Here’s the Best Way to Become a Radio DJ
What’s on this page:
- Discover the quickest and best way for club and mobile DJs to be a radio DJ.
- 44 key skills you must learn for success as a radio DJ.
- How BMG can arrange for any club or mobile DJ to learn radio broadcasting skills under an actual working DJ, in a radio station you choose, right in your area.
- The “key” that unlocks the door for two of every three new radio hires.
- How BMG helps you make those key industry insider contacts.
- How to learn more without cost or obligation.
As a club or mobile DJ, you’ve already got the natural skills to be a DJ on radio. Here’s how to get the rest of what you need.
So you’re a club or mobile DJ who wants to be a radio DJ. Well, here’s the good news. You’ve already got many of the tools you need to do the job:
- You dig music. You could play it all day long.
- You know music—all the top artists; all their best tunes.
- You’ve proved you can wow a crowd at club or mobile events, keep them laughing and dancing into the wee hours of the morning.
- You love doing it and the crowd loves you back!
OK, with all that going for you, let’s say a radio station, by some miracle (and it would be a miracle!), put you on the air right now, today. Here’s some of what might happen:
- You score a hard to get five minute interview with a music legend, like Gaga, Kanye or Taylor. But after you spend four of those minutes gushing over how great they are, they beat an early exit. So do many of your listeners.
- You’re spinning a nine minute prize cut from a classic rock album you’ve loved since childhood. But after just the first 12 bars, your cut gets cut. It’s run into a pre-programmed commercial break you never knew existed.
- Nobody needs to teach you how to rap with a crowd, right? Except the engineer behind the studio glass keeps howling about your volume, pronunciation, pacing, and tone … and how you’re driving him nuts.
These kinds of screw-ups end up only one way: You’re fired!
The problem, of course, is that you didn’t have the rest of the tools you need to be an on-air DJ … broadcasting and radio skills. You simply don’t know your way around a studio and studio procedures.
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