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How do I get started on being in the radio

I'm looking into it and wanted to know if i need to go to school for it. Basically just how to get started. #radio #career-details

Thank you comment icon actually you dont have to go to school for it you just have to have some experience in radio :) Squilzzzzzzz

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Arlene’s Answer

I'd recommend applying for internship and/or job a at radio station. Get to know the on air personalities, sales reps, engineers etc. ; pick their brains, offer to assist them. I'd also recommend going to college to broaden your knowledge base and horizons. Most colleges have student run radio stations...this would be an excellent way to get experience . best of luck!

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Bethany’s Answer

It's great that you are thinking of going to school for radio. If you'd like to get into the industry, I'd start working in the radio station business in other positions as soon as possible. Find other jobs at the radio station and get familiar with how everything works. Join your university's student radio as a radio host or on air personality to gain experience. After all this and taking classes s, start inquiring of radio internships. Don't be afraid to take internships that are away from home to get experience. Be prepared for some stiff competition and low pay to begin with.

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Ben’s Answer

A lot of people above have mentioned internships and working at a radio station to get experience, which is key.


I'd add that I would study communications or a similar field in college while you were at it. Not only would you get experience at the college run radio station (it was required as part of my degree), but you learn about a lot of other fields you can use your degree in. I was a journalist for nearly 20 years, but when I was ready to try something else, my degree helped me move into a corporate communications role.

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Michelle’s Answer

I recommend identifying local radio stations within your area and applying for internships. This is a great way to get your foot in the door and learn the business from the ground up. A rather well known radio personality, Charlamagne tha God, talked about starting his career as an intern which helped him focus his energy in terms of exactly what he wanted to within the industry.


Good luck!

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Sadiqua’s Answer

How about doing an internship or volunteering at a local radio station. Also, how about a school radio station. You will gain a lot of first hand experience that way.

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Miozotty (Mio)’s Answer

Research and visit local radio stations websites or in person to inquire further. You may want to apply and start researching these months prior to the summer as these spots are extremely limited but I'm sure very rewarding.


Best of Luck to you...

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