Well, technically, it may be referred to as a podcast.
Still, don’t be afraid to make that jump!
While waiting for approval of your demo or audition and that big radio break you seek, you can take small useful steps now that can help build your profile, improve your ability and get you your own fanbase even before the Big Stations come calling!
Invest in Self. If you have a PC or a laptop, that’s a start. Next up, get a cheap microphone (If you’re in lagos, Nigeria there are lots of them in Computer Village). You can get the headset/mic combos. This is not about outstanding audio quality but about taking baby steps.
You will also need audio editing software. Audacity is free and available online. How to use it? search for tutorials on youtube. I also understand that my favourite tool the Adobe Audition 3.0 is now available for free as well. There are great tutorials on youtube courtesy of Mike Russell.
I did mention investing in Self. Well, that includes surrounding yourself with friends and family who can contribute financially as well as morally to support your vision and intentions.
Think about what you want to share. If you were actually given the freedom to develop a radio programme how would you go about it?
If you have to include music in your production, be wary of the royalty rules as they may apply…to be safe, find local music and artistes you can help promote on your platform.
Speaking of platforms, where would you host your show?
Also create social media links for ease of sharing.
Profit is not your priority at this stage and it will take a while to build an audience but it should encourage anyone hoping to hire you, once they know your passion knows no limits!
Get creative, do it now!!!
ALSO READ: 7 Reasons to Create Your Own Podcast