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Career focus: Psychology

education Updated: Jul 25, 2006 11:12 IST
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If you like jabbering non-stop and like to drown yourself in music, then radio jockeying could be the right profession for you.

Being an RJ is not just another job, it is for those who are keen on understanding the nuances of the medium. If you are the right one, the sky is the limit in this career. However there is no regular fixed course one can enroll in to get a training to be an RJ as yet.

What you need
An RJ should sound pleasant when heard over the air. Often a very deep baritone voice is difficult to modulate. You must be able to link his conversation to the music. You must have a general knowledge of the music you play and not just a leaning to one genre. 

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RJ institutes

Radio Indigo, Bangalore

AIR, Chandigarh, New Delhi

Take One Academy of Broadcasting, Chandigarh

Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad

Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai



An indepth knowledge of the songs and the musicians makes your script interesting and relevant. You are unseen and you have to grab the attention of your listeners and retain it. An RJ must sound interesting and definitely not theatrical.



Avenues

With the rising number of private stations playing across the nation today, job prospects are tremendous. One can begin by working at a beginner level and gain experience, working one’s way up. Depending on your field of interest you could scout for opportunities to work in television.

Remuneration
At the beginner’s level you can bag between Rs 8,000 to 12,000. Private companies pay more than public stations. As you gain experience and have a faithful audience, your income goes up. So, watch your words and talk yourself into a fabulous career option.

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