Today, Wednesday, January 20th is National DJ Day! One of the absolute best parts of my job is when I can go out into the community and broadcast, whether it's a pancake breakfast, a football or basketball game or some other community event.

It seems fitting that today is National DJ Day, given the fact that I broadcast my first basketball game of the season last night at Ellsworth High School. Normally between December and February I broadcast between 50 and 60 games. This year thanks to the pandemic we're desperately hoping that we will be able to broadcast 25 games between January 19th and the first week of March. I know I broadcast about 15 soccer and touch football games in the Fall, but it really felt like the first bit of normalcy since last March.

I have desperately missed broadcasting in the community and telling your stories and promoting your events. I was so used to being out in the community most weekends but when the pandemic began last March all of that stopped for everyone's safety.

I am lucky that I can still share what's happening on the WDEA website and help promote virtual and the few live events that are taking place, safely. I yearn for the days when we can all join together and enjoy all the events that we used to take for granted. I promise you, I won't take these events for granted again, especially after being without for nearly a year!

To all the great DJ's that took the time to teach me, and help me learn, thank you. I hope I have done you proud.