The Hot91.9FM Radio Training Academy
At Hot 91.9fm we believe that success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your own life but what you inspire others to do in theirs. The Hot 91.9fm team and their partners have an immense amount of talent from all different areas within radio and added together these individual expertise is a powerful gift that deserves to be shared.
The first Hot 91.9fm Radio Training Academy course was held in 2015. Since it’s inception, the academy has welcomed over 125 students. During the first year talent was identified in a few students, three of whom went on to other stations and two who have now become part time presenters on Hot 91.9fm, namely Ryan Flynn and Adrian Naidoo. The 2017 course opened the door for Bunny Majaja who was quickly recognised for her wonderful humour and on air ability. After 10 months of the training, Bunny had proven she was ready for her debut and was given a week day contract with Hot 91.9fm.
The course is open to the public and is free of charge to anyone who has the passion for the radio broadcasting industry and the dedication to complete the course. The course comprises of 12 weeks of theory sessions which are held on Saturday mornings, followed by 5 practical sessions.
The first 3 months covers the theoretic aspects of radio. Sessions delve into the following subjects:
Fundimentals & Professionalism
Finding your voice
Technical - Radio 101 How Does FM & AM work?
The business of radio
Balance: Sales vs Programming
Voice Over Artist Techniques & Copywriting
Social & Digital Media
Content, Audio Production & Radio Imaging
News - Community Radio news
PR, Media & Marketing
- Vocal exercises
- Understanding the mic
- Hitting the ramp (intros and outros)
- Understanding the mixer
- Having suitable equipment (appropriate headphones)
- Scripting and copywriting to brief
- Recording and delivery
- Producing promos
- Production Training
How to use prep sites effectively