How would someone get a broadcasting job in the 1950s?

I am writing a paper as if I am 20-years-old and the year is 1955. What kind of education/ training would I need to get a job in radio broadcasting during this year? I am 20 years old now but was born in 1990, so this kind of information I am not sure of. Any help is appreciated!

Asked By: megan<3333 - 4/26/2011
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You needed to get the most general and liberal education you could get... More
Answered By: Upward Bound Precalc Tutor - 4/27/2011
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Back then you might be able to walk in and ask for a job and they might give you the weekend shift. Most radio stations I worked with (in the 80's and 90's) wanted an audition tape and stations may have wanted them back then too. someone also could have gone ein and offered to sweep floors or do that kind of work for... More
Answered By: Roadwalker - 4/26/2011
These are both good answers. I would only add that 1955 (and the fifties in general) was a bleak time for radio. Television was the newest thing and radio stations were trying to break out of the old quarter-hour programming they had featured. The music wasn't very good, Talk shows hadn't really caught on and no one... More
Answered By: Duh - 4/30/2011
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