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How to Get a Job at a Radio Station

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Radio station jobs are abundant in the market today. Even the smallest locations across the nation have several different radio stations. By applying a lot of hard work and having some knowledge about the field you can achieve your goal of acquiring one of the many radio jobs. There are positions open at the traditional radio stations as well as positions working for radio blog networks and internet radio stations. You can get some much needed experience working for one of the less traditional radio jobs which can lead you to bigger, better jobs at larger radio stations.

You can take classes in radio broadcasting at the local university or trade school. While attending the classes you will have the opportunity to attend events, workshops and seminars that are sponsored by the local radio stations. This will provide you with the opportunity to network with the teachers, other students, and the radio personalities. These opportunities to network can lead to a better job prospective once you are ready to pursue one of the radio station jobs.

Technology has made it easier to get into one of the radio jobs. Podcasts are great ways to get out in front of people and get your voice heard by the radio stations. You can play music, read poetry, or start your very own talk show on your podcast and broadcast it weekly or even daily. If a radio station hears your podcast and is impressed, you may find that you have an instant window into your dream job.

Check out the online job sites for openings in radio station jobs. Radio jobs are often posted there because there is a much larger amount of applicants looking there for open positions. Be sure to check these sites regularly so you can get your resume into the running as soon as the position becomes available.

You may even want to take on an internship program at the radio station. Many of the radio stations will offer internships that will require a person to run the errands that are needed, help with the production of the radio show and make arrangements for interviews with guests of the radio station. Many of the internships lead to full time radio jobs once the intern finishes their education.

An easy and very fun way to get your foot in the door for radio jobs is to begin networking with the radio personalities at the station that you would like to work for. Many radio stations will sponsor functions and the radio personalities are typically present for it. If you become one of the followers of the station who shows up and mingles with the radio personalities on a regular basis, when positions come open you may be considered for radio station jobs. All you need to do is show them your personality and your willingness to go the extra mile to be a part of their team and you may find that you are on the fast track to successful radio jobs.
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