I am a wedding DJ serving Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and the greater Lehigh Valley.
It’s not surprising that PRICE is usually the first thing future brides want to talk about. Fair enough. After all, no one wants to spend too much money. But just because a DJ is expensive, doesn’t mean they are worth the cost. Just as an affordable DJ, may not turn out to be a bargain.
Experience is also important. But doing something over and over again doesn’t automatically make you better at it.
Choosing the right wedding DJ is actually quite simple. All you have to do is meet them.
Talk to them about your ideas, and ask them a bunch of questions. If they are the right DJ for you, you’ll know it. If they just don’t seem to be a good match, you’ll know it.
You should base your decision solely on how comfortable you feel with your DJ. They are responsible for a very important part of your special day, so make sure it feels “right”.
Ask questions, discuss your ideas, and talk about your plans. Make sure your DJ is flexible enough to accommodate your wishes, but isn’t afraid to tell you the truth. He should use his experience to find the best way to make your day everything you wanted it to be. If you base your decision solely on a lower price, you may not be happy with the results. And if it is your wedding day, it will be too late to set things right.
So, about the radio thing. I didn’t plan on it. But, by sheer luck, and an incredibly lucky bit of timing…I ended up as the station mascot for WZZO-FM in Allentown, PA. Yeah, running around in a 6-foot chicken costume is called “humble beginnings.” But it led to my lifelong career as a Production Director, in charge of all of the commercials on WZZO, along with sister stations: B-104, WAEB-AM 790, and Fox Sports AM 1470. In 2014, I left to become the Production Director of WEEU-AM in Reading.
Since that first day in the costume in November 1981, I have had the chance to see things and DO things I never dreamed of. I went to more concerts than I can remember, I met many of my musical heroes, and I’ve had the chance to meet and perform for thousands of people.
Along with the radio career and the mobile DJ business, I also work for City Entertainment Systems, a production company that provides sound, lighting, entertainment and decorations. We work for the Celtic Classic, the Allentown Fair, Palmer Community Days, Forks Community Days, Das Awkscht Fescht, Wheels of Time, the Hill School, the New York City Veterans Day Parade, the Wounded Warriors Project, and numerous concerts, festivals and events all over Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
It seems my life has always gravitated to music.
Not bad for a guy who can’t sing, can’t dance, and can’t play a musical instrument to save his life.