He is known to me as a brother, and when I saw an online article on AdviceAdda giving tips on 'How to become a successful Radio Jocky', I decided to share all his tips with my readers here. RJ Abhilash host morning show "Dilli ke Do Dabangg" With Manu on Fever 104 FM. The Show was priviously hosted by Suhas along with Manu. Since Abhilash started hosting the morning show, There are huge increasement in terms of popularity and listership. He is been a part of creative team of Fever 104 before going on air. Abhilash is very versetile personality, Along with Radio, he is been doing theater, films and hosting differ shows on ground.he has hosted Formula F1 in India, he has hosted all the IPL matches last season in Delhi, and now he is hosting World Kabaddi League as well. I don't think there is anything he can't do in the industry of entertainment. Adviceadda got a chance to interview this guy and their correspondent Priyanka Tiwari was the lucky girl to ask him question on the same.
Here are some question which he replied:-
Priyanka : If a youngster is aspiring to become an RJ, at what point he/she should start putting serious efforts?
Abhilash : (Laughs) First of all you don’t have to be serious to become an RJ. People listen to radio since their childhood, so if they have an interest in becoming an RJ they should start preparing right after they complete their 12th. People should not waste their time doing engineering and then suddenly think of becoming an RJ. An RJ is a very well informed person, you should pursue Journalism or Mass communication in your graduation so that you have a good know how of what is going around in the world. Then you can evaluate yourself well before opting for a career in radio, because radio is not only about being an RJ, it has multiple other dimensions as well.
Priyanka: What are the skills of an RJ and what is the role of a professional degree in such a career?
Abhilash: As I said earlier, a Mass Communication or Journalism graduate has an edge over other graduates. A student of mass comm. is well aware of a console, fader, editing, going live etc, all technical details related to radio, which a layman won’t know. They are well informed, they know current, affairs general knowledge etc, and they can indulge well in discussions. So if you ask an RJ who is the president of India and he replies ‘let me Google it’ then he/she is a lost cause. An RJ is a fun person but at the same time he should be very intelligent and informed. Now if we talk about skills, you should be able to talk, that’s a priority, and the person you are talking with should get completely comfortable talking to you. So interpersonal communication and being friendly are two major skills a person should have to become an RJ.
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