The best way to learn how to be a radio host is by acquiring the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to do the job. If you want to be successful, here are the two most important tips anyone can offer you to reach your goal:
- It’s critical to know how the radio broadcasting industry actually thinks and operates. Understanding the mindset that drives the industry is important if you want to know how to be a radio host. The bottom line: It’s not just WHAT you know – but WHO you know.
- You need a winning strategy for breaking into radio broadcasting that works with the flow of how the industry operates. Having someone inside the industry to guide you gives you a greater chance at success.
The ultimate teacher for aspiring radio talk show hosts
The best qualified person to develop your natural skills is a working and experienced radio host. The reason is simple: They already do it for a living, and they know what it takes to succeed.
Equally important, they provide you two vital components that few others can offer – access and leverage.
If you work with a mentor, you can access their relevant knowledge and contacts and leverage their broadcasting experience to work in your favor by shortening your learning curve. Their contacts indirectly become your contacts. Their experience is directly passed on to you.
A mentor working inside the industry can offer you:
- Insider knowledge about the tricks of the trade passed along while working inside a radio station.
- First-hand experience with the specific issues surrounding breaking into the business.
- Access to hiring program directors and other industry professionals.
- A meaningful reference from someone who has personally trained you.
- A caring coach to both educate and encourage you along the way.
The little-discussed secret to becoming a radio talk show host
Having your own network of influential industry contacts makes all the difference to your success. Your chances of realizing your dream of becoming a radio host are greatest when:
- You’re being trained in a real radio station where real talk radio occurs.
- Your training occurs where important contacts are located.
- Those who have the ability to hire or recommend you can get to know you.
This is where the Broadcasters Mentoring Group (BMG) comes to your assistance.
BMG makes it easy for mentors to work with you by taking the busy work out of the equation. We provide your training materials and establish your lesson plans.
Your mentor is now free to strictly do what he or she does best – teach you what they know – instead of spending their precious time devising a curriculum and daily plan for you to follow.
An overview of BMG’s talk radio apprenticeship training
Since your BMG training holds your “classes” inside of a real working radio station, you are a class of one. Your personal instructor is a working broadcaster from a nearby radio station. What separates your BMG training from traditional broadcasting schools is that it is:
- Practical – You’re learning in a hands-on, learn-by-doing environment.
- Flexible – You choose your training days and time, based upon your schedule and availability.
- Reasonable – You choose the station and format you’d prefer to train in (you may eventually be working there).
- Transferable – You host your own online radio talk show from the beginning and receive valuable feedback.
- Affordable – Your tuition fees are typically 50-60% lower than the average broadcasting school.
Is the mentor-apprentice learning model for you?
Truthfully, BMG’s hands-on learning style is not for everyone. If you do best in a structured classroom environment, listening to lectures and taking notes, your best decision might be to enroll in a more traditional radio broadcasting school.
Even though the costs of a traditional radio broadcasting school will be significantly higher, and your training days and times more rigid, it’s always best to learn in an environment in which you excel.
If you learn best in a hands-on, learn-by-doing atmosphere, the mentor-apprentice learning model for broadcasting was designed for you.
Click here to find out more and decide whether our three month radio broadcasting training program, or six month radio broadcasting training program is the best fit for your learning style, schedule, and budget.
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