Ian Sterling is an Entertainer living in London, Ontario, Canada. He's both a radio and television performer. You can watch and listen to his broadcast clips from The Ian Sterling Show online here at iansterling.com. When Ian Sterling became a radio
personality, he was excited about everything except the Canadian
winters! The radio industry is very competitive. Each radio personality has to be good
in order to remain on the air. Ian Sterling is
thrilled to be able to work as a Radio Personality and live in the city of London, Ontario, Canada. However, Ian Sterling had to find
something to look forward to in London during the winter when he was outdoors
and not on the radio. This is when Ian Sterling discovered snowboarding! The
first day was incredibly difficult on the butt. If you snowboard, you
understand... Ian Sterling from London, Ontario is used to cushy butt pading while he's working as a
radio personality at a radio station. Ian Sterling firmly believes in pillows
being attached to rear ends when first learning to snowboard. Snowboarding is
actually similar to being a radio personality. They're both fun,
you get to meet a lot of cool people and you don't have to wear a tie. ...or
underwear for that matter. Ian Sterling now looks forward to winter in
London, Ontario and looks forward to hearing any other similarities between
snowboarding and being a radio personality, because, well, it's a bit of a
stretch isn't it. Holy cow is it ever windy in London today! Wind is the enemy of an
radio personality from London, Ontario's hair. Sometimes people wonder, "how does a radio
personality come up with stuff to talk about?". Well, often radio
personalities simply talk about what's going on in their own lives. Ian
Sterling doesn't have much of a life, so he doesn't draw from that angle, but
others who work as a radio personality in London, Ontario, Canada do! Ian Sterling likes to
find out what people in London, Ontario are talking about. What the hot topics are.
Like, for example, the London Knights. Ian Sterling puts his spin on conversation and that's personality radio. Ian Sterling
does have a face for radio. One really only a mother could love. By the way, Ian's mother lives in London, Ontario, Canada as well. One word that
could describe Ian Sterling 's personality on the air waves is:
Weirdo. Actually, on and off the air you could say that about Ian Sterling in London.
Did I mention it's windy in London? Radio Personality Ian Sterling grew up in London, Ontario. Ian Sterling like to do remotes and live on location
radio station broadcasts. Remotes are where a radio
personality does a broadcast, perhaps from London, Ontario at a local business and promotes their
products and or services. These are usually on the radio on weekends. The live
on location radio broadcasts in London typically are from events such as
one of the many London, Ontario, Canada festivals, parades or before and after major concerts /
shows. Ian Sterling is a fan of live on location radio broadcasts throughout
London, Ontario. Ian Sterling, in particular, is not a fan of
being a radio personality doing a broadcast outside when it's RAINING and while
surrounded by electrical radio broadcast equipment. One word:
D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S! Two words: L-I-F-E T-H-R-E-A-T-E-N-I-N-G! Seven words:
I-T-'-S A-M-A-Z-I-N-G I-A-N S-T-E-R-L-I-N-G I-S S-T-I-L-L
A-L-I-V-E!! Eighteen words: ...oh nevermind. Ian took the radio broadcasting announcing course at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Canada. Listen to Ian Sterling and his radio sound clips of fun bits, phone scams, celebrities, creations of fun parody songs and more:
Ian Sterling considers being a radio personality an honour. There aren't a lot of Radio personality jobs. Consider all of the jobs available in London, Ontario, Canada. There are less than a hundred full time radio personality positions to be had. Ian Sterling from London, Ontario feels very lucky to be a radio personality. A radio personality like Ian Sterling has to appreciate the fact that many people listen for music. Radio listeners everywhere, including London, Ontario, Canada like to hear what's new with artists and what is going on in their city. Ian Sterling has been a radio personality for over 10 years and has worked in London, Ontario, Brockville, Ontario and in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A radio personality has to be experienced, friendly, conversational and able to entertain an audience with a topical, relatable agenda. If not, a radio personality in a city such as London, Ontario will not hold a job for long. Ian Sterling, in London, Ontario, Canada, certainly enjoys speaking with his listeners. Ian Sterling's personality fits radio well. He likes to meet people and is outgoing. Ian Sterling has been a London Knights fan since the late 80's. Following hockey in London, Ontario, Canada is a given. Being a radio personality, Ian Sterling gets to share his excitment and his passion with many people. Ian Sterling has held the title of most listened to midday show in Edmonton, Alberta several times. Considering that there are more radio stations in Edmonton per capita than any other city in North America, that is an accomplishment Ian is proud of. That also means of course that there were more people with the title of radio personality competing against Ian Sterling as well in Edmonton. If you would like to become a radio personality, you are more than welcome to contact Ian Sterling in London, Ontario, Canada. Ian often speaks with young men and woman looking to enter the field of radio and become a radio personality. The advice that radio personality from London, Ontario, Canada Ian Sterling shares the most with people who aspire to be a radio personality, is to stay focused. Not stray from the goal of being a radio personality. Ian Sterling offers the same advice to anyone in London. Ian Sterling believes that anyone can do what they really want to and put their heart and soul into the quest.
