I started work at Radio Medford as a part-time production assistant in September 2014. Radio Medford is a group of six Medford-area commercial stations housed in one building.
Just one month later, I was promoted to assistant program director and got full-time hours. In May 2015, I was promoted again to program director for 96.1 FM/580 AM ESPN Radio. The station is now called 96.1/580 The Game.
Most of my time consisted of monitoring and scheduling the programming for 96.1 FM/580 AM ESPN Radio. I also provided play-by-play for St. Mary’s High School on those stations.
My other daily duties consisted of the following:
- keeping a weekly schedule of sports coverage for both stations and communicating this schedule to sports fans and local media outlets through text alerts and e-mails
- programming sporting events using Playlist Editor and websites that monitor our satellites
- uploading various syndicated shows and advertising barter to WideOrbit
- writing and recording three local news updates a day
- providing voice-overs in game promos and local ads
- assisting with ad production when called upon.
In short, there were a lot of hats I wear in one day, which required efficient multitasking.
I loved using Adobe Audition for production and would love an opportunity to do more production in the future. For instance, I had the chance to produce and voice a variety of ads.
Voicing news updates kept my on-air voice fresh. These four audio clips show not only how accommodating it is, but also how much experience I have writing broadcast scripts.
I’ve also produced many other types of broadcast audio and have those examples here.