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About Career as a Radio Jockey/ RJ

Radio Jockey(RJ) is specially someone who plays music on radio of his own and audiences’ choice simultaneously interacting with people, delivering relevant local, national & international news and information in his very own style. As a backstage performer a RJ has to visualize the words comes out of his throat. A RJ career require enthusiasm, rationality , creativity of mind , good sense of humor, excellent communication skills & ownership of a live appealing voice. Radio jockeying, though a non-conventional career, is fast catching up with other traditional jobs. With the advent of FM channels, Radio Jockeying has become a popular career option for many youngsters.

Career Prospects of Career as a Radio Jockey/ RJ

The domain which was previously dominated by the state owned AIR is seeing huge investment by private concerns. This factor has led to an increase in job opportunities for radio jockeys. The job of a Radio Jockey is of diversifying nature depending on the subject matter of the programme. Radio Jockeys can find work in organizations like AIR (All India Radio) and other independent radio stations. AIR (All India Radio) holds auditions for RJs every 3 months in their radio stations in various cities especially in metros. Because of their voice standard, RJ can do voice-overs for television and radio advertisements. They can also lend their voices to audio magazines and documentaries. RJs also can anchor or compeer TV shows or live shows or events.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Radio Jockey/ RJ

Formal educational qualifications do not hold much value in radio jockeying because it is a talent based field. Though graduation is considered to be the benchmark, students who have passed 10+2 are also hired by private channels. Usually people under 35 years are preferred for this profession. The personal qualities that are required to become a successful RJ are good command over language, extremely good communicative powers, proper voice modulation, good sense of sound and music, good sense of humor and good diction. Staying updated is very important for a radio jockey. An RJ needs to keep track of the happenings in and around the city.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Radio Jockey/ RJ

  • hi ,, i m interested in RJ,, please hekp wen there is an audition,, Posted By : Shihab P, on 11-06-2012 21:13:23 Report Abuse

  • hello,I am very interested to join rj job. Currently work with in All India Radio Jaipur, as a Compeer (host).so piz inform me about FM RJ audition. Posted By : bhumika , on 06-06-2012 16:02:44 Report Abuse

  • Hai..its me nandhini.. Sir i finished my ug tis year At fatima cg.. I wanna become rj.. My friends and my relatives comment abt me always am a talkative girl.. So i want use my talkative type to a good n successive way.. And i love to work rj..plsssss send me how to apply the job and how am i improve myself to becme a good rj.. Plzzzzzzz help me.. Posted By : Nandhu, on 27-05-2012 21:29:25 Report Abuse

  • I WANNA THIS JOB I LIKE MUSIC Posted By : HARINDER, on 07-05-2012 19:12:40 Report Abuse

  • i want to be rj . pls help me...give me an oppurtunity...pls. Posted By : ipshita das, on 05-05-2012 09:49:03 Report Abuse

  • Hmm. .hie. .firSt of al,thankq so much,4 readg cmnt. .and abt me. . Myslf vinay. .nd i like to bcme Rj n anchor. . . Plz plz gve me chance.or telme. .hw to start or cntct? ?m quite xtd. . . Posted By : Vinay vij, on 27-04-2012 00:16:30 Report Abuse

  • I m 12 pass.how can i become radio jockey. U know i really like this field.please how shall i do it for joing it. Posted By : Aahna mahajan, on 12-04-2012 14:00:21 Report Abuse

  • please tell me the way to join in radio fm as rj presently working in lic Posted By : k m narasimham, on 08-04-2012 11:38:50 Report Abuse

  • please tell me the way to join in radio fm as rj presently working in lic Posted By : k m narasimham, on 08-04-2012 11:38:07 Report Abuse

  • i have intrested 2 being radio jocky in gujarat plzz tell me whnevr its auditions will come?? pls guidence me Posted By : tirth shah, on 13-03-2012 23:51:59 Report Abuse

  • I AM 12TH PASS HOW CAN I BECOME RADIO JOCKEY Posted By : AJAY YADAV, on 11-03-2012 08:55:00 Report Abuse

  • heyyyyy,,,,m an engg. student bt my heart says dat its nt my aim ,,,it says dat i cn be a best rj ,,nd first tym i want to listen my heart,,,,atleast 1 tym !!its my dream!cn u plzzzz tell me the famous institute or univercity of training for rj in vadodara????? Posted By : kajal, on 02-03-2012 02:46:45 Report Abuse

