Radio Jockey - Course Overview

Duration: 1.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 40,000 / Year

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About Radio Jockey

There are so many alternate career options other than mainstream jobs that pay you well and offer a very fun and exciting environment out of which one is Radio Jockey. It was in the year 1999 when people started experimenting and producing interactive shows on the radio other than the traditional ones.

A Radio Jockey is very different from past radio personalities in India, who were simply termed as announcers. They not only inform you but entertain you, interact with you, and some of them are not less than celebrities. Few of the RJs in the country are so popular with their shows being aired on radio for years. To be a Radio Jockey it is very necessary to have a charming, spontaneous and pleasing personality since its all about voice and words on air. 

Radio Jockey Eligiblity Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required for Diploma & Certificate Course in Radio Jockeying: 10+2
  • Minimum Qualification Required for Diploma & Post Graduate Diploma in Radio Programming & Broadcast Management: To be the graduate in any field with 60% aggregate in graduation. (criteria for some institutes)

Note: It is mandatory to present all original documents, certificates, and mark sheets at the time of admission.

 

Radio Jockey Admission Process:

Entrance Exam for Radio Jockey courses is conducted by Encompass Institute of Radio Management.

Some institutes also conduct their own screening test, voice test in the case of certificate courses.

  • IIMC Entrance Exam for PGD in Radio & TV Journalism
  • XIC Online Entrance Test
  • A.J.K. Mass Communication Entrance Test 

Popular Specializations of Radio Jockey

Career Options and Job Prospects

At the start of your career, aspirants can look for interning with All India Radio. They hold auditions every 3 months to train the candidates and also introduce them to audio/ radio technology. As a fresher, an RJs salary is up to Rs. 15,000 per month. Some radio station also pays the RJs according to the number of shows they do per week.