The auditorium was fully packed and the audience was enthralled. The occasion was special as the students had gathered to meet the man behind the distinct voice. Sharda University students geared up on the 29th of September 2016 to welcome the person with a meticulous voice and exemplary wit, RJ Naved from Radio Mirchi, 98.3 FM channel. The RJ was invited to host a talk show specially organized by the Department of Mass Communication, which was open to all.
The event was held in the afternoon where students and faculty members came in good number. The auditorium was filled with laughs and giggles as RJ Naved kept the listeners hooked to his jokes and funny satirical remarks. He shared details about how he started Radio Jockeying back then in the year 2002 when the scenario in the radio offices was very different. RJs then used to read news in the same monotonous way without any voice modulation or voice overs. Hosting a spicy talk show was a never thought idea and the same idea changed the things for ever. He shared with the students how his evening talk show ‘Murga’ which, involves prank calling people, became so viral.
Elaborating more on the same, the RJ told that initially, he had to cope up with the comments that people hurled at him. Later, he found a better way of keeping the phone receiver aside when people passed negative marks. In this way, the RJ explained to the youth that in any profession, there would be hurdles, but they should think of their own ways by which they can ignore the problems and focus on work. Naved also told the audience how he excelled in the industry by keeping his personal life away from the professional.
The second part of the event comprised a ‘Question-Answer’ round where Sharda University’s upcoming RJs, public speakers, and stage artists tossed questions at Mr. Naved. The RJ was particularly moved by the instinct of a student who shared her personal experience. The girl, a student of Mass Communication wanted to pursue career as an RJ. She said that she was initially given the title of chatter-box by her friends, after which she got inspired and decided to take up speaking as a profession, rather than being depressed. The RJ trumpeted the will and confidence of the girl who shared the experience with everyone present in the auditorium.
When asked by a student how he could take up career as an RJ, Naved encouraged students to join the University community radio, Suno Sharda 90.8FM and give a platform to their voice.
Every student and faculty member present in the audience enjoyed the presence of the RJ. The afternoon was made a remarkable one with humour, Radio related information and motivational words shared by RJ Naved. The event ended on a pleasant note with the organizers extending a word of thanks to the guest.