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Video Jockey /Radio Jockey /Disc Jockey

Radio Jockey

A radio jockey is a person who hosts a radio talk show in which an RJ selects music, topics of conversation and interacts with the audience. The term is derived from disc jockeys and is primarily used by Indians. 

Radio jockeys are expected to complement this by posting information online, such as in blogs making an opportunity to generate additional revenue and connect with listeners.

Video Jockey

A video jockey (VJ) is an announcer who presents and plays videos on a music channel.

Disc Jockey

Disc jockeys are better known to most people as "DJs" because they can mix, record and play music of various styles. They are professionals who select and play recorded music for broadcast media and live events. Usually, DJs are responsible for the music in your favourite club, but they are also the people behind the music you play here on your morning walk. 

A scratch artist is a good example of a disc jockey, and he/she can change the sound of the music according to the type and style of music. This type of DJ uses traditional records when they play their chosen music, but they add a distinctive scratch sound when the records move with their hands on the turntable.

What are the jobs and responsibilities?

  • Arranging, and assisting in broadcasting the music, video for the audience as per the requirement

  • Comment on music, popular culture, trending stories, issues of public interest as they have a wide reach.

  • Few administrative tasks

How to become one?

There are no educational criteria to become a DJ/VJ/RJ. Students from all streams are eligible. However, there are few that have emerged in recent years.

Top RJ Colleges in India

  • Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi

  • National Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi

  • Academy of Broadcasting, Kolkata

  • WLC College India, Mumbai

  • Ramoji Krian Universe, Hyderabad

Video Jockey Colleges in India

  • Radio City School of Broadcasting, Mumbai

  • The Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad

  • Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai

  • Academy of Radio Management, New Delhi

  • Asian Academy of Film & Television

Colleges for DJs in India

  • AAFT - Asian Academy of Film And Television

  • Mumbai Music Institute

  • Ramoji Krian Universe, Hyderabad

  • Zebra Institute, Kolkata

  • Scratch Z D J Academy, Bangalore

What are the Skills required?

  • Sense of Humour

  • Presence of Mind

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Intelligent

  • People skills

How much do they make?

  • The average salary of a Disc Jockey (DJ) of Radio is Rs 650,000/yr

  • The average salary of a News Anchor in India is Rs 406,832/yr

  • RJs earn between Rs 25000 to Rs 90,000/mth depending on the experience

What are the scope and growth opportunities?

With the rapid development of the music industry, the number of jobs associated with music is also growing. TV and video jockeys are becoming an interesting career option for young people. If you want to make a career as an RJ, VJ or DJ, you can do so without wasting your time. RJ is a radio DJ and it is a job with many advantages, such as access to a full-time job at a high-quality radio station.

The entertainment media industry is booming and there are a large number of jobs for young people in the entertainment and media industry.

Since the airwaves opened, radio jockeys from the private sector have been in demand, and the demand for skilled workers is growing by the day. VHF channels, leading to an increase in the number of jobs for those able to work in the radio, television, film, music and other media industries.

Top Recruiters

  • Nucleya.

  • DJ NYK.

  • DJ Shaan.

  • Progressive brothers.

  • DJ Chetas.

  • DJ Sartek.

  • Nikhil Chinapa.

  • DJ Zaeden

  • Disys India Private Limited

  • A V Immigration And Careers Consultancy Private Limited

  • Bluestone Risk Management

  • FreeLancer S Divya

  • Talent Corner Hr Services Private Limited

  • All India Radio.

  • Radio Mirchi 98.3.

  • Red FM 93.5.

  • Big FM 92.7.

  • Ishq 104.8.

  • Fever 104 FM.

  • Radio Mango 91.9.

  • Indigo 91.9.

What are the books and study materials available?

  • Radio Jockey Handbook Simran Kohli

  • Let's Talk On-Air: Conversations with Radio Presenters

  • Jasmine Days

  • Beyond Powerful Radio: A Communicator's Guide to the Internet Age--News, Talk, Information and Personality for Broadcasting, Podcasting, Internet, Radio Valerie Geller

  • The VJ Book: Inspirations and Practical Advice for Live Visuals Performance

  • VJ: Audio-Visual Art and VJ Culture: Includes DVD

  • Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound

  • The Laptop DJ Handbook: Setups and Techniques of the Modern Performer Jason Emsley

  • Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979

  • Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

Interesting facts

Jimmy Savile is considered to be the first DJ in the world