pana_tech Posted July 10, 2011 Share Posted July 10, 2011 This is my situation, I am new in this post and have been eyeballing radio broadcast for quite sometime. I have been in the shadows until recently deciding to take this affinity forward. I have zero radio experience, I am currently employed with a job that requires me to travel about 40% of the time, also have a family which a give full attention when possible, but would like to decipher the logistics required in order to start a radio show. I have scanned the internet and seems that there are trillions of shows, which leads me to believe that those are very similar to website with organic audience, but lacking the ability to market themselves to the public in order to create any real exposure/revenue. I shouldn't be even talking about revenues at this point, since I am not even at the amateur level, however the ultimate goal is ever present of making a living while doing something I enjoy. The type of radio show I am interest on, would have to be centered about providing assistance to the immigrant Spanish workers, laborers, community, etc... This also provides some extremely interesting variables, since the immigrant Spanish community may have less access to the internet, but some access to either AM or FM radio, so my show would have to reside on this medium. I am also geographically close to this community, so that seems to be another plus. At this point, I have plan which has more questions than answers, so here I am looking for some answers to my questions in order to make my plan more realistic. Another factor which I think is worth mentioning, is that I am a computer geek, therefore lots of skills understanding how computers apply to tasks, as well as the ability to identify new ways in which technology could be applied (more on this later). Here are the steps of my plan (open for criticism): 1). Find a local radio station within 50 miles of my current location and volunteer either as an apprentice, or computer geek with hopes or bartering radio broadcast teachings. 2). Within six months time, attempt to learn all that is required in order to operate the show (not sure if this is realistic). 3). Within six months attempt to learn all that is required for marketing the show (not sure if this is realistic). 4). Make proposal to producers for my show. At this point I should be at least knowledgeable of what flies and what doesn't when making this type of proposals (remember.. I computer geek could get all necessary data in order to support this proposal). 5). Depending on the show ratings, turn it into a full time gig and dominate the air... Ultimately, I would like to run this show on AM/FM/Sirius from the comfort of my own home, or from anywhere in the world for that matter. Not sure if technology allows for this yet, but is worth a try. Well there you have it, I know this is a lot to read and lots of generalities with no specifics, but I have to start some how. Also if anyone found themselves in this position and was able to overcome the hurdles I love to hear from you. Thanks in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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