Radio Jockey, Career as Radio Jockey

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A Radio Jockey or RJ in short is one who is supposed to entertain callers in chat shows, obviously aired by Radio. A radio jockey must interact with audience (callers) either through telephone or by email and online chat. Ordinarily, radio jockeys select the music to be played both considering choices from audiences or by himself and also selects topics to discuss with the audience, and making the interaction fun for the callers as well.

The term Radio jockey comes from the word Disco Jockey who entertains people in discotheques. Radio jockeys can have varying payrolls and the payroll will be proportional to their skill in entertaining people and their experience. Amateur radio jockeys can work for a fixed salary and which will increase in experience. Although the advent of TV and Internet entertainment diminished radio listeners considerably, but the arrival of private channel FM radio rejuvenated the radio followers.

Basically, a radio jockey needs to have the following qualities:

  • They shouldn’t have inhibitions while interacting with the audience
  • They should have a unique style and shouldn’t act indifferent
  • They should have a good sense of humour and voice performance qualities
  • They shouldn’t be monotonous
  • They should be fluent
  • They should be confident and should be able to persevere
  • They should be aware of all the events taking place in their region
  • They should be aware of what’s going on around them in the society as well as    new and popular music, movies etc

Scope as Radio Jockey

Radio jockeys can have decent salary on contractual basis. They will also be able to make money and get famous with commercial advertisements. Experienced Radio jockeys with a big following would attract other FM stations, eventually giving the RJs better offers and bigger salary. If they really prove their talent and become famous, they can switch to being video jockeys or use their talent to be actors in movies.

Career Opportunities (Domestic)

FM stations branched all over India offer careers for talents who can prove to be a great radio jockey. Most popular FM stations in the country are:

  • Big F.M 92.7
  • Radio Mirchi 98.3
  • Radio Mango 91.9
  • Club FM 94.3
  • Red FM 93.5
  • 104 Fever FM

Career opportunities abroad

A radio jockey who can prove his worth with his linguistic skills and personality can achieve bigger heights in this area. A radio jockey who has a recognized and well applauded skill and talent, with good knowledge in a foreign language can easily get a place in Foreign FM stations. This can get them a better remuneration, not to mention earning a celebrity lifestyle.

Salary range

Radio Jockey novice can earn a salary between Rs 7,000/- and Rs 15,000/- per month. Greater the recognition, an RJ gets for his voice and personality; the greater will be the salary. Experienced RJs can earn between Rs 15,000/- to Rs 70,000/- or more per month. And this excludes the income from advertisements.

 
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91 Responses to “Radio Jockey, Career as Radio Jockey”

  1. 91
    Sudar:

    I want become a Rj and can u tell me how could I join?

  2. 90
    Souvik Das:

    Mujhe RJ Banna hai. aur mein koi cource v nehi kiya. kya mein bina cource k ek RJ ban sakta hu.?????? mujhe bengali, hindi and english aata hai. aur mein ghar par har time RJ ki tarah baat krke practice karta rahta hu…….. i am doing my b.com and Chartared accountant cource

  3. 89
    Ranga Swathi:

    I’m swathi completed my B.tech n am very much interested to work as an rj…dat is my dream….n am very passionate towards my dream as rj in tirupati especilay….so plz let me knw how to join…awaiting ua rply….

  4. 88
    adithya:

    i am doing engineering and i want to become an RJ plz sir/mam show me the path to become . i want to know the institute ,fee structure n etc i knw fluent english ,kannada, partially hindi ang giv me the suggestions plz

  5. 87
    amit bavaliya:

    hi my name is amit &
    my qustion is how to apply RJ Job

  6. 86
    aakash:

    i want to become radio jockey wat i hve to do. nd wat iz neccesary condition to become radio jockey

  7. 85
    Preethi:

    I want to know the procedures for applying job in radio stations.

