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Job Title – Radio Broadcaster


A Radio Broadcaster announces music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests about these topics or other important events on the radio. A Radio Broadcaster may also they may develop, create, record and produce special radio programmes.

Typical Job Activities

Uses the radio to communicate with listeners
Has an aptitude to communicate with people and especially an invisible audience
Presents music, news, sports, the weather, the time, and commercials
Interviews guests and moderate panels or discussions on their shows
Announces station programming information, such as program schedules and station breaks for commercials, or public service information
Researches topics for comment and discussion during shows
Reads prepared scripts on radio or television shows
Comments on important news stories
Provides commentary for the audience during sporting events, at parades, and on other occasions
Selects program content
Makes promotional appearances at public or private events

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Related Occupations

Radio Announcer
Disc Jockey
Radio Journalist
Public Relations Officer
Media Reporter
Sports Announcer
News Editor

Educational Requirements

Senior Certificate with matric exemption
Degree at a university or a diplomat at a technikon in Media studies

Compulsory subjects: Languages
Recommended subjects: History, Music and Art

What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?

Have confidence and initiative
Should be able to react quickly in an emergency
Be able to project his personality to audiences
Be able to work well with others
Be able to have good judgement
Have a pleasant, well-controlled speaking voice and good pronunciation
Be in good health
Have a great voice quality
Have free speaking ability
Have good reading ability
Have knowledge of mother language and other languages
Have music knowledge
Should have the ability to communicate well

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Possible Employers

Commercial radio broadcasting stations

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Relevant Contact Details

Institute for the Advancement of Journalism
Phone: 011 482 4990

Career Progress and Path

Experience in specific field
Work performance

Possible Career Paths

Specialist career in the specific field

Employment Stability

Moderately stable

Reasons to consider this career

I can entertain people
I can apply my special skills
I can communicate and interact with people