Ian Sterling's job as a Radio Announcer:
Announcers in radio in London, Ontario, Canada and across the country perform a variety of tasks on and off the air. They announce station program information, such as program schedules and station breaks for commercials, or public service information, and they introduce and close programs. Announcers in London, Ontario read prepared scripts or ad-lib commentary on the air, as they present news, sports, weather, time, and commercials in London, Ontario. If a written script is required, they may do the research and writing. London, Ontario announcers also interview guests and moderate panels or discussions in London all the time. Some provide commentary for the audience during sporting events, at parades, and on other occasions. London Announcers often are well known to radio and television audiences and may make promotional appearances and remote broadcasts for their stations in the London, Ontario area.
Radio Announcers in London often are called disc jockeys (DJs). Some disc jockeys like Ian Sterling from London, Ontario, Canada specialize in one kind of music, announcing selections as they air them. Most DJs do not select much of the music they play in London (although they often did so in the past); instead, they follow schedules of London, Ontario commercials, talk, and play music provided to them by management. While on the air, London, Ontario, Canada DJs comment on the music, weather, and traffic. They may take requests from listeners, interview guests, and manage listener contests.
London Newscasters, or anchors, work at large stations and specialize in news, sports, or weather. London, Ontario radio show hosts may specialize in a certain area of interest, such as politics, personal finance, sports, or health. They contribute to the preparation of the program’s content, interview London, Ontario guests, and discuss issues with listeners concerning the city of London. Radio Announcers in smaller cities than London, Ontario, Canada may cover all of these areas and tend to have more off-air duties as well. Ian Sterling has done this in the past. They may operate the control board, monitor the transmitter, sell commercial time to London, Ontario radio advertisers, keep a log of the radio station’s daily programming, and produce radio advertisements and other recorded material. Advances in technology make it possible for radio announcers in London, Ontario to do some work previously performed by broadcast radio technicians. At many music stations, the announcer, like Ian Sterling, is simultaneously responsible for both announcing and operating the control board, which is used to broadcast programming, commercials, and public-service announcements according to the radio station’s schedule. London, Ontario public radio and television announcers are involved in radio station fundraising efforts. Changes in technology have led to more remote operation of radio stations in London. Several radio stations in different locations of the same region may be operated from one office. Some London, Ontario radio stations operate without any staff overnight, playing programming from a satellite feed or using radio programming that was recorded earlier, including segments from announcers.
Ian Sterling and announcers in London, Ontario, Canada frequently participate in community activities. Sports radio announcers from London, for example, may serve as masters of ceremonies at London sports banquets or may greet customers at openings of sporting goods stores throughout London.
Although Ian Sterling and most London, Ontario announcers are employed in broadcasting, some are employed in the motion picture production industry. Public address system Announcers provide information to the audience at sporting, performing arts, and other events in London. Some London, Ontario disc jockeys announce and play music at clubs, dances, restaurants, and weddings.
