic music with meaning and sometimes a bit of rap.’