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As a freshman in the fall of 1982, Phil Gaitan began his Disk Jockey career by volunteering as a resident DJ for WUMC College Park Radio 88.1 FM (University of Maryland).
At that time WUMC has just received its license to broadcast and was just getting started. The station’s Effective Radiated Power was only 2 watts and only covered the college campus (3,000 to 5,000 listeners).
As lead DJ for the station as a Senior Phil was instrumental in bringing bands like the Psychedelic Furs, Devo, The Ramones and many others to venues at the University. He also started a Disk Jockey Music Service, servicing the University of Maryland, College Park Campus.
Upon his graduation, Phil became know as “Phil The Thrill” by WHFS (99.1) Bethesda Maryland Radio DJ Jonathan “Weasel” Gilbert.
By the time Phil graduated in the summer of 1986 the station had grown by 8 watts to 10 watts, which was enough to cover the entire metropolitan area of Washington D.C.
Phil then moved on to WRQS (107.3 FM) Radio in Baltimore where he worked as a Part Time Radio Disk Jockey for the TOP 40 radio station. In addition, Phil grew his Disk Jockey Music Service, “Thrills” Outstanding Performances, to eight Mobile Disk Jockeys.
The real world and work eventually consumed Phil’s free time, and in turn his DJ Mobile Business and in 1989 Phil relocated to Tampa, Florida.
The love of collecting the latest music did not stop Phil’s quest for the latest song, so shortly after moving to Tampa Phil became involved in local area events and festivities like the Gaspirilla Invasion, The St. Pete Rib Fest and the RayBan IronMan Competition where Phil Played as host for these events as a supporting Disk Jockey.
Today Phil is very selective on the venues, which he performs in and has dedicated most of his time doing Fund Raising Events and Clubs of which.
Phil’s love for many varied Greek and American music and dances continues and is witnessed by the list shown here (www.djphilthethrill.com).
Take some time to review the music & list variety and make your decision to hire Phil the Thrill for your next event!