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Radio Presenter

Present radio programs related to news, sports or culture; conduct live or recorded interviews, introduce or curate music, commentate on current issues and compere special events.

Overview

Radio presenters host radio programs such as talkback shows, music programs, news bulletins or programs relating to specific content or communities. They research and prepare for their spot/program, talk to their listeners, play entertainment items, interview guests and celebrities and provide public information. They may take on additional public facing roles, representing their radio station at public events or on television.

Work is in radio stations. Early morning, evenings and weekend shifts are common.

Suits people who are confident and able to speak expressively and precisely to communicate ideas. An interest in popular culture and music, the ability to relate to an audience and to operate broadcasting equipment are all important.

Day-to-day

  • host talkback shows
  • read news, sports or weather reports
  • provide commentary on live sporting or other events
  • present opinions on sports, politics, social and economic matters
  • organise and present on-air competitions
  • make community announcements
  • read advertisements
  • present advertisement interviews (advertorials) with advertising clients
  • host outside events such as community events and competitions.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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