DJ Profile: DJ BOPosted on September 2, 2011
Scott Woloszyn aka DJ BO has been in the radio and mobile DJ field for almost 15 years. He owns DJ Bo Entertainment in Meadville, Penn., focused on providing high-quality mobile DJ and event production services to all the metro areas, such as Erie, Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio. DJ BO said he is very picky and detail oriented and strives for things to be perfect. He is a very interactive DJ who knows how to get the party started while maintaining a professional attitude.
1. How and when did you get started as a DJ? What types of events do you do?
I started in 1996 as a DJ at a small cable FM radio station in Franklin, Penn., called Y-100. During that time we were using carts, records and tapes. The mini disc was just being introduced, and it was coolest thing of its time. My weekly two-day time slot at that radio station was so much fun, and I had an amazing amount of calls from listeners who loved the show. Even the program manager was impressed. I realized that music was a way to make people feel good and have fun. I also got involved with theater at the same time. I worked at our local Barrow-Civic Theater in Franklin. The theater had all the latest technology available and was a great way for me to learn lighting, sound and set design. This helped me later on in my Mobile DJ career, which at that time I had no idea would be so successful. After working at the cable radio station and eventually becoming the managing technical director of the theater for a couple years, and working with some amazing Broadway directors, I decided to end my theater career and focus on DJ-ing and entertaining. So I got solely into radio and mobile DJ-ing, which seemed to go hand in hand. And about 15 years later, here I am running a very successful Mobile DJ Entertainment & Event Production Company, specializing in weddings, proms, corporate events and full-scale productions.
2. Is this a full-time job or something you do on the side? If it’s a side job, please let us know what you do full time.
I like to believe that I’m still a full-time DJ/entertainer because my ‘day job’ is being a DJ on the radio. I’m the program manager of Majic 99.3 and 104.5 FM, which is an adult hits variety station. I am also the corporate imaging director for the company of 20-plus radio stations across Pennsylvania and other states. I believe radio and mobile DJ-ing go hand in hand.
3. What fixtures are included in your setup? What are you looking to add?
I’m not biased to any particular type of products or brands. I use everything from CHAUVET® to Eternal Lighting fixtures in my setup on a weekly basis. At this point I’ve added many light fixtures to my setup and I’m looking to add more moving heads, as well as more uplighting fixtures.
4. What is your favorite fixture and why?
I honestly do not have a favorite fixture. But I do have a favorite CHAUVET® product! I absolutely LOVE my CHAUVET® ShowXpress software. I use it at every single gig I do, and it’s a powerhouse packed full of features. I’ve had the software for well over a year now and I’m still learning more and more about the program. It is truly a DJ’s dream to set your moving heads to aim at the grand entrance area of a wedding, or spot light the cake table all with the push of one button or on the fly, simply and easily.
5. Best advice you can give someone just getting started in the DJ industry?
The DJ industry is a very saturated market. And the most important piece of advice I could give to the newbie would have to be this: make sure you’re unique, different and never get a big ego. And be willing to learn from others and adapt your own spin on things.
6. What are your top three most requested songs?
In my particular market no. 3 is Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” no. 2 is “Yeah” by Usher and the no. 1 request is “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid.