I've been in the entertainment business since 1977.
I've done more than three thousand weddings and parties. I've taken all of my experience
along the way and put it into each and every job that I do. The best part is
that I still enjoy every minute of it.
All of these Shenanigans started at a Canton, MA
Nightclub owned by the Barrett family called "Shenanigans". While
working as a cook, a game of music trivia with the boss helped land me in the DJ
booth. I knew a lot about music, but not to much about how to work the controls.
"Shenanigans" emcee Scott Record, (Yes it's his real name) took me by
the hand and taught me how to make one song blend smoothly into the next,
keeping the dancers on the dance floor. Scott also gave me the encouragement to aim
higher as a DJ by giving me the royal tour of a few Boston radio stations. I was
soon doing the radio commercials for "Shenanigans" on "Kiss
108", and Scott headed off to the big time on a world wide entertainment adventure.
(Scott has done very well as
you'll see on his
video, or on his website www.ScottRecord.com).
With the release of a now classic movie
called "Saturday Night Fever" the Disco Music craze was sweeping the
nation and I was riding the wave.
Working nights, during the day I enrolled at Curry College
in Milton, MA in the adult education program, majoring in communications. I soon
took a job at the college radio station WMLN. My first professional
broadcasting job was at WCAV in Brockton, MA. where I took over the Sunday
Night Oldies Request Show for another mentor of mine, the late Ken Rapoza. After
a format change at WCAV I moved over to their AM station WBET as midday
announcer, and also began a ten year relationship with a syndicated radio show
produced by Barry Lunderville called "Radio New England Magazine".
During my stay at R.N.E. I met and interviewed many interesting people, both celebrities
and non-celebrities alike. My most famous non-interview was with an up and
coming star named Whitney Houston. I turned the interview down thinking she
wasn't going far. Sorry Barry.
Still working nights at "Shenanigans", after five fun
years I moved to "Pufferbellies"
on Cape Cod. Owned by happy hour legend John Morgan "Pufferbellies"
was the place to party on the cape. Every weekend during the summer thousands of
people came to John's Saturday and Sunday afternoon happy hours. I spent ten
great years working with John and everyone at "Pufferbellies".
It was an absolute blast, and something I'll never forget. I also worked at Cape
Cod radio stations WCOD and WKPE.
In the last few years, life for me has taken a whole new
direction. I am married to my wife Sarah
Titus who also works as a Mobile DJ, and we have our hands full with our son
and daughter Louis and Caroline. Along with the DJ business I also own a small
recording studio in my home. I voice freelance commercials and produce
other voice talent as well.
I also raise money for my alma Mata,
The Blue Hills Regional Technical School
in Canton through a non-profit program that I founded called
Adopt-a-Shop . Sarah is a Tufts
University graduate and has a double degree in English and psychology. She has a Masters Degree in Education. I am so proud of her
So there you have it. More than you wanted to know. If you have
read this far we're probably related. If we're not, Thanks.
Thank You Brian O'Connor & DJ Times Magazine
for making us "Mobile Of The Month"
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