Discover how a radio deejay’s meaningful work is rewarded with a global following for 1970’s-era Disco music.

About this episode:

radio deejay's meaningful work

We travel across-the-pond to chat with Russell White, a London-based executive recruiter who doubles as a radio deejay or presenter playing 1970s-era Disco music. During the day, Russ places professional talent in executive jobs for United Kingdom and European Union companies. But when the sun sets, he becomes Retro Russ.

It is behind the microphone where this radio deejay does truly meaningful work.

Through terrestrial and internet broadcaster Delite Radio, Retro Russ has gained an appreciative following for Disco around the globe.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The origin story of Retro Russ, the radio presenter. Starts at 3:23
  • How Retro Russ influenced the music choices of house producers. Starts at 7:41
  • The intersectionality of [our] executive search and radio careers. Starts at 11:05

Since this January 2020 recorded interview, Russ has started a second radio show called Sunday Mid-Morning Delite with Retro Russ. 

About our guest:

radio deejay's meaningful work

Russell White and Dan Smolen in Central London, December 2018.

Russell White is a veteran executive recruiter and the managing partner of London-based Premier Consultants which places people in a variety of senior-level marketing job assignments. Also, he is known around the globe as Retro Russ, a deejay presenting 1970s Disco music on Delite Radio. Russell earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Business Studies from Middlesex University. He lives and works in London, England.

EPISODE DATE: July 10, 2020

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Media credits: Studio microphone, Patrick Daxenbichler for iStock Photo; Russell White and Dan Smolen in Central London 12/2018, Dan Smolen; Air checks 01/2020, Discolicious on Delite Radio with Retro Russ.

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