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Radio On-Air Announcer & Sports Play-by-Play

KDSN Radio

Job description:

Announces and plans on-air radio shows to inform, entertain, and engage local listening audiences. Also performs additional duties such as production, assisting program/music/promotions managers, operating transmitter, writing & producing spots and digital ads.


  • Associate's degree in related field or equivalent from two-year College or technical school.
  • Two years of on-air & technical experience
  • 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 skills with computer, editing equipment, and other broadcast-related devices
  • Great with Social Media

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepares and creates a topical show by gathering info 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.
  • Play-by-Play sporting events and writing short sporting reports for air on the radio.
  • Answers phone lines, interviews audience members who telephone musical requests.
  • Airs contests to the specs of the program or promotions directors.
  • Plans and stages community events, including hosting/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 the local community.
  • Ensures logged commercials, promotions, sweepers and all programming elements essential to the station's operations are aired.
  • Operates control console.
  • Performs commercial production.
  • Follows and enforces FCC regulations, station & company policies, including implementing station's / state's EAS procedures.
  • 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 PSA's.
  • Performs additional duties such as production, website & social media updates, assisting program/music/promotions 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.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $28,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Denison, IA 51442: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Journalism: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location


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