A Guide to Your Own Radio Show

Published On August 26, 2016 | By Blair Watts | CCCA, Entertainment, News presented by SCC

Having your own radio show may sound a lot simpler than it actually is. Whether it be on an actual radio station, or online, a radio show takes a lot of time, effort, dedication, and determination. To help future DJs create their own broadcasts, I have made a list of a few things that must be completed before it is aired.

1.) Who will your show be geared toward? Do you plan on talking about topics that interest kids, teens, or adults? Be sure to choose one audience that you will stick with because if you’re talking about kids tv shows one day then types of flowers the next your target audience and later on your listeners may become confused and stop listening altogether.

2.) What will you talk about? Now that you know who you will be talking to, you need to think of some topics interesting to them.

3.) What will the name of your show be? This is the part where you get to be creative. You want something to catch the attention of your target audience. Everyone loves titles that are catchy, rhyme, or use alliteration; they’re easy to remember and will get stuck in your head.

4.) When will your show air? Consistency is important when deciding a date and time for your show. Try to keep it on the same day at the same time, so your audience knows when to expect it and can build it into their routine. When coming up with a time, consider things like what time school will dismiss, what time your target audience will get off work, and what time will be most convenient for your target audience. You also need to consider how long your show will last and if you will be able to fill that time slot.

5.) Who is listening? You have everything planned out, but who else knows about your show? Advertising can make or break you. Be sure tell everyone you know, create pages on social media and keep them updated.

These are just are few things needed to be decided before airing your broadcast. There are still a thousand things needed to be achieve and produce for your show to be successful, but these should give you a decent start. Be sure to keep in mind your target audience and don’t be afraid to think outside of the box.

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About The Author

is a 15 year old brunette. Her favorite color is blue and she loves to read. She also enjoys trips to Disney World, radio and video broadcasting, and editing. Blair has just recently finished her sophomore year at CCCA. While preparing for her Junior year, Blair is looking forward to unlocking new adventures. She’s excited about moving up to the next level, yet this step can sometimes be very overwhelming. Blair has a very creative mind and she’s always hoping to meet new friends. One day, Blair hopes to go into the field of broadcasting and she’ll work as hard as it takes to get there.

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