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Dj talks

Montgomery, Martin (2008) Dj talks. In: Methods in Language and Social Interaction. Sage. ISBN 9781412935555

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Abstract

This paper attempts to characterise some of features of the discourse produced by DJs between playing records on BBC Radio One, Because of legal restriction on the amount of broadcast time that can be devoted purely to playing music, various strategies have evolved for 'filling the spaces' between records-including quizzes, 'phone-ins, interviews, jingles, an so on.None of these, of course, remains pure and simply a 'space-filler': each perform a determine range of functions such as including the audience or dramatising the station's broadcast identity, each having its own spacial interest. This paper, however, focuses on a particular sub variety of talk between records on Radio One - that spoken by the DJ as extempore (and sometimes less than extempore) monologue. Monologues, where speech is produced and controlled exclusively by single speaker- in this case the DJ-comprise a substantial component of talk on this channel, and yet they raise particular challenges both for the study of broadcast talk and for the study of talk in general.