Date Added: Jan 2010
Radio and television announcing is very important in introducing events, people, news, and other things to the audience. Radio and television announcers capture the public's interest, build a large audience, and give out important and accurate information on many different topics. Announcers should complete formal training in broadcasting from a technical school, college, or private broadcasting school to be competitive in the field. These training programs prepare students to work with new technologies. Employment of announcers is expected to decline moderately, decreasing 7% from 2006 to 2016. The consolidation of radio and television stations, technological advances, and the growth of alternative media sources will drive the decline in employment.