Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, St Agnes College (Autonomous) Mangaluru organised a one day workshop on Radio Jockey on 28 January 2020. Mr. Errol Gonsalves, Radio Jockey and Music Scheduler at 92.7 BIG FM, Mangaluru was the resource person of the day. “I am still a learner at Radio Industry. As a RJ with nine years of experience I still have many things to learn.” said Errol Gonsalves. Sr Dr Venissa A.C, Vice Principal of the College presided over the program. In her presidential address she said, “There may be many job aspirants in the industry but what the employers seek is skill sets and qualities along with the degree. St Agnes College has been preparing the students with such skills for the competitive industry”.
Mr Errol spoke on different qualities to be an RJ like reading habits, ornamentation of words, being creative, putting right word at right place, commitment, being spontaneous, observing skills, good in local and state language, knowledge about software and computer. Speaking about the scope of RJ and trends in the radio industry he enlightened students about the benefits of being an RJ like anchor, resource person, radio elements. The workshop included the job opportunities in the Radio industry and radio station personnel like station head, sound engineers, production director, program director and Radio Jockey.
He played different radio elements like stationality, show bumper, take it easy, celeb wishes, nemonic, advertisement, promo, liner, station endorsement and celeb bytes. He gave an insight on earning details of RJ in metro and non metro stations and stated that RJ is a full time paid job. He also spoke about the importance of voice modulation and voice of audience. “Your college marks doesn’t matter to be an RJ. What matters is the passion to be an RJ” Said Errol.
The session started with an ice breaking games and activities. He also interacted and clarified the doubts of students on radio and also gave opportunities for them to perform as RJ and showed them demo of how to speak like an RJ. Ms. Muskaan, Ms. Ankitha and Ms. Jennifer students from I, II and III years respectively were awarded with gift vouchers for actively participating in the session. Ms. Soniya of III BA compeered the program. Journalism Students from I, II and III BA, Ms Deekshitha Prashanth, Faculty Member and others were present for the program.