  • i m vry much interested in radio ....n i can mimic well alos plzz tel me the intern in any delhi radio station make it fast...plzzzz Posted By : Nabbu Bisht, on 11-02-2012 20:42:00 Report Abuse

  • plz tel me the best institute for RJ courses in vijayawada Posted By : joy, on 26-01-2012 14:45:29 Report Abuse

  • hello I am very interesting to join rj jobs can u please inform me when any audition for radio jockey in jaipur i want job in Rj plzzzzz Posted By : kumkum pareek, on 18-01-2012 11:01:57 Report Abuse

  • sir/madam, -i want to make my career in this field plss guide me how to start for to come in this field....thanks..pls send jobs details to my mail.. Posted By : swetha, on 14-01-2012 00:23:27 Report Abuse

  • wanna be a radio jockey....... my aim is to become a rj and em searching an oppurtunity ...... plz consider Posted By : rajakumari, on 06-01-2012 15:17:01 Report Abuse

  • wanna be a radio jockey....... my aim is to become a rj and em searching an oppurtunity ...... plz consider Posted By : rajakumari, on 06-01-2012 15:15:56 Report Abuse

  • I AM VERY INTERSTED IN RJ JOB AND I WILL DO MY BEST Posted By : AJAY SHARMA, on 05-01-2012 16:15:16 Report Abuse

  • I AM VERY INTERSTED IN RJ JOB AND I WILL DO MY BEST Posted By : AJAY SHARMA, on 05-01-2012 16:14:35 Report Abuse

  • I WANT JOB IN RJ Posted By : AJAY SHMAAR, on 05-01-2012 16:08:23 Report Abuse

  • I WANT JOB IN RJ Posted By : AJAY SHMAAR, on 05-01-2012 16:07:49 Report Abuse

  • i want t build up my career only as an rj , can u plz help me out with this . is it necessary to do any specific course for that . just mad about rj as i luve to interact with people . wait for your revert as soon as possible . Posted By : Divya, on 30-12-2011 23:42:24 Report Abuse

  • I want to become Rj,.... Bt how i dont know that. Posted By : Krunal Luhar, on 26-12-2011 17:36:18 Report Abuse

  • i am 12th passed student i want to make my career in this field i want to know that what are getting offerd and how much time have to take in years to complete the course is there are any college/institute in jhansi Posted By : kanchan, on 20-12-2011 02:58:12 Report Abuse

  • I VERY INTRESTED IN THIS FIELD NOW I STUDY IN 12SCI NOW MY EXAM ALSO COME BUT THAN I WHAT DOING TO JOINT THIS FIELD Posted By : DIPAK, on 06-12-2011 19:01:58 Report Abuse

  • sir/madam, -i want to make my career in this field plss guide me how to start for to come in this field....thanks.. Posted By : Varun Kalsi, on 03-12-2011 07:35:28 Report Abuse

  • hiiii.this is rig jain.i m a dance teacher.i always wanted to be a part of an communication media.i m such a passion it about about dance n radio jockey.i make a so many different voice.i m very confident guy.i know my english is not so good but not even bad.i want u to sent me all informations abouts auditions n job.plzzzzzzzzzzzzz.i ll wait for ur rpllll Posted By : rig jain, on 10-11-2011 09:13:28 Report Abuse

  • i am very much intrested for involve my self in music related jobs..... Posted By : ARPAN KAR, on 08-10-2011 13:13:23 Report Abuse

  • Hi, this is rajeshraaz chaudhary. I come from muzaffarpur in bihar. Plz you give me a chance in rj Posted By : Rajeshraaz chaudhary, on 07-10-2011 15:33:22 Report Abuse

  • i wanna a know radio jockey and modeling thank yoy Posted By : sujay sarkar, on 28-09-2011 12:03:48 Report Abuse

  • I love musik....&....logo ko khuch karna chahe wah koi bhi tarika ho,,,hello rj plz reply Posted By : Amit sindhiya, on 26-09-2011 23:25:06 Report Abuse

  • Hi..!! Thr,tis is javed u cn cl me..,wt evr u wnt..bcoz it mst be frndz ri8 by which name they wnt 2 cl thr frnd..rt n Abt mah slf,m persuing mah final year(3rd) b.com,n hving 3 yrs experience in marketing field as an FA(financial advisor) in an insurance company..tht's it,n m i capable of being RJ or nt tht we ll cm 2 knw @ the tim of mah interview nly...wid luv your's RJ javed ;) Posted By : JAVED AHMED, on 21-09-2011 19:37:19 Report Abuse

