Young people who aspire to a career in Radio – especially those in college – often ask for advice and counsel on just how to break in to our profession.
Here is what I tell them.
The Ideal Community Broadcaster is …
• A Facilitator
• An Interlocutor
• A Master of Ceremonies
• A Quarterback who hands off to other people and elements of information
• A Traffic Cop
• An Emcee (introduce & get off)
• A Disseminator
• A Provider of Information
• A Good Listener (no pun intended)
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In a perfect world the ideal broadcaster does not resemble an entertainer, a performer or a talk show host. Rather they use their talent and genius to encourage discussion, feedback and participation. In other words they provide a forum, a platform for VOX POPULI, the Voice of the People.