DJ: I've been feeding my mouth all my life, I'm a comedian
Yes, once a month with Ivan Dostál, we have the Centennial Disco show at the National House.
Wait, shouldn't she be at least 120? You're right (laughs). We founded it fourteen years ago when I was 51 and Ivan 49, a total of 100. So it should actually be a 128-year-old disco.
After the revolution, how did you think of setting up a radio station after the revolution? At that time, they slowly stopped playing records at discos and moved to private radio stations. There, each district had its own radio. That's why I started to be interested in it in our country as well. I ended up with discos in 1991, when I took my sick mother home. When she died a quarter of a year later, I was offered to take care of and organize local DJs. At that time, I earned twenty thousand by phone, on average, men earned five thousand.
And finally, you founded North Music Radio in 1996, didn't you? We were originally the four founders. I and the Ústí nad Labem DJ Zdeněk Šmejkal thought so. He once came that the moderators Zajíček and Sroka would go with us. We finally fired Šmejkal and left three of us. We also made the money we needed to set up a radio at the discos in Apollo, where a lot of people went.
Have you ever had your show on the radio? I had the Retroparade, which was an hour-long show where I played performers in alphabetical order, such as Alphaville, Abba, etc. I also had a competition part there, in the end I shot about 300 episodes. I've lived with my mouth all my life, I've been a comedian since birth (laughs). But I started radio shows much earlier on the current Radio North. It was called the Disco Club of Mirek Hašek.
What time is the most listened to on the radio, in the morning when people eat breakfast and then when they return home from work by car.
Why did you end up selling your share of the radios? It seemed to me that the development of both radios went in a different direction than my original ideas. And I didn't want to be there.
What kind of stations are you listening to today? Skier Aleš Valenta is not a good moderator either. And mainly out of nostalgia, I listen to our former radio stations, and I'll tell you such a gossip: The shot moderator Pavel Hájek has now become the director of Hit Radio and twins have been born to him.
You reminded me of a tragic event on your radio, when a crazy woman broke in and started shooting all around. Moderator Pavel Hájek had a lung and a damaged vertebra and ended up in a wheelchair. Were you there when it happened? I was there first. It will be ten years since this happened. Pavel Hájek finished in a wheelchair. David Bílský was preparing for the first morning news entry, and the crazy woman put a gun to his head. At that moment, however, the cartridge in her chamber got stuck. He would otherwise be dead.
You're said to be married for the third time, aren't you? My first marriage lasted ten years (I met my wife at a party as a musician and she was from Děčín), I was also married to my second wife for ten years (I spoke here in the house administration) and I had not married the third one yet (laughs). But eventually I'll take her to her old knees, we've been together for 22 years. I have to make it before my funeral (laughs).
Will you play live music or DJs at the wedding?
What is your favorite hit, it's more like older Beatles, Deep Purple or Led Zeppelin. Otherwise, I still buy records, most recently Buty.
I have almost 7,000 CDs at home, I had 1,800 records, I took them to the bazaar and I don't even know what sold. I coughed it up.
You were one of the first disc jockeys in Ústí, how did it occur to you to play records? I also played guitar in the non-athletic band Kings. After the invasion of Soviet troops in 1968, I agreed with Ivan Dostál to go to their Bonifants. In October of the same year, we took a turntable on stage for the first time. Ivan had a sister in Wales and I had the records smuggled. People were watching where the music came from when no one was on stage (laughs).
When you stopped playing in the band and devoted yourself to playing records, I started playing discos professionally in 1973, I didn't want to look back at the other members of the band who still couldn't come to play due to some personal problems. Until 1978, I did disco after work. I drove all over the county, came home late and had to be at work the next morning from six in the morning. So I asked for a "free" leg.
What is the most curious disco you've ever had? I remember playing once on International Women's Day. They lost their brass band and were looking for a replacement. So they wanted me to play their brass band. I used to play from discos 45 minutes and then 15 minutes break, but they otherwise had 3 4 songs and a minute break and so on. I couldn't even bounce to smoke and go to the bathroom. After an eight-hour shift, I got the crusted sandwiches left by the papals.
At that time you had written in the citizen: Social status: Freelance. How many of you in Ústí, like you, were there?
Have you ever been a puppet?
How did the musicians perceive you as a DJ? The musicians didn't mind when I said, "I don't have time, I'm going to play." I'm one of them.
You managed to learn English on your own and you wrote to people from turntables and producers. What else were you doing at the time, for example, making music in private for people that you couldn't otherwise get to. But someone betrayed me and I got a condition after long trials. If I did something in four years, I would go to sit on two. A patch that the villains won't get today for murder. Five paragraphs.
What annoys you the most today is the Czech nature and eternal theft. When I was doing construction supervision, I needed 200,000 to repair three roofs, suddenly some money disappeared from the director, deputy, master, etc. And the same had to be done for 75,000. Today they have it even more exaggerated, those thugs can walk in it.
Don't you still go to hockey?
And football? I consider it a hoax that Ústí did not advance and advanced to the league from the fourth place in Brno. If the sophisticated Socdemans would rather fix the football stadium.
I don't like yelling, you better touch me
"Could we hang out? "I'm used to it," Miroslav Hasek told me at the beginning of our conversation. I agreed and I also conducted and rewrote our conversation in this way.
Miroslav Hasek is a pleasant, cheerful companion. I first met him ten years ago, when I went to hockey as a sports editor. Sometimes I sat next to him and we discussed the game of Ústí hockey players. He was already friendly then.
But interviewing him was not easy at all. I asked a question and he started talking about something else, and in the end he seldom came up with an answer. So I had to ask the question one more time to show him the right direction. He was known to be a moderator and a DJ.
He admitted that he was very much looking forward to his caricature by Radek Fetters, because no one had painted it for him so far. And that was his brother a painter.
He was born on January 26, 1947 in the glass village of Loučky in the Sokolovská region, and moved to Ústí in less than three years with his parents as part of the settlement of the border area.
He studied mechanical engineering at the Mechanical Engineering School and added an extension to the civil engineering school in Děčín, then he also studied dramaturgy and screenwriting at the conservatory. He taught these fields at folks in Ústí, Děčín, Teplice and Litoměřice.
She has two children from the first marriage and one child from the second. He did not go to war. "I had otitis media when I went for a checkup, so I dripped oil on my sewing machine and I was removed from military records."
Career: Technologist at Armaturka, then also a standardizer and then a worker at a housing company. Professional DJ since 1973, after the revolution he briefly took care of DJs under the art agencies ARS and MH Agency. In 1996 he founded the radio North music, six years later the radio Elbe.
In January 2009, he sold his share of radios to the MMS group, today the radios operate as Fajn North music and Hit rádio FM.