Radio show host - Salary and Career
Events, programs and shows presenters

Radio show host - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They present and/or animate radio and television programs, popular parties, events, circus attractions or other types of shows, are guided by scripts or improvise to amuse, inform, educate the public, viewer or listener. They conduct public, corporate and social events in person, following a script prepared by organizers.

How much does an Radio show host earn

A Radio show host earns between $1.071 and $4.042 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.756 and a median salary of $1.406 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 64 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Radio show host

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.756 21.070 439 9
1º Quartile 1.071 12.852 268 6
Median Salary 1.406 16.871 351 8
3º Quartile 3.082 36.988 771 17
Higher Salary 4.042 48.499 1.010 22


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • popular arts artists and models
        • events, programs and shows presenters

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Main workplaces

Events, programs and shows presenters the professionals work in recreational, sports and cultural activities at events and parties in general, radio and TV programs and circuses. With the exception of the few who work in radio and TV and in larger circuses, who are registered employees and can count on some regularity with regard to the content of the work and the places and times in which it is performed, the vast majority are self-employed. , having to be able to deal with the lack of predictability regarding the offer, places and working hours and the subject addressed. Professionals are particularly interested in the ability to adapt to different situations and the ability to empathize with the public. On this ultimately depends his success in carrying out his family's occupations. In some activities, some professionals may work in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods, at great heights, under intense noise, as well as under constant stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Events, programs and shows presenters

Professional training takes place in practice, in the exercise of the function, to a large extent, from the observation of the various styles of presentation existing in the media and their adaptation to personal characteristics and those of the target audience. There are, in small numbers, specialized professionals such as conductors, sports referees, art and literature critics who present programs in their areas of expertise, although they do not consider this activity as their main activity.


Functions and activities of Radio show host

Events, programs and shows presenters must:

  • prepare presentation and transmission;
  • search information to transmit in the show, event or program;
  • transmitting credibility to the viewer, viewer and listener;
  • transmitting credibility to the spectator, viewer and listener;
  • conveying credibility to the viewer, viewer and listener;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • introduce attractions, programs and events;
  • research information to transmit in the show, event or program;
  • communicate;
  • search information to broadcast in the show, event or program;
  • inform the spectator, viewer and listener;
  • inform viewer, viewer and listener;
  • search for information to be transmitted in the show, event or program;
  • display attractions, programs and events;
  • convey credibility to the viewer, viewer and listener;
  • conduct show, event or program;
  • prepare presentation and broadcast;
  • search for information to transmit in the show, event or program;
  • conduct a show, event or program;
  • inform the viewer, viewer and listener;
  • presenting attractions, programs and events;

  • Activities

    • convey sponsor/organiser information;
    • prepare texts and comments for shows, events or programs;
    • meet audience expectations;
    • opin on the formatting of the show, event or program, when requested;
    • opinion on the daily agenda;
    • claim responses to problems presented in the program;
    • keep the audience's attention;
    • arrive early;
    • demonstrate common sense;
    • warm up the voice (nuances and mix);
    • read the information (scripts) to resolve doubts in advance;
    • observe entry signs for vignettes, commercial inserts;
    • demonstrate ability to maintain physical posture;
    • demonstrate memorization ability;
    • adapt the characterization of the presenter to the style of the show, event or program;
    • verify the content and form of the text;
    • demonstrate versatility;
    • create expectation in the spectator, viewer, listener;
    • record voiceovers in 'off';
    • adapt itinerary;
    • follow the roadmap;
    • notify facts and unforeseen events transmitting security during a show, event or program;
    • demonstrate knowledge of languages specific to different segments of society;
    • inform the public about events involved in the show/event (lost child, traffic etc);
    • attentive to cultural specificities and regional policies;
    • detail the information provided by the interviewee;
    • be aware of the presentation schedule;
    • meeting audience expectations;
    • demonstrate mastery of portuguese;
    • demonstrate improvisational skills;
    • select appropriate costume/clothing for show, event or program;
    • adapt physical posture and voice intonation (interpretation) to the information to be transmitted;
    • stay tuned for reporting times and entries in live programs and events ;
    • inform yourself about specific literature regarding the topics presented ;
    • check the correct pronunciation of names, acronyms, words;
    • interpret the text;
    • live up the show or broadcast (entertainment);
    • interview guests;
    • attention to the satisfaction of the public during the show, event or program;
    • request the script;
    • attention to cultural specificities and regional policies;
    • receive instructions from event organizers;
    • pronounce foreign words correctly;
    • demonstrate agility of reasoning;
    • demonstrate emotional control;
    • make calls regarding the show, event or program;
    • contact information sources (community leaders, trainers of opinion, politicians etc);
    • demonstrate voice mastery;
    • search the profile (social, economic, political) of the target audience;
    • check technical conditions required for presentation;
    • claim answers to problems presented in the program;
    • participate in the preparation of the script;
    • work as a team;
    • moderating event sequence and attendees;
    • convey promotional product information;
    • alert for the placement and removal of equipment;
    • be aware of the event's itinerary and its happenings;
    • beware of cultural specificities and regional policies;
    • contact sources of information (community leaders, trainers of opinion, politicians etc);
    • demonstrate care with personal appearance;
    • set the tone for the ceremony;
    • manage the times of the show, event or program;
    • show content of the show, event or program;
    • inform yourself through different media (printed , radio, television, internet);
    • interact with production, presentation and organization team members;
    • empathize with the public;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • prepare yourself physically and mentally for shows, events and programs;
    • prepare to interview guests;
    • select props for show, event or programs;
    • adjust to the organization's requirements regarding costumes and props;


    Sectors that hire Radio show host the most in the job market

    • radio activities
    • open television activities
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • retailer of clothing and accessories
    • associative activities
    • travel agencies
    • retailer of records, cds, dvds and tapes
    • restaurants and similar
    • higher education - undergraduate




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