  8. 84
    Shubham:

    I read necessities for being an rj , nd find myself fit for it , i luv both playing nd listing songs , am doing mech. Engi. From Bhopal … How to know about VACANCIES and how and where to APPLY .PLZ HELP

  9. 83
    Divyasuneesh:

    hai,i like to become an RJ its my dream,i am married and have a small child so i like to work as a part time, i am doing my graduation as distance, i worked as a teacher before, CAN I????????? PLS HELP ME SIR/MAM

  10. 82
    juhi:

    i want to learn from radio jockeys and want to be an intern but i dont know what to do? whom should i approach?

  11. 81
    varunkumar:

    what we have to do to join in as radio jockey and what are the simple tip to get a radio jockey job

  12. 80
    Divyasuneesh:

    Am married and have a son,i like to work at an fm station as part time as an RJ,its my passion,can i?

  13. 79
    unknown:

    MY PASSION IS TO BE RADIO JOCKEY.BUT AS A PROFESSIONAL I WANT TO BE SOMETHING ELSE.CAN I DO RADIO JOCKEY AS A PART TIME JOB.IS IT POSSIBLE ?

  14. 78
    mohit:

    Hello. Sir I m 10+2 & I m indori buccha me ek rj banna chahta hu kya proses. H

  15. 77
    kiran:

    Hi m Kiran doing MCA bt eagerly wanna b a n RJ .plz tell me how can I fulfill my dream.i m talkative n have a good sense of humor..i know English ,Hindi..and some dialects…plz sir/mam help me..

  16. 76
    kalpana:

    i have just completed my graduation and have a lot of passion towards an rj position. plz give me some suggestions to become a very good rj in hyderabad. . just guide me plz

  17. 75
    priji rajan:

    what are the phases that 1 have to complete before becoming RJ if they are really interested in it

  18. 74
    sk raziya begum:

    hai,
    this is raziya, i am interested in this job, i want to become RJ. so that how can apply to this job and what is the procedure.

  19. 73
    Tarachand soni:

    How to apply for rj job. Is there any of exams to get this great job

  20. 72
    merlin:

    Heyyy
    I am jus 10+2… pursuing grad bt wanna b a RJ I am from Hyderabad I love being RJ plzzzz tel me hw to apply I have good voice n sweet … knows malayalam English Telugu and Hindi…… I love talking …. plzzz tel me he to apply …

  21. 71
    nisha:

    Hello sir and mam i am nisha i have completed my graduation then i want to be a rj so main delhi me kaha se rj ka course karu jo best ho plz ans me

  22. 70
    Debottom Das:

    Hi Debottom Das, I’m undergoing BCA course. I’m also an event anchor and I have worked in a
    Ground TV channel in kolkata name MON Tv, I also take classes of anchoring in an institute. My hobbies are music listenning , watching films, and I have performed as a stand up comedian in book fair show
    and I’m looking for a good radio jockey job. If there is an information related radio jockey job plz inform me in details.

  23. 69
    DR PALAK SONI:

    HELLO I M DR PALAK SONI AND I WANT TO BE RJ …… SO WHAT ARE THE PROTOCOL FOR BEING A RJ PLEASE ADVICE ME…

  24. 68
    Raj:

    radio mera junun h mujhe iski bhokh h

  25. 67
    Akaram Ali:

    Hellloww my respectable..
    Its Akram Ali a student of B.Tech. 3rd year…from kota(rajsthan)… So for my graduation is going on… .lekin puri ki puri dilchaspi to rj me lgti h…. Beherhaal mera sawal ye h ki mai rj kese bn skta hu …bada hi romanchak ehsas milta h dil ko jab rj(radio jockey) ki baat aati h… Please hame ye bhi btaye ki elgibility kya hai rj k liye…..

  26. 66
    Bhumika pareta:

    Hello sir,
    my name is bhumika pareta.I have done Diploma in Radio jockey.I have 3 year exp in AIR.but now I want to be in private Fm channels.when I first need to Intership.so please suggest me early.

