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‘Presence of mind coupled with communication skills makes you a good RJ’

Ashriya Gupta, class 7 student at Apeejay School, Model Town, speaks about her experience as Bal Bhaskar Chhota RJ at MY FM 94.3 Jalandhar



My FM 94.3 Jalandhar is the go to station among Jalandhar nivaasis for their soulful tracks and insightful podcasts. They have recently initiated a unique contest – ‘Bal Bhaskar Chhota RJ’ – to promote young talent from the grassroot level. Time and again Apeejay students have made their alma mater proud with this time being no exception. 

Ashriya Gupta, class 7 student from Apeejay School, Model Town, was selected to be part of a radio show alongside veteran radio jockey RJ Garry. In an exclusive interview, the budding RJ mentions three qualities that every radio jockey must possess as well as shares her experience on being an RJ for a day. Edited excerpts:

How did you come to know about the contest?

My Headmistress Namrata ma’am informed me about this. I also heard the advertisements on the radio while travelling in the car. So, I was aware about the contest and eager to participate in it.                                                                                                

How was the experience at the radio show? 

I am an actor. I have been performing for many years, and I have also won some awards at the national stage. I have done some web series and also a little bit of theater as well. So, I performed a comedy act which was  followed by a motivational poem. 

I worked with RJ Garry in the show and he was so nice to me. He is very humble as a person. I was happy to work with him. He has a great sense of humour. 

How did your school help you to achieve this milestone?

I am grateful to the school for selecting me and giving me this unique opportunity. It was a very big moment for me. Three cheers to them!

Would you like to become an RJ in the future?

I don’t have any such plans as of now. But if I get an opportunity to do that, I would certainly go for it.     

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]