by Ben Davis
posted Mar 19 2014 5:49AM
What’s up DJX fans? Thought I would drop you another line from behind the scenes here at DJX. I’ve been here about 6 weeks, and I’m still loving it. If you guys are interested at all in working in radio, I really recommend applying for an internship here. In the short time that I’ve been here, I have done a little bit of everything there is to do. I’ve now gotten a taste of writing 30-60 second promotions that have ACTUALLY BEEN READ ON THE AIR, practiced voice-tracking (kind of like pretending I have my own radio show), voiced 10 and 15 second radio commercials that will air this month, and worked closely with the promotions office on a ton of their events.
Working here has been an awesome experience and I look forward to learning and doing more as time goes on. I find myself doing most of my schoolwork assignments on what goes on here at the station. It’s such an easy topic to cover because there’s always something going on, always something to do, and every day really is something new and fun. Just last night I wrote a report on improving social media presence for a local company, and I wrote mine on the Ben Davis and Kelly K show. And a lot of what I do here doubles as an assignment that I can just turn in for school.
I never thought I would be able to get such a well-rounded experience here. I mean recording commercials? That’s awesome. Learning how DJX chooses the playlists? Very cool. There’s so much more that goes into running a radio show/station that I didn’t realize.
I’ve heard from several jealous friends that I have the coolest job/internship ever. And I would definitely have to agree. Talk to you guys later!