Career Details

Radio Talk Show Host


Career Overview

A radio talk show host will prepare and provide a talk show on the radio. In addition to hosting the actual radio show, the host may need to sell advertisements for the show.


A four-year bachelor's degree, although not required, will increase opportunities for someone to get into this position. A degree in any of these areas may be helpful - communications, journalism, history, theater, or any related fields.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$25,000 /yr
$56,000 /yr
$163,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Journalism
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • History
Future Outlook

Because of the small number of positions and the large number of people who would like these positions, there will likely be a lot of competition for these positions.

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Work Environment

Radio talk show hosts work for radio stations - surprise! :)


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