Serving the Midwest Since 1977 (In My 47th Year)
Digital Music of almost any kind for almost any occasion!
Specializing in: Class Reunions - Wedding Receptions - School Events
Charley Blackmore
2312 Deer Creek Ct
Columbia MO 65201-3564
573-808-5314 Text or Call (Noon-Midnight)
Requirements - Must Call for Exact Prices - Slideshows, Transfers, etc
Questionnaire for: (Reunion - Wedding Reception - Party) - Equipment - Pics
Submit Request List @ Questionnaire - References by phone contact only
Wedding Reception Tips: The Knott - Bridal Guide - Think About It!
DJ Cost - Cost of Wedding - Entertainment Tips - Modern Wedding

Disc Jockey Information and Song Lists
      *Reunion Exclusive*      



Thank You for Selecting Me as Your DJ!

"CRAZY" CHARLEY is still my nickname which I started using in 1977 when I began donating my time to community radio at 89.5 FM-KOPN, doing my oldies show called "Monday Night Live". My routine show consisted of 50s & 60s, but I also had a show called the "Red Neck Round-Up" featuring country music and sat in on Saturday afternoons for the "Sugar Man" on "Soul Street" on several occasions. My career at KOPN ended in October of 1984.

 I have continued to DJ since 1977 and still do class reunions, wedding receptions or other events, mostly by referral. I DJ with "PCDJ" software.  My music collection which I have converted to all digital ranges from the early 1900's through 2018.

For wedding receptions, a personal consultation is a must, with the bride, groom, mother of bride or groom, wedding coordinator or any of the above, at least 30 days prior to the date of your reception.

For weddng receptions; a complete request list is required, a few days before the consultaion.

A $200.00 deposit is required for booking any event and a music list must also be received 30 days prior to your event.

Please contact me by phone or e-mail prior to the agreed 30 days to schedule your consultation.

I look forward to getting together to going over details for your reception, reunion or party.







Packages for Reunions 2023

1) Webpage recognition of your reunion
2) On-line requests for the DJ
3) Up to (five) hours of music, no additional cost
4) Webpage slideshow after reunion

*Other options*
** Music at second event**
***Build slideshows and run at reunion***
Range for Package prices are $750 to $1500 for Ultimate Package

"Please call between noon and midnight to discuss details"
TCall or Text 573-808-5314 (noon to midnight)
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Since November 2007 I have been using:
- L1 Model II
for most events!
(See my pic of L1 Model II)
I had been using JBL speaker systems since the early 90s but
since July of 2018 I have switched to the Yamaha DBR10s

when not using the BOSE L1 Model II or S1 Pro

Bose L1 Model II with 2-B1s  - Bose S1 Pro - Yamaha DBR10

PCDJ - DEX 3 - Dell - Inspiron 15 5000 - Behringer - Xenyx 802 Mixer  - Yamaha-MG06X

Sennheiser - SKM 100-865 G3 - Shure - SM58 - Shure - PGXD24/SM58

AudioTechnica - 700 Series - Ancho Audio - GoGetter Deluxe

 PCDJ on Dell view - Setup pictures taken a few years ago

Chavet DJ - GigBar IRC - Lighting - Chauvet DJ - Freedom Par Tri-6

Chauvet effect inside a gymnasium without strobes

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Please click on your type of event and then submit questionnaire.
Or you can contact me by phone or email for a price quote.

Wedding Reception

I will contact you by phone with a price
and to schedule a time to meet after
receiving your questionnaire.

Phone:  573-808-5314 (noon to midnight)

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  • Interesting Wedding Statistics

    1) 72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.

    2) Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.

    3) During wedding planning, Brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer - reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!

    4) When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.

    5) 65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey.

    *These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine in 2003.
    Sources include: Simmons, 2001; USA Today, 2002; National Bridal Service, 2001; The Knot, 2002; Brides Magazine, 2001.

    For wedding statistics updated as of 2020 go to!

    Before you hire, ask the DJ, "Will you?"

    Be willing to play requests and discuss music ahead of time?
    A versatile Disc Jockey is willing to listen to your suggestions, give you feedback and play from your desired song list.  A professional Disc Jockey will also accept the fact you may not want certain songs played.  A professional Disc Jockey cannot know everything about your musical preferences and entertainment needs without communication.

    Use Professional Equipment?
    Ask whether your prospective Disc Jockey works with professional audio equipment. If you are not sure, ask for their equipment list and check with a local music dealer to verify they are using professional-grade sound gear.  Remember that professional gear does not guarantee an entertainer's talent or service level, but is simply a tool for building an exceptional event.

    Provide backup equipment at my event?
    Although equipment failure is rare, do you really want your special occasion ruined because your Disc Jockey did not come prepared?  It is also important to know if your Disc Jockey has a back-up plan in case of illness or an accident.

    Does the Disc Jockey know the proper etiquette for your type of party?
    A professional Disc Jockey will assist you with the planning of your special day. Most professional entertainers will coordinate, emcee and provide the music that you desire. Ask if they have experience with your type of event.

    How much time do you allow for set-up?
    Punctuality is a necessity.  Most Disc Jockey's arrive at least one hour prior to the start time you've given them.  Your entertainer should ideally be setup and in-place before your first guest walks through the door.

    Do you provide a written contract?
    It is extremely important to have your booking confirmed in writing.  Ask for a written agreement, especially if you are paying an initial retainer.  The standard initial payment for entertainment services is 50%.  If you are expecting a specific entertainer, make sure you get it in writing as well.

    Will you be suitably dressed for our occasion?
    Specify the type of apparel that your Disc Jockey is expected to wear for your occasion. Business casual or semi-business casual are the most popular forms of attire. If you are having a "themed" event, make sure your entertainer is informed.

    Other Items to Note

    Disc Jockey rates vary based on talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality.

    Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $350.00 to $3,500.00 with an average of $1,200.00 for a 4 hour booking. The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a wedding.  As a matter of fact, surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.

    A full-service disc jockey company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for "4 hours".  Consultations, music purchasing & editing, preparation, set-up and tear-down, education and other business related endeavors add up to the overall success of your special occasion.

    For Assistance With Any Wedding, Reunion or Party planning questions, please

    L1 Model II System with dual bass units - X 2
    Click to see info on the L1 Model II from Bose
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    Phone:  573-808-5314 (noon am to midnight)

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    PCDJ on Dell Inspiron 15R with Bose T1 ToneMatch® audio engine & Shure mic

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