Internet Radio Host - Job in FM Radio?

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Internet Radio Host - Job in FM Radio?

Post by rogerwimmer » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:56 am

Hello: I'm a very popular Internet radio host who has built a huge following, but I'm ready for FM radio. What I would like to know is this: Is it possible for an Internet radio host to get picked up by an FM radio station? I always heard PDs stay away from Internet radio hosts because they (hosts) are unprofessional. But I've always done my show like I'm on FM to show them I can do FM radio. Is it possible to get picked up? - Eager to do FM radio

Eager: I don't see any reason why you couldn't get "picked up" by an FM radio station. I think your comment about PDs staying away from Internet jocks/hosts is a broad generalization. I doubt that all radio PDs think that way.

If you want to get into FM radio, you need to contact a few PDs to get an indication of the interest in you. However, don't be discouraged if you don't get immediate responses. The rotten economy has changed many things, and one thing is employment in radio and the other mass media.

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