So, What is a VJ?

... Really, did he just make this up?

 

Ahh.   One of the most popular questions I am asked.

If a Disc Jockey is a DJ and Karaoke is a KJ, than a VJ is a Video Jockey.   The common story is of course is VJ’s in the early 80’s started a radical, small tv network with a simple plan to play music videos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

However, the history of the VJ dates as far back as 1893 when a organist dedicated colored lights to the keys of his instrument.   Read more … 


“Your favorite music video DJ, VJ Skittles”


I was born just as the music video era was about to start.   August 1st 1981 MTV successfully launched and aired their first music video, “video killed the radio star’ by the Buggles

I could remember running home from school to catch the newest video of the week, or staying up late to see what ‘Yo MTV Raps’ had in store for me.   What a wonderful time to grow up and be a DJ.

As I began my passion for DJing, I ran across a DJ playing at a night club and running ambiance video effects with his logo on the tv’s.  Needless to say I was memorized, and this started my life learning to incorporate music videos into my shows. 

The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star