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Radio Jockey is a person who plays music on radio, chats with listeners, delivers news, interviews guests and manages contests all with a view to entertain listeners on radio, the interaction is often via telephone, but may also be online, or via email. RJs play music on air, provide information on the music, weather and traffic and also play requests from listeners. Radio Jockeys are required for all channels of Radio, but a Radio Jockey is usually related to FM because FM channel broadcasts in stereo and has very good sound quality as compared to other short, medium wave channels.

RJ called as a brand ambassador of the radio station as it represents the FM station with his shows. RJ needs to have a good voice and good communication skills, besides knowing how to be gracious, witty, and entertaining.


Some Skills of Radio Jockeying

Good command over language

Good sense of sound and music

Good sense of humor

Good diction

Proper voice modulation

 

Courses and Eligibility

1. Some basic qualification is required to enter in to this field.

2. Certificate Course in Announcing, Broadcasting, Comparing and Dubbing (ABCD)

3. Certificate Course in Radio Jockeying ( CRJ )

4. Certificate Course in Radio Production Program

5. Diploma in Radio Jockeying ( DRJ )

6. Diploma in Radio Management

7. Post Graduate Diploma in Radio Programming and Management (PGDRM )

8. The courses offered by these institutes vary from two-month certificate course to one-year    postgraduate program.

 

Employment

RJs are employed in organizations like AIR (All India Radio), Times FM, Radio Mid-Day, Big FM, Radio Mirchi, Red FM, Radio One, Fever FM and other independent radio stations. RJs can give voice-overs for television and radio advertisements. They can also lend their voice to audio magazines and documentaries. Some well- known RJs can start their own training schools.

 
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