to get into the radio industry
Radio is a very
popular career choice and therefore it's extremely competitive.
Many people who now work in radio began their careers in hospital
or college radio, or helping at their local radio station on a voluntary
or freelance basis. It's always useful to cultivate contacts with
your local radio station.
now offer Media Studies courses but please don't make the mistake
of believing that these will qualify you for a job in radio. Experience
is far more important. If you want to do a college course or degree,
make sure you get hands-on experience at a campus radio station
during your course.
For advice on
any of the careers below, you can visit the BBC jobs website at
www.bbc.co.uk/jobs or for the commercial
sector, you can write to: The Commercial Radio Companies Association,
77 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1V 7AD. They can help with leaflets,
lists of college courses and suggested reading. Please specify the
career or careers that particularly interest you when you write
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