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Dave Austin
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Dave Austin began his career at age 13 at a small, hometown radio station. He went on to graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting. Since that time, Dave has been a mobile and radio DJ, radio station Program Director, and a TV news reporter and anchorman. He has also done voiceover work for documentaries and commercials. In 1986 Dave’s longtime passion for music prompted him to start “Southern Celebrations DJs,” a multi-system mobile entertainment company serving clients in Tennessee, Northern Georgia and Northern Alabama. You can email him c/o TheDJDave@aol.com

Is There a Future for Pop Music?

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I was driving back to home base earlier this week and had one of the satellite channels on the car stereo, and as I cruised down the interstate, I focused on some of the songs…

Founding Father of Funk: Roger Troutman

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” It seems of late that I’m spending a lot of time digging through boxes of forgotten stuff which I’ve accumulated over the years.  I’ve previously mentioned that I recently moved my operations to a new…

Selling is an Art Form

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” This past week, I was reviewing some notes from past seminars I’ve attended over the years and I was reminded of how much we forget as time goes by.  I was also reminded how, as…

Famous Musicians You Never Heard Of – Bob Hilliard

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” A couple of days ago I was working in my studio, and as usual, had some music going on the sound system.  Although I’m not a great country music fan, I must admit, I’ve always…

Famous Musicians You Never Heard of – John D. Loudermilk

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I was wandering through one of the music stores in Nashville some time back and I struck up a conversation with another fellow as we were inspecting some item of gear.  After a few moments,…

The Return of Vinyl – Chapter II

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I’ve recently had a new studio built in the hope of having sufficient space to house my (not small) vinyl and CD libraries, my office operation and, in the not-too-distant future, a broadcast facility.  Already,…

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