With the rise of online radio and podcasts, getting on the air seems easier than ever. And yet, with all the competition out there, cutting through the noise isn’t always as simple as it looks. The FADER spoke to some of our favorite radio personalities from across commercial, online, and BBC radio in the U.K. and U.S. about why they wanted to be broadcasters, the challenges they overcame, and the best things about the jobs they have today.
BBC Radio 1 (U.K.), Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Streetz 94.5 (Atlanta), Monday-Friday 6-10 p.m.
Radar (U.K.), Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Hot 97 (New York), Monday-Friday 5-10 a.m. and Sirius/XM Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Rinse FM, Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m., currently on summer hiatus
NTS (U.K.), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.