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Can a person from the United Kingdom become a DJ on a radio station in the United States, if he or she can only speak the same type of English that a person speaks on BBC World Service and BBC World News TV speaks?

The simple answer is Yes.

However, Some station would first have to desire to hire you, so the dialect and understandability would or could be a factor in that.

Secondly, moving to the USA would present Visa Status or Citizenship issues that
may be a concern.

All the best in the pursuit of your endeavors!

Bob Allen
Sorry about the delay, been away from my home computer and email.

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Bob Allen


Can answer questions about Commercial Radio Announcing, News Reporting and questions about college radio station founding. Areas of expertise include music, technique, news gathering, studio design and operation. General rounded knowledge of the Broadcast and Cable TV Industry.


Past On-Air personality at several AM and FM radio stations including WASH-FM in Washington DC. Currently semi-retired, operating a DJ service in South Florida. Also had career in Cable TV Programming...leading the industry in creation of local ad insertion in cable networks (e.g. USA (MSG) network, CNN)

AFTRA (American Federation of Radio and Television Artists) Inactive -
FCC License - Founder/Life Member Campus Broadcast Assn.,Western Connecticut State University.

Written about in numerous trade publications for innovative work in Cable TV programming and spot insertion in cable programming networks.

BA Communication Arts - Western Connecticut State University (1974)

Awards and Honors
1st Annual Radio/TV award - Western Connecticut State University and numerous other citations throught career.

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