  • Hi..!! Thr,tis is javed u cn cl me..,wt evr u wnt..bcoz it mst be frndz ri8 by which name they wnt 2 cl thr frnd..rt n Abt mah slf,m persuing mah final year(3rd) b.com,n hving 3 yrs experience in marketing field as an FA(financial advisor) in an insurance company..tht's it,n m i capable of being RJ or nt tht we ll cm 2 knw @ the tim of mah interview nly...wid luv your's RJ javed ;) Posted By : JAVED AHMED, on 21-09-2011 19:34:32 Report Abuse

  • Hi..!! Thr,tis is javed u cn cl me..,wt evr u wnt..bcoz it mst be frndz ri8 by which name they wnt 2 cl thr frnd..rt n Abt mah slf,m persuing mah final year(3rd) b.com,n hving 3 yrs experience in marketing field as an FA(financial advisor) in an insurance company..tht's it,n m i capable of being RJ or nt tht we ll cm 2 knw @ the tim of mah interview nly...wid luv your's RJ javed ;) Posted By : JAVED AHMED, on 21-09-2011 19:32:18 Report Abuse

  • Hi..!! Thr,tis is javed u cn cl me..,wt evr u wnt..bcoz it mst be frndz ri8 by which name they wnt 2 cl thr frnd..rt n Abt mah slf,m persuing mah final year(3rd) b.com,n hving 3 yrs experience in marketing field as an FA(financial advisor) in an insurance company..tht's it,n m i capable of being RJ or nt tht we ll cm 2 knw @ the tim of mah interview nly...wid luv your's RJ javed ;) Posted By : JAVED AHMED, on 21-09-2011 19:31:59 Report Abuse

  • my friends and other people says that i am good in communicating with others and i have good command in hindi and english,that's why i want to be RJ.PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT THE INSTITUTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RJ IN KANPUR Posted By : Shreya saini, on 16-09-2011 11:33:35 Report Abuse

  • my friends and other people says that i am good in communicating with others and i have good command in hindi and english,that's why i want to be RJ.PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT THE INSTITUTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RJ IN KANPUR Posted By : Shreya saini, on 16-09-2011 11:31:35 Report Abuse

  • i want to become an rj coz i m able to do this i hav a gud cummunication skills nd hav a gr88888888888 sense of humour nd i m also able to do mimicry of many actors Posted By : aarav rajput, on 06-09-2011 12:55:24 Report Abuse

  • i want to become an rj coz i m able to do this i hav a gud cummunication skills nd hav a gr88888888888 sense of humour nd i m also able to do mimicry of many actors Posted By : aarav rajput, on 06-09-2011 12:48:58 Report Abuse

  • Kya radio jocky ka career 35 age cross karne ke baad bhi succesful aage bad skta hai Posted By : Arpita mathur, on 01-09-2011 19:41:10 Report Abuse

  • am just graduate now, am doing a part time job a small radio station in kolkata. so can i audition it? Posted By : rimujash, on 28-08-2011 20:22:42 Report Abuse

  • i want to know all information about coming radio auditions. Posted By : suparna, on 17-08-2011 20:39:14 Report Abuse

  • kindly inform me the upcoming audition dates for radio jocky in any of the channel.thnking you Posted By : ankita, on 09-08-2011 11:39:45 Report Abuse

  • hello i want to make my career as a radio jockey so can u tell me any institute in haryana ...??? Posted By : Meghna , on 05-08-2011 13:28:35 Report Abuse

  • Only an R J....... Posted By : vishvajit khade, on 23-07-2011 19:46:32 Report Abuse

  • i wanna join r j course please mail me Posted By : prashant, on 19-07-2011 14:19:10 Report Abuse

  • I just wanted ti know that where in kolkata a vocational rj training is given?and when do the auditions take place?can i just get a details about it? Posted By : ANKITA DUTTA, on 30-06-2011 10:15:17 Report Abuse

  • i am a student of BBS 1st year in mgmt.i wana be an rj n want to start my career in this feild.but i don know where to start from n wht should i do now????only training is needed or should i do bachelors in media field???? Posted By : aarati bhusal, on 25-06-2011 18:17:20 Report Abuse

