On-the-Air Radio Job Opportunities
Your voice is your means of communication and you are live and generally exposed for a few hours each day. This is what it takes to be a radio DJ or presenter for a radio show. While some radio newsreaders are pre-recorded, many are live and live radio DJs need to be poised, ready, easy to listen to, and sometimes fun. You have to communicate with your voice alone, which requires some training and moxy.
Radio Personality Job Description
A radio DJ is the life and soul of radio. You are the voice that everyone hears when they tune in to your AM or FM radio or satellite radio station or radio program.
You may need to get some kind of formal voice training to become a radio DJ or radio presenter. You will train to be a voice artist and you could also start out your career doing radio commercials or recording the radio show intros. Radio presenters and newscasters are given a professional course which trains you in the correct way to read the news for radio and how to present various segments of a show. The radio DJ will also have to take this course as they might have to read the news or present on occasion as well.
How To Get On The Air
To become a radio DJ or radio presenter, aside from having the correct training, you must have a good voice that is interesting and confident that people can relate to and like.
There are many well known radio personalities that earn a great deal of money, but most of the ordinary radio DJ, newsreader, and radio presenter earnings, range from $7,50o to $105,000. It all depends on which radio station you work for and whether you are a radio DJ, announcer, presenter, weather reader, or newscaster.