Building Your Voice – Lesson One

Your voice is the main tool you will be using to build your radio career. I won’t say it’s your only tool because to have a lucrative radio career you must be able to think and act quickly and logically. Your voice is what gets you the job and what gets the job done. So, you can see how important it is to have a good voice. Let’s start off by dispelling a fallacy about your voice and radio broadcasting. You don’t have to have a big, booming, bass voice to get a job in radio! What you do have to Read more [...]

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Proper Breathing Techniques – Lesson Two

I know it sounds basic, but the first thing you have to learn is to breathe properly. Knowing the basics of proper breathing will help you in almost everything you do, not just radio. If you are breathing correctly (inhaling by expanding your diaphragm and exhaling by pushing the air out) you should be able to go on the air with a cold and not sound too nasal. It doesn’t matter whether you breathe in through your nose or mouth, besides if you’re like me and have constant allergy problems, you Read more [...]

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Basic Radio Announcing – Lesson Three

Well, we’re here. The reason you came to this site. In this section I will show you the basics to becoming a radio deejay and the elements that make up a good radio show. If you have mastered the voicing skills you have three-quarters of the battle already done! You are now ready to learn how to become a radio deejay. There are five points about radio deejaying that you must etch on your brain. If you remember and follow these points you will have no problem finding and keeping a radio job. Read more [...]

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Becoming A Communicator – Lesson Four

Your main goal as a radio announcer is to communicate with your audience. Whether your telling them the name of the last song you played or the facts about a late breaking news story, you must communicate it to you audience in a fashion they will understand! Be yourself when you’re on the air. Talk the way you talk in everyday life. If you don’t normally say “We’re rockin’ the house down tonight!” don’t start saying it just because you’re on the radio. Listen to the best announcers and you will Read more [...]

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Radio Show Elements – Lesson Five

Now that you have the basics for being a good communicator, it’s time to add some extra personality to your radio show. There are several ways to do this. Along with the five main ingredients you can spice up your radio show by adding these: Public Service Announcements These are announcements of special events that are happening in the community in which you live or a surrounding community. These can include announcements about special events in local parks, museums, pools, sports arenas, Read more [...]

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Adding Humor To Your Show – Lesson Six

Now that you have practiced becoming a good communicator, you could stop here and have a very lucrative career in radio broadcasting. Let’s explore adding some humor to your radio show. Humor is a very touchy form of communication. What may be funny to you may not be funny to anyone else. Although, sometimes you need to just take a chance with humor. There are two major rules to follow about humor and your radio show. The first rule is to not feel ashamed of using someone else’s joke. Read more [...]

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Different Types Of Radio Personalities – Lesson Seven

There are basically six types of radio personalities. These include humorous and non-humorous personalities. Just because you’re not a humorous announcer, it doesn’t mean you can’t be a popular announcer. Many announcers don’t use any humor in their show and they still have big ratings. I’m telling you this from personal experience. I have always been what they call a ‘time and temp’ type of announcer, but I had the number one show for quite a while! Most people tune into the radio to Read more [...]

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Putting It All Together – Lesson Eight

Well, that’s it! You’re almost ready to go out and get your first job in the exciting field of radio broadcasting. All we have to do is put together your resume and audition tape. Writing a resume to acquire a broadcasting position isn’t much different than writing one for any other job. You’re probably saying “I don’t have any experience!” Well, that’s not exactly true. I’m going to show you how to get experience without getting a job in broadcasting and then how to bring that experience Read more [...]

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