Radio has been used a medium of communication for hundreds of years even before TV sets of telephones came into existence. They are too much alive and relevant today in providing entertainment content, education and moral support of the listeners.
Perhaps the reason of the numerous growth of radio communication can be attributed to the fact that not only are radios mobile, but the medium of communicating radio content had diversified greatly as radio broadcasters seek to reach a bigger audience through on-air broadcasting which is transmitted through radio waves, through online broadcasting transmitted over the internet as well as distributing radio content through mobile apps or computer applications which enable the content to be streamed by the users.
The most practical conviction why the accessibility of radio communication is growing powerful each day could be found in the fact the communication is resilient and thus a listener can listen to the radio, while at the same time be involved in his daily chores or other activities. Needless to say, radios can be listened while driving, in the office at home etc.
Initially, this site belonged to an online radio based in Macedonia. It has several posts about the influences of radio technology and you can access them by clicking on the topics below. I will be adding more interesting content in days to come.
Being a Radio Broadcaster
I still clearly remember that day when I heard that sweet, confident and amazingly coarse voice of the person who was to be my favorite broadcaster over the radio. That was the day I instantly knew I would one day have my voice on air; twentieth of October, fifteen years ago. From that day I have not regretted one thing I have said or done to get me and keep me in radio. I have made mistakes in radio, mispronounced words, farted by mistake while on air, shook hands of great people, inspire others and so much more while doing what I consider the best career in the world.
I have been a broadcaster for 7 years; rising through the ranks in radio from the technical team, to the production crew all the way to hosting my very own show. A long journey it has been, but it is all worthwhile. When I was in the technical team I remember the radio technology being satellite-based. Now I want you to strap your thoughts tight to this piece, because I want to take you on a journey of what it means to work in radio and be a broadcaster.
When I started out in radio back then, I had no idea I would fall this much in love with it; talking to hundreds of people every day from all walks of life and having influence that only you and your listeners know of and the ability to convey futuristic messages of hope to many of your listeners. That was living a purposeful life; a very satisfying one for that matter only. Before that I knew how to connect cables, and manage frequencies all associated with radio technology. Little did I know that as radio technology migrated from satellite-based subscription service to land-based digital radio, I would also be moving from radio technician to radio broadcaster.
Typically, on a normal day I would wake up excited and prepare what I would talk about that day. That was after the radio technology aspect of my radio career was over and done with. Considering my show was health-related, I always had numerous topics to pick from, upon which I would research deeply the previous night and ensure I am well conversant and informed with the topic of discussion. I would then always listen to the preceding show while en-route to the radio station offices to gauge the mood of the listeners. As I approach I would take a bottle of white coffee that I would sip throughout the whole two hour show.
Then when that light would signal that I am on air, a totally new person would come out; the joyful me that loved inspiring people. Hosting celebrities was, and still is one of my best moments in radio. So as the inspirational music played in the background I would get in sync with the theme and find myself discussing with my listeners every relevant topic of discussion.
Sometime back as I was interviewing renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, a child on air called and asked me a question that has got me scratching my head to the very core. “Good evening sir,” the child called, “how plump are you?” While this question left the whole station in stitches, it got me thinking, really, how plump am I? Then I realized that since I joined radio everything I have done had made me lose weight. It all started by keeping fit, but with my job description I tamed myself to ensure I practice what I preach, or rather, practice what I broadcast.
My journey to successful weight loss led me to one of the most inspirational moments in radio; The National Breast Cancer Marathon. I remember my producer approached me and told me I had been requested to host two participants of The 2015 National Breast Cancer Marathon, it felt pretty much like a normal one day event.
I was very far from reality as this was the one event that would reshape my whole radio career. I had to host two guests in my show, a survivor and a sufferer of this deadly disease. Their stories forever changed my life. Their stories inspired so many such that I was later offered a post to be the brand ambassador of the government’s Anti-Cancer Campaign.
I can never regret joining radio. It was a chance to communicate with the world and hear from the world as well.