Radio presenting is often seen as a difficult career to get into. Within the media industry it is increasingly difficult to find a paid job within radio and you seriously need to consider another career to pay the bills while trying to pursue your dreams. I myself have been doing two radio shows a week since June at a local radio station. The money is tight and the team small. We don’t get any sort of payment and also have to make our own way to the radio station on a regular basis, we are also only allowed to use the pre-recording studio if we are working on a piece of material specifically for the radio station. We are required to pay a “membership” fee every three months or once a year.
Despite this, there are positive aspects to radio presenting. Radio presenting is something I have always been interested in, ever since that first day I took part in a school orientated programme. This programme used to be a programme with a regular weekly show for students still studying at school. When the radio station was based in its old location it used to involve, several students coming along each week to do a one hour radio show in the hope to gain some valuable experience within the industry. Ever since this day I have been interested in pursuing a career within the radio sector.
For a long while, I was interested in getting my own show at the radio station but for whatever reason not of my own accord, this never came to the surface. That all changed when a new presenter came to the radio station. He was placed in the management team and shortly after, he spoke to me about starting a radio show with someone I didn’t know who was looking for a co-host. This is where I came to meet the person I am now doing a radio show with.
Another problem discovered within the radio sector is that the wages from a regular job within radio isn’t actually a substantial amount to live on. This therefore means that within radio, often you have to find another job on top which will pay the bills. For example, a past presenter who I used to work with, he left our radio station as he got another job. A few months down the line I saw him in PC World working for Google. He told me that radio was a difficult career to find a job in and as a result he had to go and source another job since he was still waiting to get something from this new job.
Despite this, radio is a passion of mine and my radio show is still going ahead, despite a temporary break. Like everything within the media industry, there are the positives/negatives that you have to deal with, but it is worth it in the end.
INSPIRED BY FROST
Book 3 in The Crystal Frost Series
by Alicia Rades
Crystal Frost has grown accustomed to the supernatural, but months of passive paranormal activity have left her believing her mother’s wedding will be a breeze. That changes when a ghost named Melissa shows up in Crystal’s dressing room while she’s picking out her maid of honor dress. Crystal takes on this new psychic mission without question, immediately determined to save Sage, the girl Melissa warned her about. But how do you save a girl from a deadly fate when you don’t know how she’s going to die?
Releases June 14th, 2016
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Alicia Rades is an award-winning young adult paranormal author with a love for supernatural stories set in the modern world. When she’s not plotting out fiction novels, she’s running her own professional writing business, plowing her way through her never-ending reading list, or preparing for the backpacking trips she takes every summer. In college, Alicia majored in communications with an emphasis on professional writing. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two cats.
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So I thought I would post one of my first poems I ever wrote, please let me know what you think of it, any feedback is very much welcome:
I looked up with a quick glance,
That ever so distant stare,
Cause I was beyond now,
There was nothing I could do,
I sit and wait,
For it to begin again,
It started with the hurtful name calling,
It ended with,
Well that’s the point,
It didn’t end,
And it probably never will,
I think about all the chances I have,
I could just escape this word,
If I really wanted to,
Mum would be fine,
She has Millie,
But what about Mille,
My little baby sister,
How would my mother explain?
How would she make it alright again?
I’m too far gone,
I’m slipping away,
I’m out of my depth,
But I survive,
I keep going for Millie,
She is what makes the suffering worthwhile,
It’s all for her,
Without her I couldn’t go on,
That’s a fact,
It started with the names,
Then a single punch,
I don’t blame them,
I probably deserve it,
I used to be just like them,
Calling the shots,
Mucking up another’s life,
It changed with the new school,
It was downhill from there,
One day I will end,
I wish that was soon,
I can barely hang on much longer,
Simply just slipping away