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Morning Show Host/On-Air Announcer/Talent

Crawford County Broadcasting


Company Crawford County Broadcasting
Position Morning Show Host/On-Air Announcer/Talent
Jobdescription Announces and plans on-air radio shows to inform, entertain, and engage local listening audiences. Performs additional duties such as production, assisting program/music managers, operating transmitter, or writing & producing ads.


• Associate's degree in related field or equivalent from two-year College or technical school.

• Two years of on-air & technical experience

• An equivalent combo of education and experience will be considered

Skills and Abilities:

• Outgoing personality with a clear and distinct speaking voice

• Sharp wit and the ability to think quickly on one’s feet

• Excellent reading and ad-libbing skills

• Clear & concise writing skills

• Well versed in multi-platform content development

• Excellent computer skills and expertise with editing equipment, and other broadcast-related devices

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Writes script, contests and interview questions.

• Memorizes script, reads, or ad-libs to identify station, introduce and close shows, and announce station breaks, commercials, or public service information.

• Prepares and creates a topical show by gathering information from wire copy, periodicals, computer, and other media.

• Reads news flash to keep audience informed of important events.

• Records & edits interviews of guests, musicians, or other guests/personalities

• Interviews guest, and moderates panel or discussion show to entertain audience.

• Answers phone lines, interviews audience members who telephone musical requests.

• Airs contests according to the specs of the program or promotions directors.

• Plans and stages community events, including hosting and assisting at charity and community functions. Attends live, in-person appearances as requested by the station or clients.

• Provides live reports from site of event. Sets up equipment for remotes/events.

• Maintains and builds a positive cooperative attitude within the station and a strong personal community involvement.

• Ensures logged commercials, promotions, sweepers and any other programming element essential to the station's operations are aired.

• Operates control console.

• Performs commercial production.

• Follows and enforces FCC regulations, station and company policies, including implementing station's / state's EAS procedures.

• Performs additional duties such as production, assisting program/music managers, operating radio transmitter, or writing advertising copy. Plays music as specified by ops director and music log.

• Maintains flexibility to pick up/change shifts as necessary. Must be available to work weekends, holidays, etc. on a regular basis.

Apply Send resume and samples of works to Sue Miller-Payton


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