Friday, July 29, 2022

Career Choice: Radio Jockey, Radio Jockey Training Institutes in Nepal

Radio Jockey (RJ) is a person who anchors music programmes on radio. He selects music to be played by interacting with audience, delivers relevant local, national & international news and information in his very own style. The main task of radio jockey is to entertain & engage audience in such a way that they feel as events are going in front of them. A successful career in this field requires spontaneity, rationality, creativity of mind, good sense of humor, excellent communication skills & ownership of a live appealing voice.

This is a profession where people may not know you by your name but by your voice. People instantly connect to your voice. A Radio jockey must be friendly & warm and your voice should reflect that warmth. Today, radio jockeying is considered to be a 'hot' profession and some radio jockeys have become household names, such as Hem Subedi, Rita Limbu, Kusum Bajracharya, Chirag, Sumit , Prashant , Ashish, Chirag,  Nirnaya , Rajani etc

After transformation from AM (amplitude modulation) channels to FM (frequency modulation) channels, the radio boom witnessed a new industry rising. This gave opportunity to various private players such as Kantipur FM, KATH 97.9, Classis FM, Hits FM,. Nepal FM,Nepal FM,Capital FM etc. FM Radio is a fast progressing industry with more and more channels opening up. This FM boom has opened up a number of opportunities to young people who have passion to entertain.

Though no formal educational qualification is required, a degree or at least plus two is generally a pre requisite.

The most essential factor for a Radio Jockey is a good voice with the ability to modulate as per the occasion. RJ should have good communication powers and language skills. Besides, RJ should have a clear diction and accurate pronunciation. People listen to you if you have something new to share. Hence, staying updated is very important for a radio jockey. RJ needs to keep track of the happenings in and around the city.

Radio Jockeying is not a regular 9 to 5 job. You can be called to host or anchor a show anytime of the day or night. A Radio Jockey should also be able to write scripts for a show and should be aware about the latest movies, songs & information as well. They should also be familiar with sound equipment and computer, as they have to deal with them continuously. 

There is a lot of scope for quick growth. All you need is talent, confidence and perseverance. There are lots of opportunities for RJ. They can do voice-overs for television and radio advertisements. They can also lend their voices to audio magazines and documentaries. RJ also can anchor or compeer TV shows or live shows or events.

Radio Jockeys are in much demand with the opening up of the more channels.  The beginners in the initial stage can earn between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month.

Besides getting contractual good money you earn by doing Ad commercials. You can earn more by doing voice-overs for television and radio advertisements. RJ's can earn Rs 3000-15,000 per projects by doing voice over for promo/ ads.

Institutes offering Radio Jockey classes as follows:
- Radio Jockey Training at The Media’s Collection, Bagbazar, Kathmandu, 4233043
- Radio Jockey Training at Bikalpa, The Option, Kupondole, Lalitpur, 5011523
- Radio Jockey Training at Premium Media, Kalanki, Kathmandu, 2024007
- Radio Jockey Training at Echo Media, Bagbazaar, Kathmandu, 2004655, 9841-442660
- Radio Jockey Training at Axis Media and Ent. P. (Ltd), Bagbazaar, Kathmandu, 2331656