In a new recurring feature, I’ll be profiling local DJs of all tribes. Radio jocks, performing club vets, technical wizards on decks or the digital drops. Since the role of being a music selector began long ago on the Triangle’s airwaves and DJ booths, it’s appropriate to start out with a devoted local radio fixture, Marty Smith, who finished his last scheduled show on WXDU April 25th. He had been on the air doing community-oriented radio consistently for 23 years.

DJ name: Marty Smith

Real name: Marty Smith

Profile: Long-running community radio DJ specializing in comedy records with his show “Laugh Tracks,” and ambient and new age music on “New Frontier.” Smith also publishes The Blotter, and arts zine found on newstands all over the Triangle and North Carolina, Athens, Georgia, and the Southeast.

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