Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-5.3% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


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)

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Founder / Host ,

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

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.

TV Host ,

White Rabbit Project

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.

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