The Happy Foot Request Party
Gup Gascoigne - 'The Golden Gup" has been a music lover since he was a toddler. He began spinning records in 1968
and his first DJ engagement for pay came in December of 1973 performing an oldies show in Farmingdale, Maine. 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 Centenary College Radio
in September 2008. "It's a pleasure to be on a station that realizes there are more than 600 songs worth listening
Springfest '09 may have had some rain to deal with but
tent by WNTI the music was blasting on Saturday!
The Golden Gup had the crowd bopping their heads
tapping their feet for several hours during the festival.
In 2008, Gup is celebrating 35 years as a mobile DJ (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 can be reached via his website: