Radio is back. And with a bang!Had it not, we wouldn’t be writing about how to become a Radio Jockey (RJ) in 2020. A Radio Jockey is a new celebrity. Everybody wants to be one today. And we’ll tell how you can be one.It’s not that easy though. Like all things great, it takes time. But it’s achievable. If you think you are a chatterbox and fit for a Radio Jockey job, you may be wrong. Chatterbox is a good skill for radio but not without substance.
Here’s what you need to become a Radio Jockey.
If you are really serious about following your passion for a Radio Jockey job, this is where you should be heading to get a professional degree to become a Radio Jockey.
Top colleges to pursue a career in Radio Jockey
Radio Jockey Courses Here are some of the Radio Jockey courses that you can pursue to get started on your journey to become a successful RJ.
Radio Jockey Career Path
NDTV takes you behind the scenes at the Red FM studio to explore the exciting career opportunities that exist in the industry and to understand what is the job of a radio jockey.
Radio Jockeys have to take care of most interesting and creative tasks and fill it in their day as this Radio Jockey job is all about entertainment and information. In his or her job role, a Radio Jockey may have to control consoles; write a script for a program, record infomercials and commercials for future broadcast; publicise and make music tracks, program breaks, advertisements, and accept song requests from listeners among many other tasks that may vary depending on the actual role of a Radio Jockey in a radio station. To carry out these tasks successfully, a Radio Jockey is required to have some essential skills such as voice modulation, speech recognition, reading and writing comprehension, along with basic technical knowledge to handle various equipment used in the production of a radio show.
There are many radio stations that demand basic languages whereas there are a few which may require you to know the regional or colloquial language. You can have an edge over other candidates, if you know it. Here are some of the radio stations that you can approach for a Radio Jockey job:
Radio Jockey SalaryA Radio Jockey can earn anything between INR 10,000 to 30,000 initially but as one gains experience and popularity, salary of a Radio Jockey can go up to 1.5 to 2 lakhs per month. Moreover, popular RJs get additional earning opportunities by hosting private shows, voice over for television and radio ads among others.
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