jobs on the islands
I am a radio broadcaster and thinking about moving to one of the islands. I have never been there before and was wondering what job market there was on the islands for broadcasting?
Come for a visit before making any decisions. We have a total population of 102.000, so we are a very small market.
And Roger W. Morgan is already here!!
Roger speaks for many of us whose views aren't politically represented in the VI.
What station is roger on(if I can ask).
And it`s always entertaining to hear the other side such as Mario Moorhead interviewing Bert bryan!
as someone who has worked stateside and here in radio, i must say that the salaries are not the best for radio personalities here except in rare instances... such as when they come looking for you, make you an offer, and perhaps you have a contract. or, you could be part owner in the station or hold some other management position that makes you a valuable all-arounder. otherwise, you will have to "get in where you fit in" and be willing to learn a lot.
as with any city or town, there are local areas to learn about, local names to learn to pronounce correctly, and local personalities and historic figures to learn about. even if you only plan to deejay, you should expect to be called upon to interview community groups, read community calendar announcements or be in live remote broadcasts, and it's much easier if you are willing to listen and learn from those who are already doing it well.