  • ******* need a radio jocky********* Posted By : ramana murthy thungana, on 24-06-2011 08:53:11 Report Abuse

  • i m a graduate nd luking 4 a creative job i luv listening music nd cant live without it.i luv singing nd i think i can be a gud rj. plz tell me the best rj institute available in Delhi.. Posted By : purnima, on 21-06-2011 13:06:28 Report Abuse

  • i want to be radio jockey Posted By : karan kumar, on 17-06-2011 16:58:12 Report Abuse

  • hello sir/madam my name is jaspreet kaur.i want to be a rj.i love music and punjabi langu..... main rj ban k punjabi langu..... ko har ghar tak le k jana chahti hu. thats why i join this career.plz jab b punjab main koyi b rj ki post ho to mujhe infom kar dena.i m 17 year oil girl. Posted By : jaspreet kaur, on 08-06-2011 17:21:21 Report Abuse

  • i will not treat RJ as a job......its my hobby my dream............so i am confident i can do my best in this field Posted By : meenu, on 02-06-2011 09:44:04 Report Abuse

  • pls tell me about rj course wt are its conditions and tell the best institutes Posted By : meenu, on 02-06-2011 09:41:05 Report Abuse

  • i wann join rj joeky job in FM Posted By : meenakshi, on 23-05-2011 15:36:08 Report Abuse

  • i wann join rj joeky job in FM Posted By : meenakshi, on 23-05-2011 15:34:46 Report Abuse

  • please tell me best institute in rj course. and also fee and admission prosses thank you.............. Posted By : jyoti, on 20-05-2011 15:50:17 Report Abuse

  • i want to be a famous radio jockey............... Posted By : jyoti, on 20-05-2011 15:46:55 Report Abuse

  • pls tell me best institute in rj course. and also fee and admission prosses thank you. Posted By : ravi choudhary, on 18-05-2011 20:19:57 Report Abuse

  • I want 2 know more about admission. Posted By : Ankit Verma, on 17-05-2011 16:54:49 Report Abuse

  • being an adult and now after appearing in final year b.com regular, i tried to intiate myself in several jobs but got failed, not because of that i am not having skills. My interest are stroy writing, listening music, watching movies. I want to become rj cause i know that i am creative i have that potential to do better than a normal rj can do. Thank you. Posted By : jassi, on 29-04-2011 00:29:39 Report Abuse

  • Tell me the best institute for Rj courses i banglore and audition for radio jockey by any fm channel ,,,,thank u . waiting for ur reply Posted By : jeena, on 28-04-2011 21:50:06 Report Abuse

  • I have done BA(Hon.) Mass Communication and I m very much interested in a career as RJ. I m bearing a creative mind and having good voice, communication skills, music sense, as the people say. I was hosting a TV program in DOORDARSHAN Dehradun, after sometime I found that I was not able to give my best as it was not according to my interest, while others were appreciating my wok, finally I left it.. Now I am at home and doing MA(English). I want to start my career as an RJand join All India Radio or some other radio station, but the problem is that I am not able to get the proper information regarding recruitment procedure and period of recruitment. Could you please help me out..??? Posted By : Pushpa Singh, on 26-04-2011 00:43:52 Report Abuse

  • i m very much intrested to do job in fm channel . pls consider me. at present i m working in C.A.'s office as a accoutant . give me one chance to prove my self thankyou shilpa shrivastava Posted By : shilpa shrivastava, on 18-04-2011 17:22:43 Report Abuse

  • i would like to know about vacancies for RJ in kerala............... Posted By : safeeda( kukku), on 28-03-2011 18:32:55 Report Abuse

  • i would like to know about vacancies for RJ in kerala............... Posted By : safeeda( kukku), on 28-03-2011 18:32:51 Report Abuse

  • I have very nice voice and have a good ability to communicate & good speaking. I want to be a RJ & i deserve it. Can you tell me about auditions for this job? Posted By : Neha, on 05-03-2011 20:36:29 Report Abuse

  • Mujhe bana do Redio Jokey kabtak yun kheloongin hokey Please mujhe ek chance de do apne chainal men ab le lo Kab tak bhatkaoge mujhko thokar khilwaoge mujhko Mai bahot hi achha kam Karungi India me apna nam karungi. ap ke chainal ki bhi dekho ek hi din men shan banungi. Please give a chance page langue=c# Posted By : Kusum Pandey, on 04-03-2011 06:05:04 Report Abuse

