Don’t be afraid to make that jump!
While seeking your big radio break, you can take small useful steps now that can help build your personality, before the Big Stations come calling!
Develop your own radio show on demand or a Podcast.
Think about what you want to share. If you were actually given the freedom to develop a radio programme how would you go about it?
If you have to include music in your radio show production, be wary of the music royalty rules as they may apply…to be safe, find local music and indie artistes you can help promote on your platform.
Speaking of platforms, where would you host your show?
Also create social media links for ease of sharing.
Invest in Self. If you have a PC or a laptop, that’s a start. Next up, get a cheap microphone. You can get the headset/mic combos. This is not about outstanding audio quality but about taking baby steps.
You will also need audio editing software. Audacity is free and available online. I also understand that my favourite audio editing tool the Adobe Audition 3.0 is now available for free . There are lots of tutorials on youtube courtesy of Mike Russell.
I did mention investing in Self. Well, that includes surrounding yourself with people who believe in you and who will support you relentlessly.
Share links to your shows on your active social media platforms, get your people to spread the word too.
Increasing your visibility online may attract the radio recruiters and you just might get your own gig on your own terms on a major radio station!
Get creative, do it now!!!
ALSO READ: 7 Reasons to Create Your Own Podcast