Hey everybody! How are you doing?
Wow that’s a horrible way to start a blog post! But seriously, what am I supposed to say? This is only the second blog post I have ever created. So apologies if I don’t start it on the right foot.
Anyway, I figured I would write about my own evaluation of my show. By the way, if you do not know I am DJ Harlow and I host an R&B show on Sunday mornings from 9-Noon. I have held this time slot for over a year now and boy it’s hard to believe a year has gone by since I first started. I feel like I have grown a lot since the first day. But at the same time I don’t think I have gone anywhere at all.
In a year I have given a brief history of Motown and Stax Records. I have gone through the Billboard R&B chart toppers of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. And I have given you a glimpse into the many different variations and offshoots of the R&B genre. You may not agree with some of the choices that I have presented, but I can make an argument that R&B definitely had an influence or provided a foundation for it.
But the primary purpose, and where I get the most joy, is presenting an entertaining show to you, the listener. I like presenting a combination of old and new stuff to get you grooving. And as long as I feel that I’m doing that, I don’t care how many calls I get. It took me a long time to not derive the success of the show based on calls. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like the calls of support, it just means that I don’t entirely depend on the success of it anymore.
As I continue to grow as a DJ and the show evolves, I hope to bring you more quality R&B music and to get you involved. An idea that I’m bouncing around is having a 10 minute fan takeover. Where you, the fan, get to make a request for 10 or more minutes of any R&B song you want to hear. How you would do that, would be to either tweet or message me while I’m in studio. This is a rough idea, but I think that it would be fun for you and me to play some music.
I hope to finalize that idea and others that I have and eventually incorporate it within the show.
For those of you who listen to my show, thank you. And to everyone who listens and supports KTUH as a whole, thank you very much. I love your faces, and I’ll see you on Sunday mornings!