A radio jockey or radio personality is someone who has an in-field position in radio broadcast. A radio jockey who regularly hosts a radio show for an audience is called a radio jockey, and in India and Pakistan as well as in the United Kingdom and Australia as a radio sportscaster. The job of a radio jockey is to work with the equipment that is needed for broadcasting and to do some kind of announcing. This person is sometimes also referred to as the “host” or the “play by play man”.
The host of a radio station has many responsibilities. He is often the person responsible with taking messages from sponsors, calling in newscasts and ensuring that listeners can find their way to the right programs and talk shows. Hosts often speak directly to the people being targeted by their radio station. They sometimes do this as part of a promotional campaign, such as when a radio station hosts a contest or when they are giving away tickets to an event. Sometimes hosts are asked to provide commentary for other radio shows during their time at the radio station.
Jockeys also help out with the programming and call patterns of a radio station. For example, if a sportscaster needs voiceovers for one of his broadcasts, a jockey will often come into the studio to talk to the audience and give them instructions. Some hosts spend more time than others in the studio giving voiceovers to radio shows. Other times, they just take phone calls and make announcements for other elements of the station.
Radio presenters are also needed by some radio stations. These people are generally needed to do interviews, reports live from the studios or field and to call in when a program is initiated or closed out. These radio station professionals work together with radio jockeys to keep the flow of the radio station running smoothly. There are even times when the jockey will play the role of the sports announcer. This extra role helps the radio station earn extra revenue. Other times the jockey works as an in-house sportscaster.
The radio DJ is the person who plays music and sets the tone of the radio station. Many people think of the DJ as the ring master for all the shows, songs and calls on the radio station. The person in charge of selecting and playing music and sometimes the program director of a radio station to have this job.
A PA system and microphones are needed for most radio stations. Everyone who works at a radio station needs to know how to use these things. A technician needs to be on site at all times to fix any problems that may occur with equipment. People who work at radio stations have to know how to play the equipment so that the call can be seamless when someone calls in. A person who is hired to work at a radio station must not only know how to handle the equipment but must also know how to get the attention of people and make them feel welcome when they arrive at the station.