Radio Talk Show Host

What Does A Radio Talk Show Host Do?

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.

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How Do I Become A Radio Talk Show Host?

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.

What is the Average Salary For A Radio Talk Show Host?

High – 163,000
Median – 56,000
Low – 25,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Radio Talk Show Host?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Business
  • History

What Is The Work Environment For A Radio Talk Show Host?

Radio talk show hosts work for radio stations – surprise! 🙂

What Is The Future Outlook For A Radio Talk Show Host?

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.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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