When you hear the scream or shout of a female saying “that’s my song” or see a guy shacking his head to the beat. This briefly describes a reaction that feeds DJ Pat’s passion and goal to bring good music to people’s ear. Often said in his radio tagline, “Only for your eardrums”, DJ Pat have been contributing to the music world with djing since the age of sixteen.
Patrick “DJ Pat” Shelton was born and raised on the southside of Chicago, in a christian home. Growing up, he found himself mostly stuck in the house taking care of his handicapped mother. Over the years, he took piano lessons, violin, and saxophone. All four years in high school, he played the snare drum in the marching and concert band at Dunbar Vocational H.S. His junior, as part of the school vocational curriculum, he took radio broadcasting, where he earned the name “DJ Pat” from students in his class. The first moment that pushed him to be an professional DJ, was the time him and his partner Ricky “Rick Dog” Robinson, hosted live at the city wide High School Fair at McCormick place in 2004. After that day, Pat and Rick partnered to do almost any event they could, hosting basketball games, talent shows, fashion shows, weddings and neighborhood parties.
Today, DJ Pat continue to Dj several events, while majoring in Journalism and African American studies at the University of Iowa. He’s also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, continuing to contribute to the fraternity’s motto of achievement. You can listen to DJ Pat on Krui 89.7fm every Sunday night at 12a and Wednesday night’s 10p on Krui The Lab on www.krui.fm. You can also check out his website www.xklradio.com, and follow on Twitter & Instagram: @djpatxkl