I study in class XI. I want to be a radio jockey. What courses should I do? Please help me with the list of courses and institutes.
The prime responsibility of a radio jockey (RJ) is to be creative and engage users and entertain them through conversation, humour or music. An RJ should have good communication powers and language skills. If speaking is your passion, talking to people comes naturally to you, the fun never ends. But you have to be super creative in order to make conversations interesting. Also you need to stay updated with all the latest news and happenings; be it at the local, national or international level.
Radio jockeying is one of those careers where skill is more important than academic qualification. Still it always helps if you have some related background. The syllabus of a radio jockey course includes basics of verbal communication and phonetics. You will also be trained in the art of proper articulation and pronunciation. Besides, the idea of writing scripts, radio presentation, voice projecting, public speaking, personality development, sound accents, etc., are also taught in the course. The duration of the course varies from 3-6 months.
Some of the prominent institutes that train radio jockeys are: Radio City School of Broadcasting, Mumbai (radiocity.in/radiocity-school-of-broadcasting); Aizaz Rizvi College of Journalism & Mass Communication (ARCJMC), Lucknow (arcjmc.com); Centre for Research in Art of Film and Television (CRAFT), New Delhi (log2craft.org); Dr Zakir institute, Bhagalpur (zhi.org.in); EMDI Institute of Media & Communication, Indore (emdiworld.com/indore); Livewires, The Media Institute at various places (livewires.org.in).
Radio City School offers a six-month diploma course, for which eligibility is graduation. Selection is through an entrance exam which consists of three levels: Written exam & Group Discussion, Extempore and Personal Interview.