NEWCOMER WANTS TALK SHOW|
QUESTION FOR DAN O’DAY:
I was very pleased to discover and review your website. I
want to know if you could give some direction on my pursuit of
having my own radio show. I hope you will bear with me for just
a few paragraphs.
The idea of the show that I would host is not new. It would relate
to topics on sexuality, relationships, spirituality, and life
matters in general. I would speak on these topics and listeners
would call in with questions that I would respond to, and I would
have occasional guest.
Do you have any good suggestions as to how I could approach this
and get a company to give me a chance? I'm willing to relocate
and would be very flexible. I don't really want to go to
school to learn about all aspects of radio business, but may consider
that if I have to.
Your best bet is to start by offering yourself as a fill-in
host to whatever talk stations are in your area. All talk stations
find themselves with emergency situations (often on weekends)
wherein suddenly they're in last-minute need of a host.
If you have some credentials establishing your expertise in the
areas you referred to, you might first get yourself booked as
a guest on area talk stations. If you do well as a guest and let
them know that you're interested in being "on the other
side of the mic," this might serve as a short-cut.