In 1975 he was the first DJ in Morris County, New Jersey to host an “oldies” night at Smiles in Parsippany.
In 1985, he also established the New York Metro area’s first fully professional party jukebox rental service “The Duke of Jukes” – now trading as “PARTY JUKES®”.
Gup’s radio career began on WNTI in the early 1990’s, where he wound up hosting the Wednesday morning slot. After a four year stint on commercial ‘oldies’ WMTR AM beginning in 2004, Gup was more than happy to return to WNTI in September 2008. “It’s a pleasure to be on a station that realizes there are more than 600 songs worth listening to!”
Gup has been a mobile DJ for over 40 years (music entertainment is his SOLE profession!), always specializing in presenting classic dance music from the swing era through the ’60’s. His commanding knowledge of Pop standards, Big Band, first generation rock & roll and Rhythm & Blues makes him a natural choice for those who demand a jumpin’ dance floor! Gup has MC’d over 5,000 events to date (over 700 of them wedding receptions).
In addition to performing at events, functions and parties around the country, Gup can be heard on a regular basis at the Exchange in Rockaway, New Jersey. He is married to Lulu (a qualified professional dance teacher “keeping music entertainment in the family!”). His hobbies include maintaining and running his fleet of antique and custom cars (he attends and performs at many East Coast shows), golf (his handicap is “himself”), skiing and traveling to various events collecting music “to share with all the hep cats!”
Gup Gascoigne, Deejay Personality