This may be the wrong board to post this at, but I'm willing to take whatever shot I can at this because I'm DYING to get my first crack in this industry, and I need as much advice as I can.
For those who do not know, I'm a 21-year-old aspiring DJ looking to get my foot in the door with dreams of landing a spot in one of the Top 20 markets. I have graduated from Specs Howard in November of last year, in addition to completing an internship for a morning-drive show that lasted eight months. I've been actively looking for jobs ever since, but it seems that I feel as if I'm looking in the wrong areas, or maybe I'm just looking for nothing at all.
A little bit more about me; I have on-air experience, albeit at a college radio station (if one were to qualify that as "experience") while attending Ball State University for one year. I primarily did overnights live from 12 to 7 am, but I also did fill-in work, select weekends (mainly from 5 until whenever the pregame football coverage began), and I also did remote broadcasts on-and-off during the tail-end of the Spring semester.
I'm not trying to be bashful or anything, I just want to be on-air, something that I've always wanted to do and have been chasing after for the youngest. That being said, I'm willing to work at WHOMEVER IS WILLING TO HIRE ME at any station, regardless of what market it is. But I wanna start in a small market and then work my way up; obviously I can't expect to start at the top with the big dogs, and I accept that. If anyone, ANYONE with experience in this industry have any advice whatsoever (good, bad, questionable, looked it up on Google, doesn't matter); if any PD at a small market has any leads; if you would like to comment on this thread, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO DO SO!!!
Thanks in advance for taking the time out to read this thread, and I'm looking forward to your comments