  27. 65
    ajay prajapati:

    plz let me know…how i can apply for rj

  28. 64
    neha sharma:

    Namshkar i m neha sharma. I love to talk like rj. And want to be a rj. How i can be a RJ . Is there any exam of enterance . How could i show my voice or way of taking to u due to which i can be an Rj.
    I realy want to entertain people and want to talk on radio..so plzzzz give me the correct direction.
    Jai hind jai bharat.

  29. 63
    dimple:

    plz let me know…how i can apply for rj

  30. 62
    Sunny:

    Hii.. I’m sunny Anjana from alwar[raj]. Plz Mje ek muka dijiye m v kuch yani rj bnna chahta hu. Plz….plz ek muka de do.

  31. 61
    SOURAV:

    Hi !
    I’m sourav,
    I’ve passed hs exam in 1st division by science stream,
    I also know hindi and bengali.
    and I want to select the job of radio jockey in my life.
    So please tell me how can i apply for it,
    my phone number is
    +918017890961

  32. 60
    yogita amdare:

    i am 2nd year student in bba. i am interested in rj how can i apply for rj. there have any entarance exam plz suggest me.

  33. 59
    BITHIKA BASU:

    HI I AM BITHIKA ,I WANT A JOB OF RADIO JOCKEY.ILEARN IN JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION HONS.I KNOW MUSIC,COMPUTER(DTP).PLEASE TELL ME HOW I GET OPPORTUNITIES?PLEASE SHARE DETAILS TO BE JOIN .

  34. 58
    baskar:

    hi.. I am baskar from udumalpet.. I will complete diploma in ece,i’ll interest in join to be radio jocky..so pls share details to be join to radio station plz..

  35. 57
    hardeep:

    hello all… i m complete my +2. n want to be a RJ… i hav gud command over english & punjabi .. n good voice quality… plss tell me d exact crriteria.. which i need to follow…

  36. 56
    Shushant sharma:

    Hello sir/mam im shushant from delhi I have done my I.sc and i want to make a career in Rj .i have good command in speaking and i love songs too much. So please sugesst me what i do for it.

  37. 55
    saravanan:

    i am doing my mechanical engineering second year and i needed a part time job as a radio jockey
    it is possibile

  38. 54
    ajita:

    Date of entfss axam for redio jokey

  39. 53
    Sugandha Bhatnagar:

    Respected sir/ma’am,
    I am Sugandha Bhatnagar and I am a radio presenter n have done few shows at All India radio, I am a music lover and have good command on language,,, n I want to choose Radio Jockeying as my career.kindly inform me about the internship or job opportunity in ur radio station.
    Thanking you.

  40. 52
    SHRAYAN:

    I AM LOOKING FOR A JOB OF RJ IN KOLKATA FOR SUNDAY WHICH I CAN DO BESIDES DOING GRADUATION .PL GIVE ME INFO FOR IT

  41. 51
    Rajni:

    Hello Sir/Mam, I am rajni from delhi i have done my M.sc and i want to make my carrier in a radio jockey, Lots of time i participate in my college function as a anchor and i am very optimist and good knowledge of anchoring, I hope if any work for me as a radio jockey pls suggest me.

  42. 50
    Shiva:

    Seeking for a part time job .to get experience .with or without salary

  43. 49
    kiranmayi:

    i want to become an RJ as my voice hear to be good.,

  44. 48
    gautami deshmukh:

    hello..
    I m gautami
    I m 10+2 student
    nw doin bba
    bcm rj its my 1 of d dream
    But i need way fo fulfill it
    pls help me for it
    n suggest some ..part time course n fee structure in pune

  45. 47
    yogendra:

    hi………..i am computer engineer……..ntell me the rj hunts in mumbai…….

  46. 46
    shivali:

    hulo all…
    i m +2 student.
    n want to be a RJ…
    i hav gud command over english..
    n superior voice quality…
    plss tell me d exact crriteria.. which i need to follow…

  47. 45
    jeet:

    how to apply for RJ OR how to give interview for RJ

  48. 44
    arpita jain:

    i am arpita jain on indore , mai filhal pgdca kr rhi hu n mai isk baad radio jockey banna chahti hu mujhe music mai bhut bhut intrest hai………….. n mai singing b krti hu ..pr mujhe rj ki fully information abi tk nhi mil payi h so plz give me a information

  49. 43
    bhavya k p:

    I am a B.Sc graduate,now i am doing my M.Sc in physics.I want to become a RJ, Please tell me is it possible to become RJ now?