London, Ontario, Canada Announcers like Ian Sterling usually work in well-lighted, air-conditioned, soundproof studios. The radio broadcast day is long and many are on the air 24 hours a day—so announcers can expect to work unusual hours. All radio stations in London, Ontario have early-morning radio shows, when most people are getting ready for work or commuting. Ian Sterling and London, Ontario, Canada announcers often work within tight schedule constraints. For many London, Ontario radio announcers, the intangible rewards—creative work, many personal contacts, and the fun, far outweigh the disadvantages of irregular and often unpredictable hours.
Some radio announcers in London, Ontario are self-employed freelance London radio announcers who sold their services for individual assignments to radio networks and radio stations or to advertising agencies and other independent radio producers. About a third of all London radio announcers work part time. Radio Announcer Ian Sterling from London, Ontario, has been working full-time in radio for over 10 years on FM and AM radio stations.
Formal training in a radio broadcasting from a college or technical school (private broadcasting school) is valuable. Most radio Announcers, like radio personality Ian Sterling, have a radio broadcasting diploma. Ian Sterling graduated from Fanshawe college in London, Ontario, Canada. Radio station Managers pay special attention to taped auditions that show an applicant’s delivery and style on radio commercials, news, and interviews. A beginner’s chance of landing an on-air job in radio in London, Ontario, Canada is slim. For London radio, newcomers usually start out operating equipment. Radio Announcers usually begin at a radio station in a smaller community than London, Ontario and, if they are qualified, may move to a better paying radio announcer job in a larger city. They also may advance by hosting a regular program as a disc jockey, sportscaster, or other specialist. Competition London, Ontario radio jobs is particularly high because of how nice London is.
Radio Announcers in London, Ontario, Canada must have a nice and well-controlled voice, good timing, excellent pronunciation, and correct grammar. Radio Announcer Ian Sterling is from the hood however, so sometimes he speaks like he's wicked cool, y'know what I'm SAYIN'!? College radio broadcasting programs offer courses, such as voice and diction, to help students improve their vocal qualities. Knowledge of entertainment, sports, music, business, politics, and other subjects likely to be covered in radio broadcasts improves one’s chances for success in London, Ontario. A Radio Announcer also must be computer literate, because programming is created and edited by computer. A London, Ontario radio announcer needs strong writing skills, because they normally write their own material. In addition, they should be able to ad-lib all or part of a show and to work under tight deadlines. Wearing tight underwear is a bad idea. To be a successful Radio Announcer in London, you must do like Ian Sterling and attract an audience by combining personality with entertainment. Courses in English, public speaking, drama, and computer science are valuable, and hobbies such as sports and music are additional assets. London, Ontario Radio Students may gain valuable experience at campus radio and at commercial stations while serving as interns. Radio Announcer Ian Sterling, from London, Ontario, Canada, enjoys having an intern around to do things such as get him coffee. Just kidding. They pick up his laundry at Peters Dry Cleaners in London. Paid or unpaid London, Ontario radio internships provide students with hands-on training and the chance to establish contacts in the industry. Unpaid London interns often receive college credits and are allowed to observe and assist station employees. Although the government limits the work unpaid interns may perform at a radio station, unpaid London, Ontario internships are the rule. Unpaid internships in London, Ontario sometimes lead to paid internships and on-air positions in London. Radio stations in cities smaller than London, Ontario, Canada, are more likely to hire beginners, but the pay is low. Applicants in London, Ontario who have completed internships in London or have related work experience usually receive preference for available positions. Because competition for ratings is so intense in cities like London, Ontario, radio stations will continue to seek an announcer who has proven that he or she can attract and retain a sizable audience.
A Radio Announcer who is knowledgeable in business, consumer, and health news may have an advantage over others. Radio Announcer Ian Sterling from London, Ontario, Canada has experience in shoveling horse manure. While specialization is more common at large stations and the networks, many small stations also encourage shovelling the sh*.
