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MEDIA: PRINT, RADIO, AND TELEVISION

Journalism: Critic • Journalist • Reviewer • Writer, Radio: Music Director • Program Director • Station Manager

The media make the public aware of music by broadcasting it, talking about it, and writing about it. An entire book could be devoted to the diverse jobs available in music journalism, radio, and television. This chapter highlights one job in each category.

DISK JOCKEY • DEEJAY • JOCK • ON-AIR PERSONALITY

JOB OVERVIEW

The disc jockey, or on-air personality, is responsible for making sure there is no dead air time by filling the time with music and patter. The deejay introduces songs, does commercials, reads news, and is expected to have an engaging personality and voice that keeps listeners tuned in.

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Job Descriptions and Careers, Career and Job Opportunities, Career Search, and Career Choices and ProfilesCareers in the Music Business