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What is a radio station presenter/DJ radio presenter hosts and broadcasts music or talk shows on a variety of media. The job of a radio presenter is to host shows on radio or the internet which revolve mainly around music, conversation, interviews and stories. A radio presenter is the introductory voice of the broadcast and also keeps the show flowing in order to entertain an audience. The job activities can range from interviewing, introducing, reading news and sport, informing the listeners about the weather or creating and controlling conversation. Radio presenters work mainly in a studio, but the exact environment may vary. Some presenters work for national radio stations meaning large commercial studios, whereas presenters who work for local radio stations, university radios, hospital radios etc, usually work out of small basic recording studios. Radio studios are small rooms filled with sound recording technology and equipment and are usually run by a sound team who will work alongside the presenter. Hours vary depending on the airing of a radio presenter’s show. ‘Airtime slots’ are typically around 2 hours but this can be anywhere on a 24 hour schedule depending on the popularity, genre of show, and the type of radio broadcast.

 

Responsibilities of a Radio presenter/DJ Radio presenters are responsible for being the ‘voice’ of a radio station. This gives them a variety of responsibilities relating to engaging their audience and representing the station in a respectable light.

 

These include: Researching features that will come up during the radio showPlanning the general direction of the show. This may include writing and scripting in preparation, Rehearsing, Meeting guests for the radio programme beforehand and discussing the outline of interviews, working with a sound technology team and assisting them in sound checkIntroducing music, guests and other features throughout the showEnsuring the smooth running of the radio programmeConducting interviews with guests in person (either live or recorded beforehand) or on the telephone selecting a playlist suitable for the audience and time of the dayReading news, weather, sport, traffic or other reports reading from a script or autocue, or improvising Skills of a Presenter/DJ Radio presenters have to have skills which enable them to engage a varied audience and create an original show each time they host.

This means they have to have an extremely creative and outgoing skills set, including:Possessing excellent oral communication and presentation skillsHaving the capacity to work to a rigid schedule and manage their time effectively being able to work efficiently within a team.  Being able to make decisions under pressure and to improvise to a high standard if necessary, being up to date with current affairs and possessing research skills which can ensure accuracy of the information they are discussing on radio.  Having a bubbly and outgoing personality which people are drawn toHolding a strong work ethos and being prepared to work hard to succeed.  Being articulateHaving the ability to create dynamic and original shows consistently having an easy-going sense of humour which appeals to the masses understanding media law and legislation and following it meticulously in their work

We need DJ's/presenters for the following genres:

Afro Beats

Jazz

Soul

Rock

Pop

R&B

Dance

Irish Folk

Salsa

Reggae

Country and Western

50's, 60's, 70's

Classical

Talk

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