Radio Host
Zaina El Hage

About the job:

What you do

As a Radio Host, you present news on the radio. You tell the listeners about the latest events and also provide them with relevant information. You are required to research about the latest topics and events so that you have good knowledge about them.

The tough stuff

As a Radio Host, you will have to:

  • Stay calm and remain cool while you are live on air
  • Constantly find ways to keep your listeners entertained
The cool stuff

As a Radio Host, you will get to:

  • Entertain large numbers of people
  • Inform your listeners about cool trends and current events
  • Sometimes be recognized by your voice in public places
Typical work hours
  • 20-40 hours per week
  • 20% nights or weekends

If you host a specific show, you have to be available for it every day on the same time.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Languages (English or French or Arabic)
Best high school track(s)
  • Humanities
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Originality
  • Memorization

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/TV/Film, Communications, Journalism or Broadcasting
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Zaina El Hage was only supposed to be interning at Virgin Radio Lebanon for one month, but she never left! It seems to be a trend at VRL, because after coming in for a meeting Boudy Boustany’s voice soon led him to be part of the team too! Do you have what it takes to host a drivetime show? Watch the Nooreed Insider Interview and see if it could be you sharing the mike with Zaina and Boudy!


From Weather & Traffic updates, Zaina worked in range of shows, and fronted the very first show with a solo female host in Lebanon.

Fast forward to June 6, 2017, Zaina was joined by now co-host Boudy Boustany. Boudy is the lead vocalist in the band The JLP Show, which was part of the Virgin Radio Live team. After coming in for a meeting at the Virgin Radio offices, his voice soon led him to be part of the team. He started with a few links to introduce tracks on the weekends and then joined Zaina two days a week to later become the cohost on The Drive with Zaina, bringing with him his guitar for a few musical sessions.