A disc jockey, also known as dj, is a person who plays recorded music for an audience. originally, "disc" (sometimes spelled "disk", although this is now uncommon) referred to phonograph records, not the later compact discs. today, the term includes all forms of music playback, no matter the medium. there are several types of disc jockeys. radio djs or radio personalities introduce and play music that is broadcast on am, fm, shortwave, digital, or internet radio stations.