DJ stands for disc jockey as in the person who depends on musical recordings for earning his daily bread. These places could include wedding receptions, bars and nightclubs, discotheques, and even at a stadium. One special type of DJ is the radio DJ or the radio disc jockey. The radio DJ's job description entails playing musical selections as per the playlist selected and provided by the radio station.

The radio DJ is an individual who presents and plays music broadcasted over AM, FM, shortwave, internet radio, etc. He works in a small air-conditioned soundproof studio. He is not personally responsible for the music playlist that he plays as the playlist is prepared by the radio station management to target a specific audience.

The work of the radio DJ includes playing music, discussing sports, news, reporting ads, conducting interviews with musicians and other famous people, and even answering calls from the listeners. A person who works as a radio DJ full-time works for either five or six days a week and has to continue talking for four hours at a time. The DJ has to be able to think on his feet as he has to talk without a script many times. He has a lot of work to put in like preparing a script, writing commercials, and even making appearances in public.

DJ stands for disc jockey, however, it is difficult to get into the field. Capabilities a radio DJ should possess include having attended classes in broadcast journalism along with a good knowledge of English in both its spoken and written forms and a pleasant baritone. Music knowledge is an added qualification.

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