Gettin a job of being a radio announcer is expected to decline through 2012, due to the lack of growth of new radio stations and consolidation of existing radio stations, but some radio announcer job openings in London, Ontario will arise from the need to replace those who transfer to other kinds of work or leave the radio industry. Occasionally a radio announcer leaves the radio field in London because he or she cannot advance to better paying jobs. Changes in radio station ownership, format, and ratings frequently cause periods of unemployment for announcers in London. It is shocking, but Ian Sterling still has a radio job!
New technology and the growth of alternative media sources for London, Ontario, Canada will contribute to the expected decline in employment for radio announcers. Digital technology is increasing the productivity of London, Ontario radio announcers, reducing the time required to edit material and production in Edmonton. Salaries in radio broadcasting vary widely, but generally are relatively low, except for an announcer who works for London, Ontario radio station that has many listeners. Ian Sterling has worked in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that has a population of over a million people, but still got paid crap. The success of a radio announcer depends upon how well he or she communicates. A radio announcer also must entertain an audience. If you have honestly read all of this, Ian Sterling has a question for you. WHY?
Ian Sterling is not only a radio announcer, but has also been a disc jockey for nightclubs in Ontario and Alberta, Canada. Ian Sterling likes that both jobs allow creativity. When Ian Sterling works as a Radio disc jockey, he plays music, chats about topical things, such as weather, holds conversations with celebrities or call-in listeners. When Ian Sterling is a Club DJ in Ontario or Alberta, he mixes music, sound effects, and special effects and occasionally provides time-filling chitter-chatter between songs! ;) Each DJ must be in command of their specialty-genre of music, demographic of the audience, and sensitive to listener responses. Ian Sterling as a radio disc jockey from London, Ontario, Canada must be able to spin off on an item in the news or a hot new song. “I think about how things connect,” said radio announcer Ian Sterling. Being organized and synchronized is crucial. Songs must fill a certain span of time; commercials have to be aired during specific blocks. Ian Sterling and other London, Ontario Disc jockeys must be able to coordinate what plays when, within time and keeping in mind audience constraints while on the air. A London, Ontario radio DJ, like Ian Sterling must build an audience. Most have a consistent approach, and field calls and requests from interested radio listeners to develop a loyal listening audience. Since only one person is usually on the air in London at any given time outside of the morning show, the London on air DJs get lonely. Because of this, Ian Sterling has several invisible radio friends in the London, Ontario, area. Over 75 percent of our surveys mentioned “isolation” as one of the biggest drawbacks. When radio announcer Ian Sterling works as a club disc jockey, he keeps regular hours, usually working from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Most DJs don’t socialize regularly with those who do not keep the same unusual hours, but because radio announcer Ian Sterling also works on the air, he's somewhat of a strange nut. London, Ontario Club DJs must keep the crowd interested in dancing, so they must know a wide variety of styles and songs which appeal to different groups. Therefore radio announcer Ian Sterling from London, Ontario, Canada is quite familiar with several styles of music. London record promoters and agents try to flood high-profile DJs with new albums, hoping to provide exposure for their acts. Radio Announcer Ian Sterling has yet to receive any call from a record promoter, but is waiting patiently. Over 40 percent of all DJs in Ontario work part-time and find it difficult to land regular, reasonably paying gigs. London, Ontario Radio Announcer Ian Sterling doesn't get paid well as a radio disc jockey or a club disc jockey. Many club DJs move to large urban centers such as Edmonton to find a market which will support their services, but it’s still difficult to get hired initially without a following that you can be expected to draw to an Edmonton club.
No specific educational requirements exist to become a disc jockey in a club. Having a good live is asset.
Many do what radio announcer Ian Sterling from London, Ontario has done and create tapes of their shows and save clippings to use as introductions to professional radio stations. Radio Announcer Ian Sterling is able to fill empty space with information and have a clear, clean speaking voice except after heavy drinking nights. London Radio Announcer Ian Sterling has only caught one radio station on fire in Alberta and Ontario, Canada. I sure hope you didn't read all of this garbage.