By Guest Post / October 27, 2014
Editor’s note:"From AIR's Archive" brings forward some of the lost (or long-buried) profiles and advice about audiocraft that we've collected over the years. Robin White, the founder of Radio College, wrote this advice about an entrepreneurial approach to independent production. This story, published as "How to Make $60K a Year Freelancing in Public Radio," is one of the most-read pieces of advice we’ve ever published.
by Robin White
My search for a way to make a living as a journalist in, or around, radio has led to some depressing side trips over the years. As many producers do, I did some writing for guided museum tours. The low point came a couple of years ago when I was standing in a museum on the West Coast with Fluffy, the creative director of the audio company, screaming in my ear. "Fluffy" is not her real name.