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Career Series: So You Want To Be a Business Executive and a Radio Disc Jockey

Wonder what it is like to be a Business Executive? Hard work, long hours and personal sacrifices. An executive is like the captain of a ship, the man or woman that the stockholders of a company look to in times of trouble and in times of success. An executive
can be one with little formal training, but most executives have at least a Bachelor's Degree from a College or University. An executive is loaded with people skills with practical knowledge on how businesses work and succeed. Today's executives are more than
just bosses of their employees. They are friends, confidants and even psychologists to motivate a workforce to perform to their potential. Not unlike a coach or teacher in school the executive is truly a unique individual. Radio announcers are often called
disc jockeys. Some disc jockeys specialize in one kind of music. They announce music selections and may decide what music to play. While on the air, they comment on the music, weather, and traffic. They may take requests from listeners, interview guests, and
manage listener contests The job description is amazing: Play music, talk about the music, interview bands, go to concerts and sporting events, voice commercials, host party's at nightclubs, sign autographs, judge bikini contests, attend charitable events,
broadcast live from car shows and boat races, etc. The most important quality that successful DJ's have is a love for the radio business. They can't wait to get into work every day. They are always thinking about things they can do or say on the air. Successful
radio DJ's would rather be on the air than do almost anything else. Another crucial trait for DJ's to have is a knowledge of the programming that they are playing. For example, a sportscaster must have an intense knowledge of sports; they must know about a
variety of different sports, the teams, their history and the players. Likewise, a DJ on a music oriented radio must have an in-depth knowledge of the artists they play and the music those artists have recorded. Even though it is not necessary to have a college
degree, it might help to take a few radio courses. However, be sure to look for a program that stresses "hands on" training over classroom lectures. Radio station managers are more likely to hire a person with practical experience over classroom theory. So
if you like people, have organizational skills and can rally the troops behind you, a career as an executive may be one you are suited to be.