When Thomas Edison patented the phonograph in 1877, he had no idea of the impact it would have on the world.

He intended the phonograph to be a device for recording voice messages. As we know, it also became a way to bring recorded music to the world.

Nearly 60 years later, Walter Winchell first used the term disc jockey and those who played records over the airwaves changed music history.

The 1950s saw the advent of celebrity DJs, whose music choices influenced what the world listened to. But even as our listening devices have changed, DJs have managed to stay in the game.

Two turntables and a microphone have become an iconic platform for reaching a global audience. However they bring tunes to the world, we celebrate the power of music in their hands on National Disc Jockey Day.