Host Your Own Radio Show
Written by Jan Gow on February 24, 2022
Have you ever wanted to host your own radio show?
An hour of music that YOU’VE chosen, and – if you’re brave enough – a couple of voice links that YOU’VE recorded?
If the answer is “Yes” then read on …
As you have probably gathered by now – some of the Rocking Fox Radio team (with the exception of 4 awesome beings – see below ! **) are NOT radio professionals. And we’d all be the first to hold our hands up and say we’re just music fans that are “having a go” – and really enjoying ourselves.
One of the shows we featured when the station first started in January 2021 was The Listener Hour. Borne initially out of necessity – we didn’t have enough shows to fill the time back then ! – it was quite popular. We ‘rested’ it in the summer as our own show roster grew. But recently we have been asked by a few people to bring it back and that’s where YOU come in…
What do we need from you?
- Well, firstly – you need to compile a list of the songs you want to feature – the best way to do this is to put it in a Spotify playlist so you’ve got an hour’s worth – in the order you want them played, with the last 3 songs being the songs you won’t mind if we have to cut off for time constraints.
- Then you need some voice links. At least 2 (One that says who you are and welcomes the listeners to your show, and one for the end that says who you are again, thank you for listening and introduces your final song) – but if you want to put more in then be our guest – it will make the show sound even better!
- Email the voice links with instructions of where they need to go in the playlist – and include your playlist choices – to Jan by clicking HERE
- Jan will then source the MP3s for your list from our HUGE library and edit them and your voice links together into your show – SIMPLE!
Don’t worry about needing expensive equipment either – some of the current presenters actually just record their voice links on their mobile phone voice recorder – Jan will tweak it in the editing suite to make it sound great for you.
What happens then?
Well, once your show is ready, we’ll tell you when your broadcast slot is so you can let all your friends and family know that you’re going to be a radio star – and then after your show (and it’s repeat) have been broadcast, we’ll load it on to our MixCloud account for you to listen to over and over again!
You might decide you’ve got a taste for it ! 3 of our current regular weekly presenters started off with listener hours. They were so popular, we wouldn’t let them go – and we’re always open to new talent.
What are you waiting for? Get that playlist started NOW 🙂