  50. 42
    Surbhi Rathore:

    Hii i m Surbhi Rathore me abi 9th me hu kaafi kam age hai lekin meri rj banne ki bht badi umang hai ye course kesa hota hai kitne time ka hota h muje iska koi idea nhi me iski puri puri information chahti hu ye mera or meri life ka bht bada sapna hai me dil se ek bht badi rj banna chahti hu plz help me plz…

  51. 41
    gowri:

    i join rj what procedure and how i am approach?

  52. 40
    krita:

    i am a graduate . i had mass communication as my subject.i want to become a good radio jockey. kindly show me the right path

  53. 39
    VINIT RAI SRIVASTAVA:

    dear Sir/Madam,
    I am vinit rai from hyderabad, finished my aircraft maintenance engineering from rajiv gandhi aviation academy and i am very much interested to know the dates of Rjs Interview and venues in hyderabad, as my friends always ask me to go and join RJs job as i am much talkitive among all my friends,

    I hope u will defenately help me regarding this,

    Looking into this in a positive manner,
    Thanks & Regards:
    Vinit rai srivastava,
    ph:+91 9491034548

  54. 38
    parvesh kumari:

    Hiiiii
    This is parvesh
    can I do part time radio jockey course and also plz suggest this field scope, age limit, rules and fee structure.
    Thank u

  55. 37
    PAVITHRAbaskar:

    what is the important studies for rj? and what is the qualification required to be an rj?

  56. 36
    vinay:

    Are there opening in 92.7 right now if yes can you tell us the procedure to apply

  57. 35
    Ramya:

    I would want to become RJ. plz share me more details how to apply for the same and where to attend the interview.

    Regards
    Ramya

  58. 34
    pragya:

    hii i am pragya i want become rj. plz suggest me wht sould i do.
    i am from bhopal

  59. 33
    Vidhu:

    Hi Iam vidhu
    can I do radio jockey course please suggest this field scope, rules and fees.can I do part timer course in radio jockey.And i have one more clarification with out studying rj course is there any opportunitues to join as rj for partime?

  60. 32
    kavita:

    hi this is kavita..from kolkata..now i m in class 12 sci.. i wnt 2 be an rj.its lyk my dream.. i jst want 2 knw were is best institu for rj..and were i have 2 go for..giving me test for rj…!!!???

  61. 31
    ritu gupta:

    Im 33 years old… graduate and a fashion designer.
    What r the courses offered to become a RJ and what is the fee structure and would be great if there r part time courses available so i can manage with my job in Delhi.
    Thanks
    Ritu

  62. 30
    Rakhi mourya:

    Hello

    I am rakhi can you suggest best institute of radio jockey course in indore.

    I have complete post graduation M-com

    can I do radio jockey course please suggest this field scope, rules and fees.

    can I do part timer course in radio jockey

  63. 29
    refathysenthilkumar:

    how do i make radio jokey my career? is there any degree
    or course for it ?? do they have age limits?

  64. 28
    Vinay vij:

    I m in 12th now,bt frm chldhood,i m lsng fm nd want to bcme Rj. .m freshr,nt exprncd,bt did anchoring in school many tyms,if sme one wl gve chance or wl traind me,thn i wl rock. .bt who wl?in chattsgarh?

  65. 27
    shivanshu:

    am 15 years and want to become radio jocky in bhopal shivanshu

  66. 26
    Ravichandra:

    Hi
    i`m doing diploma in radio programing and managing. What are the scopes in radio industries after completing this course.

  67. 25
    Amit chakraborty:

    I’m doing math.hons. under B.U. can i join as a rj in radio mirchi? what another post is there for me?