  • Mujhe bana do Redio Jokey kabtak yun kheloongin hokey Please mujhe ek chance de do apne chainal men ab le lo Kab tak bhatkaoge mujhko thokar khilwaoge mujhko Mai bahot hi achha kam Karungi India me apna nam karungi. ap ke chainal ki bhi dekho ek hi din men shan banungi. Please give a chance Posted By : Kusum Pandey, on 04-03-2011 06:04:03 Report Abuse

  • Mujhe bana do Redio Jokey kabtak yun kheloongin hokey Please mujhe ek chance de do apne chainal men ab le lo Kab tak bhatkaoge mujhko thokar khilwaoge mujhko Mai bahot hi achha kam Karungi India me apna nam karungi. ap ke chainal ki bhi dekho ek hi din men shan banungi. Please give a chance Posted By : Kusum Pandey, on 04-03-2011 06:02:59 Report Abuse

  • Mujhe bana do Redio Jokey kabtak yun kheloongin hokey Please mujhe ek chance de do apne chainal men ab le lo Kab tak bhatkaoge mujhko thokar khilwaoge mujhko Mai bahot hi achha kam Karungi India me apna nam karungi. ap ke chainal ki bhi dekho ek hi din men shan banungi. Please give a chance Posted By : Kusum Pandey, on 04-03-2011 06:02:04 Report Abuse

  • Mujhe bana do Redio Jokey kabtak yun kheloongin hokey Please mujhe ek chance de do apne chainal men ab le lo Kab tak bhatkaoge mujhko thokar khilwaoge mujhko Mai bahot hi achha kam Karungi India me apna nam karungi. ap ke chainal ki bhi dekho ek hi din men shan banungi. Please give a chance Posted By : Kusum Pandey, on 04-03-2011 06:01:18 Report Abuse

  • I am very interesting to join rj jobs. could you please provide me information about this on my email. Posted By : priti khichi, on 01-03-2011 12:59:52 Report Abuse

  • pliz let me know if there is any vacancies for rj in itanagar Posted By : tseringdroma, on 23-02-2011 01:39:10 Report Abuse

  • Would like to be a RJ & that's it... Posted By : Karthik, on 01-02-2011 04:16:41 Report Abuse

  • Would like to be a RJ & that's it... Posted By : Karthik, on 01-02-2011 04:16:29 Report Abuse

  • can you inform me about any audition for radio jockey and any music event happening in delhi/ncr Posted By : RAJAN, on 06-12-2010 06:22:16 Report Abuse

  • Tell me the best institute for Rj Course in delhi/NCR Posted By : surbhi sharma, on 30-10-2010 03:32:15 Report Abuse

  • i want a job on fm. Posted By : neeraj, on 25-10-2010 03:48:16 Report Abuse

  • i want to persue in RJ job............bt rite nw i'm doing my 12th clss.can u plz tell me the structure -wise about RJ courses...............plz do rply Posted By : priyal, on 05-10-2010 07:59:28 Report Abuse

  • i realy like music a lot collection of maximum of tracks is ma passion now im jus planing 2 go 4 rj bcoz i think this is the best place 4 me where i cn prove myself. Posted By : NITIN VASHIST, on 20-09-2010 04:20:32 Report Abuse

  • Can you please provide information about the vacancies for rj's in different stations and send it to the above email. Posted By : nikhil kapoor, on 15-08-2010 01:08:27 Report Abuse

  • i wanna know abt whole information of radio jockey Posted By : Dishu, on 06-06-2010 10:31:40 Report Abuse

  • can u please inform me when any audition for radio jockey by any fm channel would be organised pls inform me coz this is my passion and i have to do this this is the challange for me by me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.thanks alot. Posted By : Richa Agnihotri, on 05-06-2010 09:24:30 Report Abuse

  • Tell me the best institute for Rj Course in delhi/NCR Posted By : Swati Bhatia, on 27-05-2010 03:59:24 Report Abuse

  • i am very much intrested for involve my self in music related jobs, i love like MUSIC MUSIC..... Posted By : PEER BASHA, on 03-05-2010 03:06:26 Report Abuse

  • This career option is getting more and more lucrative as the radio medium is gaining popularity. candidates who have innovative and creative ideas can take the shows and create dedicated listeners are really being hunted for by leading radio channels. Posted By : Prerna Ahuja, on 05-10-2009 18:11:31 Report Abuse

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