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How to Get a Job as a Radio DJ

Learn how to get a job as a radio DJ in this Howcast DJ video with Rock and Soul DJ School.

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I reccommend, if it's FM radio, uh, you might want to start out by interning, ok? I know sometimes it might suck to fetch coffee for someone or to sweep or mop or whatever it is they want you to do as an intern or to file papers, make copies, but, you know, don't underestimate that position. If you're an intern, you're at the place you want to be, so you're already in the door, right? So use it to your advantage. Make as many contacts as you can. Try to remember everyone's name,try to get their phone numbers, try to create strong relationships with people in different departments that work for the radio station, cause those are the people that you wanna look for when you're looking for a reference, right? So it's better to have people that you're working with to give you a good reference cause then it'll make the chances of you getting that job at that radio station a lot higher. It's all about relationships, uhm, you never wanna underestimate anybody, that's the worst thing you can do. I'm currently at HOT97, I'm not asking for anything, I'm just showing up two times a week, assisting in whatever he needs for me to do. A lot of the members of the crew that I'm down with, which is uh, Heavy Hitters, uhm, there's a lot of members that are on that station, you know, DJ Celo, Camillo, Cas1, Laura Styles, uh, Big Ben, the list goes on and on, and uh pretty much they all went about it the same way- they paid their dues, they were patient, they learned as much as possible, and you know, at the drop of the dime they were ready to do whatever it is that was needed of them to do. There's different ways you can go about it, but the main thing like I said is to make sure you're a good person, you treat people the way you wanna be treated, you learn as much as possible so, the more you know, knowledge is power, right?

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