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Features |  07 Mar 2009 15:20 |  By RnMTeam

Archana Jani - A day in the life of a female RJ

A Josh filled morning at Big 92.7 FM as the breakfast show jock is nothing like a typical boring office job. Its completely action packed which requires you to be constantly on your creative toes. Presenting an innovative and entertaining point of view on relevant topics to your listeners each time takes a lot of R&D, constant connect and key insight into the listeners' lives. Radio being a very dynamic medium giving out information and news by the second required knowing your listener requirements by the minute and positively impacting their lives each day.

On a typical day-Monday to Saturday, I start my day early at 5:30 am as I host JOSH MORNINGS- the breakfast show on the station. Once I reach the station, the next five hours I focus on discussing the latest news and issues which impact the lives of Mumbaikars, and giving my listeners a jumpstart with my music  Bringing out the right content in the right mood through the five hour show is extremely creatively stimulating and requires lot of prep along with keeping myself updated by the second.

Post my show, a creative discussion with my producer for the next day's show brainstorming ideas after which I have lunch. Then there is prep for next day's show along with promo recordings after which I spend evenings with my listeners either in coffee shops or movie theatres where I go and interact and know them better and primarily get them to voice their opinions on air. Throughout the day, I am constantly engaged on ideas about the show and how I can further connect with listeners' everyday.

Overall, a day in the life of an RJ is full of fun and excitement as each day demands new and innovative ideas. Lot of people think that the profession just involves talking a lot on radio, but its packaging and providing our listeners as much value while keeping the talk time less and music and content to suit their moods more .Its not always a bed of roses as constantly I am on my toes hosting my show, preparing for next day's show, meeting with as many of my listeners each day and being the face of the radio station. I am privileged to have the excellent support system both on the personal and professional front which allows me to live life without compromises. I totally enjoy my career as a radio jockey and am glad I am able to devote myself completely to it.