RJ or Radio Jockey has been with us for almost a century, but since the advent of FM channels the Radio Announcer suddenly being referred as Radio Jockey or RJ. These days a RJ not only plays a part of the navigator but his/her main aim is to entertain the listeners and simultaneously provide regular online information. Every successful RJ has its own style of communicating. A sweet, mid to heavy voice is considered suitable for broadcasting but moreover its your own aptitude, your overall confidence, your personality to deliver all of it through your voice.
Although Radio Jockeys are required for all channels of Radio, but a Radio Jockey is usually related to FM. But why FM? FM channel broadcasts in stereo and has very good sound quality as compared to other short, medium wave channels. FM channels are relatively new medium and has gone through lot of changes since its formation. The style, expression, delivery, and content too has developed. FM Radio is a fast progressing industry with more and more channels opening up in every city of the world.
What does an RJ has to do everyday
First of all, an RJ does not have a regular 9 to 5 job. He can be called to host or anchor a show anytime of the day or night. An RJ has to be very open to himself. Whatever may be your emotions an RJ is always happy. He should be culturally active. He/She should know his/her city well, the culture and be aware of main events taking place. You should know of the language or further some dialects of other languages also, to punch in whenever necessary. Since Radio cannot survive without Movies, Songs or Bollywood in terms of India, so awareness about them is considered a necessity. An RJ should also be able to write scripts for a show. One thing more if you have written your script yourself, you know of the subject matter and can change or manipulate at your own will.
- The Nature of Sound.
- Acoustics & Psychoacoustics.
- Mixers and Consoles.
- Sound Recording - Analogue and Digital.
- Loudspeaker And Monitoring.
- The Sound Design
- Spoken words.
- Music - Vocal and Instrumental.
- Sound Effects
- Technique of Radio Productions : Inside The Studio.
- Technique of Radio Production : In The Field.
- Technique of Music Production : Vocal and Instrumental.
- Sound Post Production.
- The Art of Producing Radio Advertisements.
- Sound Production For Internet.
- Computer Hardware And Software In The Making Sound Related Products.
- Writing For Radio Productions.
- Practical Exercises.
- Final Project
- Introduction to Voicing & Anchoring
- Language & Diction
- Pronunciation: Changing Meaning through Word Stress
- Word Stress Explanation and Exercises
- Basics of fluency, pitch, tone, Inflection, Intonation
- Understanding Pitch & Volume
- Projection, Throw & Clarity
- Voice Modulation, Variation & Improvisation
- Getting Rid of a Regional Accent
- Understanding Hindi Consonants & Vowels
- Commonly used Urdu words
- Studio Performance / Recording
- Media Technology & Terminology
- Scripting Your Own Stories
- Breathe from your diaphragm
- Rhythm of Speech
- Difference between Pace & Tempo
- Modulation & Articulation
- Breathing Exercises, Breath Control, Vocal Resonance
- Singhasan, Pranayam, Anulom Vilom, Kapal Bhati
- Aaroh Avaroh for Intensity of Dialogues
- Understanding the Nava Rasas
- Body Language, Posture & Eye Contact
- Make Up for Camera & Lights
- Modern Microphone Techniques
- Use of Hand held /Lapel Microphones
- Camera Looks, Knowledge of Camera
- Close up /MS/LS/OS Shots
- Speaking In Public & Speaking to Camera
- Reading & Performing a Script
- Voicing for IVRS, Documentaries & Drama
- Practical Exercises, Role play & Mock Sessions
- Positive Presenters
- Final Auditions & Recording
- Shooting a Demo Show Reel