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Career in Radio Jockeying Colleges and Institutes

If you like chattering non-stop, and like to lose yourself in the world of music too, who says its not going to help you much when it comes to your career? But now it could just be perfect combination of skills needed for an out of the ordinary career option called Radio Jockeying.

The opening up of the airwaves to the private sector in 1999 saw a surge in radio programmes and consequently there is a need for well-trained radio personnel. The last decade has brought a sea change in the way people look at entertainment. People are constantly demanding quality entertainment and this has in turn led to the emergence of dozens of job opportunities

RJs anchor music programmes, play music on air, provide information on the music, weather and traffic and also play requests from listeners.

University of Delhi
Contact Information:
University Road, Delhi 110 00 Phone South Campus: 011-24119832 Phone North Campus: 011-2766709, 27667011, 27667190
Fax: 011-27667049
Website: www.du.ac.in

Sir Aurobindo Institute Of Mass Communication
Contact Information: Sir Aurobindo Marg, Near IIT,New Delhi 110016,
Phone: 26524798, 26567863

International Institute Of Mass Media
Contact Information: International Institute of Mass Media B-50,
South Extension I,New Delhi - 110049
Phone: 011-2465 4512, 2465 4514, 2462 6660
Fax: 011-2462 6670
E-mail: coordinator@iimmdelhi.com
Website: www.iimmdelhi.com

Eligibility And Courses

What matters most in this profession are, your voice and a clear diction. You should be able to adjust your voice and control the pitches of your voice. For example, if you, as an RJ are doing a programme targeted at the youth, you have to sound bubbly. On the other hand you need to sound more serious and mature for an older audience.

Career Prospects

You could work for radio stations like AIR (All India Radio), Times FM, Radio Mrchi and dozens of other private players.

AIR holds auditions every 3 months and the selected RJs are given in-house training for 2 months in everything from CD players to mixers to Digital audio technology.

Pay Packages

Beginners get around Rs.10, 000 to Rs.15,000 per month and with popularity their salary keeps multiplying and with some experience and genuine talent, one can hope to rise quickly in this profession.

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