What do they do?
Radio jockeys (RJ) are the glue that holds a radio station together. If you become a RJ then your job would include music programming, scripting, presenting radio shows, radio advertisements and lending voice to audio magazines and documentaries. Today, Radio is one of the biggest industries in India. There are various radio channels in the market which are popular among the masses. The industry, though, is not very old but has become popular in a very short span. There is various celebrity Radio Jockeys who are already ruling the Radio industry and you can become the next one too! If you have that right voice and wittiness to engage the listeners then you can also become one of the popular RJs in your town.
Typical day in the life of a Radio Jockey
Pros & Cons about this career
- Fame and praise guaranteed Great scope for progress and growth
- Low investments but high returns Not paid as much as TV artists Less time for family and friends
Skills and Education needed
- Creative bent of mind
- Focused approach
- One needs to be adaptable
- Sense of humour is a must
- General knowledge and awareness
- Confidence and positive attitude
How do I get there?
There is no specific academic path to become an RJ but graduation is mandatory. However you can opt for a diploma or a postgraduation degree in mass communication. Also, several courses are available which can help you pick up the skills and get better understanding of the profession and its technicalities. Qualifications may be useful but skills and passion count for more in this profession.