Why Does a Radio School Use Mentoring for Your Radio Training?
Quick summary of what’s on this radio mentorship page:
- BMG uses the mentor-apprentice training method to launch you into radio broadcasting.
- A mentor is a working broadcaster who will teach you radio skills. Oprah Winfrey, Bob Costas and others had mentors to guide them into broadcasting.
- BMG will link you with a working broadcaster who will train you in the exact broadcasting skills you need.
- Your training will be at a local radio station, and scheduled around your availability. (No need to travel or quit a current job.)
- With your mentor’s help and feedback, you will learn by creating your own weekly internet radio show.
- Once trained, your mentor will help you access a wide network of insider industry contacts. Most broadcasting hires are made through contacts. This is a lifetime career advantage!
- Contact BMG to learn more. There’s no cost or obligation.
…Because a radio mentor enables you to take the fast-track into the radio broadcasting industry.
- You’ve got your foot in the door, and are making important contacts from day one.
- Your radio mentor has his own established network of contacts.
- Influential industry contacts are getting to know you during your radio training.
- Your radio training is one-on-one, which enables you to prove yourself.
- You’re being trained by someone in the business who is aware of the skills you’ll need.
Your BMG training is not a “pay for play” arrangement. Your mentor makes the final decision on your acceptance for training – after your one-on-one interview. If a professional broadcaster agrees to train you, he or she obviously believes you have what it takes to succeed.
Since your radio mentor is already in the business, you’re assured of learning the exact skills required to even be considered for hiring. Once you’ve been properly trained by a skilled broadcaster, and have demonstrated the ability to skillfully host your own radio show, your chances of being hired are greatly increased.
It’s common sense that if a person is properly trained for any job – and has insider contacts within that field – the person with the proper training and contacts stands a better chance of eventually being hired than someone who doesn’t. This simple truth applies to all facets of broadcasting.
- You’ll host your own internet radio show from the very beginning. While other radio school and college students are learning about how to become a broadcaster, you’re actually becoming a broadcaster, under the watchful eye and guidance of your mentor. Whenever on-air positions become available, your BMG training will have prepared you to meet the requirements of the job.
- You have a distinct lifetime job placement advantage. Your mentor has access to influential decision makers – both inside his workplace – and throughout the industry. He or she also has their own network of contacts – who also have their own contacts – all working on your behalf for job placement assistance. Couple this with access to BMG’s own broadcasting job board, which will also host your demo portfolio for employers to view, and your BMG advantage becomes clear-cut.
- Your BMG broadcasting diploma has meaning to employers. Upon completion of your training, employers will know that you’ve been taught by the best– another broadcaster who currently earns a paycheck because of what they know. Since BMG is one of the radio school mentoring programs available, and the only all sports broadcasting school available, employers will know the quality of your training will benefit their company.
What is a Radio Mentor?
A radio mentor is a “trusted guide, tutor, or coach,” while an apprentice is a “novice – one who is learning by practical experience under a skilled worker in a trade, art, or calling.” BMG has simply taken the age-old concept of the mentor-apprentice model and structured it to the radio broadcasting industry.
You Decide What Your Radio Training Schedule Will Be
Since your BMG radio training makes you a class of one, you determine your training days and times, based upon your current schedule and availability. Need to train on weekends or evenings? No problem.
Even if you’re only available during early morning hours, you’ll be placed with a local sportscaster, DJ, newscaster, or talk show host who is available when you are for training. If you’re truly passionate about becoming a broadcaster, your schedule won’t prevent you from realizing your dream.
BMG’s Radio School Works for You, the Student
It’s important to note that everyone associated with BMG’s radio school works for you, while your mentor works for BMG. You’ll always have someone looking out for your best interests throughout your training, and beyond. Many former students consider us a lifetime partner and valuable resource all throughout their broadcasting career.
No Such Thing as a “Dumb Question
With all sincerity, your questions, comments, or even challenges to our claims are strongly encouraged. If you have doubts that gaining immediate access to insider contacts for one-on-one, on the job radio training is the fastest and most effective way to get your foot in the front door of the broadcasting industry, we welcome your comments and questions.