What Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys Do
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio, television, or other communications media. May play and queue music, announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Other Job Titles Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys May Have
Anchor, Announcer, DJ (Disc Jockey), Host, Morning Show Host, News Anchor, Radio Announcer, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor)
I research individuals to interview for my podcast and connect with them to arrange it. I also produce, edit, and publish the interviews on my blog. I spend a lot of time writing and doing speaking events.
When I'm filming, most of the time that is in Los Angeles, so I do a lot of commuting to and from there. I am also involved in a lot of side projects as a host and/or producer. In addition to my day job, I am also always working on various sculptures.
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Operate control consoles.
Record commercials for later broadcast.
Announce musical selections, station breaks, commercials, or public service information, and accept requests from listening audience.
Study background information to prepare for programs or interviews.
Read news flashes to inform audiences of important events.
Level of Education Attained by Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys
Most common level of education among people in this career: Bachelor's degree (43%)
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