  68. 24
    ujjwala:

    is there any exam to be conducted for radio jockies’s in u.p.???
    if yes then plz send me the date with appropriate informatoion……plzzzz i need it!!!!!!

  69. 23
    Neha tewani:

    Hey i m neha i want 2 b a radio jockey plz tel me about the basic information and extrance exams and admision procedure of radio jokey plz.its my dream

  70. 22
    Ruchi mishra:

    I m graduate with b.sc(n.m).bt now i want 2 be a radio jocky.as i m graduate in science stream,can i be a rj?further what should i do 2 be a rj? Plz tell me..

  71. 21
    zainab:

    how do i make radio jokey my career? is there any degree or course for it ?? do they have age limits?

  72. 20
    priyanka sharma:

    hii ,i am priyanka m pursuing my grad n its going to b completd soon ..i m very mch interested in rj bcoz i hv d speaking talent ..so kindly tell me the admission procedure fr rj n its entrance xams n dates..

  73. 19
    Chandrakant verma:

    I want to become radio jockey so i want to join a institute in bhopal,can u please suggest me any institute in bhopal plz ?

  74. 18
    shivanirawat:

    hello m shivani ..im in bcom 1st year plz tell me abt d entrance xams of radio jocky …..n plz snd me d dates ….n abt d admission procedure.

  75. 17
    Annapoorna:

    hiiiiiiiii,
    am annapoorna am from davanagere(karnataka)….i wanna be rj. so can u help me by giving some basic information…

  76. 16
    Rita:

    i make my carraier in the field my of radio as a radio jocky and what is the future in it as have done M.Phil in Jmc. Please let me know what to do and how i got that opportunity.

    Regards,

  77. 15
    Anupam Sinha:

    I wanna know that which basic qualification and college is good for a Radio Jockey Career and fee structure and placement record too.Thank You

  78. 14
    Krishanu ghosh:

    Please tell me basic qualifecation to make a r.j.

  79. 13
    jyoti maurya:

    hello
    i’m jyoti n i’m persuing b.com. dis is my final year. so plz tell me abt. its colleges n adm.procedure ?

  80. 12
    Dipankar:

    Hi, my name is Dipankar & I wanna be an RJ. Can u help me by giving me the basic information & job alerts on Radio Jockey post?

  81. 11
    Aanchal chikara:

    hiiii, m Aanchal chikara from delhi and i m doin b.sc from maths ………………………m keenly intrested to become radio jockey .can u plz give me the basic information regarding this?

  82. 10
    Swati:

    Hi. I m swati nd maine abhi 12th ke exam diye h. Mera shuru se r.j bnne ka sapna h.., ap pls mjhe iske bare me information de dijiye like fees, entrance exam nd iske institute kahan par h.

  83. 9
    sindhusharma:

    Hiiiiii i’m sindhusharma…..i’m very much interested in becoming radio jakey…..now i’m doing my first year BCA……..please tell me about rj exam and place where exam will be conducted……

  84. 8
    rajni:

    Hiii..
    I m rajni triathi and i m a news reader in a reputed t.v chhanel right nw bt i want 2 make my future shine in radio channels. i hve completed 3months certificate cource in radio jockeys bt bahut try kiya magar rj ban nhi payi. Pls suggest me what steps i should fallow???

  85. 7
    nidhi:

    i want to be radio jockey please tell me accurate information about AIR mumbai.09699222708

  86. 6
    suruchi:

    i want to know from which institute i can get radio jockey traning in chandigarh

  87. 5
    parul dagar:

    where i need to apply to be a radio jockey as i have not done any course into it and i m fresher but i am very much interested in this profession

  88. 4
    priyanka khobragade:

    if i waan b a rj what steps i should i follow? i waan information about that

  89. 3
    Gurjeet kuar:

    From where i get form for Radio Jockey nd from wich insitituted

  90. 2
    Rakesh Pathak:

    how would i make my carraier in the field my of radio.and what is the future in it.

  91. 1
    sanjay kumar verma:

    How to apply is not showing !!!!!!!!