Learn How to be a Radio DJ, from a Radio DJ
Broadcasters Mentoring Group can teach you the broadcasting skills you need, in as little as three months. Not only that but your teacher will be an actual working DJ at a real radio station in your area. Who better to teach you the job than someone who does it themselves?
This all happens through BMG’s apprentice-mentor training model. It’s a very different way to learn broadcasting from any conventional broadcasting school. There’s no brick and mortar campus to travel to, no boring classroom lectures to sit through, no obsolete equipment, donated by a radio station that got a newer rig, to practice on, and no set date when you have to start the program.
Instead, the BMG system works like this:
–When you apply, you tell us four or five radio stations right in your area at which you’d like to train.
–We then locate an actual working DJ at one of these stations. He or she then becomes your mentor.
–You train right at the station each week at meeting times built around your schedule, on the equipment they actually use.
–All the course asks is about 10 hours a week of your spare time, for as few as three months. That means there’s no need to quit your current gig, so your paychecks keep coming while you learn. And you can start any day of the year.
–A big part of the course is creating your own music radio show. It can be rock, hip-hop, country, or any format you want, but it has to follow the radio rules your mentor will teach you. Each week, he or she will review it and provide detailed, constructive feedback. Follow the advice given, and your shows will get more professional every week.
Along the way, you learn the skills you need, but currently lack, to be a successful radio DJ. These include:
- Duties of the Radio Announcer
- Developing the Ability to Ad-Lib
- How to be an Effective Music Announcer
- Radio Formats
- Announcing According to Day Part
- Announcing for Satellite Radio
- The Music Disc Jockey
Studio Equipment and Procedures:
- Radio Studio
- Working with a Microphone
- Mic Fright and Why Broadcast Performers Get it
- The Audio Console
- Music Playback Sources
- Recording Equipment
- Digital Audio Equipment
- Copy Marking
Voicing to Radio Standards:
- Key Elements of Vocal Development
- Articulation of Sounds
- Common Vocal Problems
- Maintaining a Healthy Voice
- Avoiding Amateurish and Inept Delivery
- Commercial Forms
- Basic Structure of the Commercial
- Importance of Timing
- Energy: Hard Sell versus Soft Sell
- Ad-Lib Commercials
- Commercial Voice-Over
- Types of Interviews
- Structure of the Broadcast Interview
- Preparation and Research
- Preparing Guests and Topics
- Developing Interviewing Skills
- Keeping Control
And several more!
When you’re done with the program, you’ll receive a certificate telling the radio music world you’re ready to go on-air. BMG is known in the industry as a premier source of new on-air talent. So this could be your passport to that first on-air job.
But there’s something else that’s even more important in helping you to get behind a live mic for the first time.
The “Key” That Unlocks the Hiring Door: Contacts!
As you train, the folks at the radio station will be watching your skills grow, and forming a favorable opinion of you. Every experienced broadcaster has a ton of contacts in the radio world. And each of those contacts has contacts of his or her own.
When a slot opens anywhere in this wide network, your mentor will be able to confidently recommend you for the job, or if he or she is the decision maker, to hire you at the station in which you trained.
How important is this network of insider contacts for getting a job? Ponder this:
According to industry data, two thirds of all new hires are made through industry contacts. Hundreds of wannabes would also love to become radio DJs, but you’ll have the magic formula to beat them to the mic:
Club DJ experience + learned broadcasting skills + insider contacts = your new radio DJ career.
As California KBAY radio host Jona Denz Hamilton says of the BMG program, “You’ll learn the best way to do and not to do what radio requires. Mentoring will put you on the fast track.”
Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
Your relationship with BMG doesn’t end with your formal training. We provide free lifetime job placement assistance, an exclusive online jobs board, and career planning help, all as part of the program.
Job placement skills we teach in your program include the following.
- Writing Your Resume
- Electronic Resumes
- Adding a Cover Letter
- Making Your Audition Tape
- Developing a Contact List
- Interviewing for a Job
- Responding to a Job Offer
- Unions, Agents, and Contracts
And when a spot opens, call us. We’re there to help you land it.
Take the First Step Now
But the first step to that career is yours. Fill out the form below or call BMG at 888-307-2346 toll-free. We’ll give you more details and answer your questions. There’s no cost or obligation to find out more.
But do it now, while you’re thinking about it. As BMG-trained Earl Gray at New Orleans station KBOK says, “I tell anyone thinking about it to stop thinking and go and do it!”
Start spinning your way into the radio DJ career you want. Just click the button below now!