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  1. Announcer Randon Swindler

  2. Skills needed to be an announcer • must have a pleasant and well-controlled voice • good timing • excellent pronunciation • correct grammar • Willingness to compete for a job openings

  3. Kinds of announcers • Newscasters • Disc jockeys • Public address system announcers Click on the microphone to go to the next slide.

  4. Newscasters • work at radio stations • specialize in news, sports, or weather • may operate the control board • may monitor the transmitter • may sell commercial time to advertisers • may keep a log of the station’s daily programming • produce advertisements and other recorded material Back

  5. Disc jockeys • some DJs specialize in one kind of music • announcing selections as they air them • follow schedules of commercials, talk, and music provided to them by management • comment on the music, weather, and traffic • may take requests from listeners, interview guests, and manage listener contests Back

  6. Public address system announcers • provide information to the audience at sporting, performing arts, and other events • announce and play music at clubs, dances, restaurants, and weddings Back

  7. Training • Formal training in broadcasting from a college, a technical school, or a private broadcasting school is valuable. • High school and college courses in English, public speaking, drama, foreign languages, and computer science are valuable . • Hobbies such as sports and music are additional assets.

  8. Employment Outlook • Announcers held about 69,000 jobs in 2004. • Employment of announcers is expected to decline due to the consolidation of existing stations, cable television and satellite radio.

  9. Earnings • Salaries in broadcasting vary widely • Earnings are higher in television than in radio • Earnings are higher in commercial broadcasting than in public broadcasting • Median hourly earnings of wage and salary radio and television announcers in May 2004 were $10.64.

  10. Related Jobs • news analysts • reporters and correspondents • interpreters and translators • sales and marketing • public-relations specialists • actors, producers, and directors • musicians, singers, and related workers • writers and editors • broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators

  11. For more information… National Association of Broadcasters 1771 N St. NW., Washington, DC 20036 Internet: http://www.nab.org

  12. Bibliography of sources • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Announcers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos087.htm (visited July 24, 2007). • Careers in focus. Broadcasting. 3rd ed.. New York: Ferguson, 2007. • Ellis, Elmo Israel. Opportunities in broadcasting careers . New York: VGM Career Books, 2005.