>Okay, after being out of radio for some 4 or 5 years now I've had too
>many people tell me they like my voice and that I should be working in
>radio (I've been spending the last 5 years in the music business and
>started my own independent label as well as doing concert promotions).
>Anyway, being that I haven't worked in radio for so long, I don't have a
>current skimmer to be shopping around. Heck, for that matter, I don't
>even have an old skimmer anymore either. What should I do to get back
>into radio? I'm 27 now so a college internship is probably not something
>I could go for. Any help greatly appreciated. I'm looking at possibly
>marketing myself in the San Francisco Bay Area. But by no means do I
>NEED to work in radio. Just figure I would like to get back into it for
>my own personal pleasure (but I hate dealing with the politics
>involved). Thanks in advance.
As someone who teaches electronic media to college students, I've answered
the "how do I get a job" question hundreds of times, BUT... I will give a
nonstandard answer specific to YOUR situation.
I haave worked part-time at a couple of different radio stations while
working full time as a faculty member. The stations (small market in MO
and MN) were both thrilled to have someone who was willing to fill in
the odd shifts (mostly weekends). They knew I wasn't available during the
day because of my "real" job. If you're not looking for full time, willing
to work odd shifts, already have proven yourself in radio (even if a few
years ago) and don't mind the low wages/no benefits associated with part
time, you may be amazed at their interest in you. My experience was with
small market, full service stations, but my guess would be the same would
apply to others.
Iowa State University