Working in a radio station has its own charm. Soon after the television was invented, it was said that sooner or later, radio will meet its death. But decades later, the radio is still going strong and with the advent of technology and FM channels, it has in fact improved in popularity. The radio is now available much more easily. It’s in your mobile phone, car and even available online. There is no dearth of radio programs and channels. Radio these days provide wide opportunities for employment in various roles. Writing for the radio is one such popular occupation, where you get to write scripts for almost anything aired on the radio.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. What you need is skills in creative writing and good knowledge of English, Hindi or the local knowledge language, depending upon the language you are going to write.
The program is of 1-year duration.
More about the course
The PG Diploma program in radio writing helps in developing skills in writing for radio presentations and programs. There are many kinds of radio programs that one needs to write for. You get to write for advertisements that help in keeping the radio stations alive and air its programs. Then there are scripts to write for news reading, jingles, sports programs, discussions, storytelling, dramas and anchoring texts. You are taught about the different styles and techniques that goes into writing for the radio. You learn the differences that radio writing has with plain writing for print. Since, in the context of a radio, a listener only gets to hear and not read or see, nor can a listener go back and hear it again, the writing has to be powerful and precise enough to grab the attention of the listeners at the first go itself. The message that you convey through your writing has to be simple, clear and informative.
For a radio writer, there are plenty of opportunities in the radio stations that are mushrooming up in every part of the country. The increasing popularity of FM channels have resulted in a wide scope for radio writers, where one gets to write scripts for a host of programs. Other than in the radio broadcasting industry, one may also try one’s luck in writing for the television or other media channels like theatre, cinema, play, etc.
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