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RADIO: Afternoon Drive Host & Music Dir.-F/T

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Closing On:
Thursday, 8th September 2022
Tuesday, 8th November 2022
Location: Spokane, Washington

Job Description:

Afternoon Drive Host & Music Director | KXLY-FM (The Big Coyote Country)| Spokane, WA


About us:

KXLY-FM (The Big Coyote Country) ispart of the KXLY Radio Group, a Morgan Murphy Media company.  We are a family-owned, people first business located in Spokane, Washington, and ourcommunity is at the core of what we do and who we are. 


About this opportunity:

KXLY-FM (The Big Coyote Country) is searching for an entertaining and engaging afternoon drive host and music director.  In addition to time spent in the studio, you will be out in the community at events and client remotes meeting our amazing listeners which can take place outside of your normal on-air show.  If you can show us your creative and compelling on-air and social media/digital content skills, we want to hear from you.


What you’ll do:

  • Schedule music through RCS and work with daily logs as directed by the Program Director
  • Create compelling social media content daily
  • Establish relationship with listeners by providing entertainment and/or information of interest consistent with format, genre, and targeted demographic audience
  • Interview guests, converse with callers, and host live events
  • Adhere to all guidelines, policies and procedures of the station, the FCC, and all other federal, state, and local laws, including policies and procedures regarding indecency and obscenity
  • Prepare for an air shift using creativity, imagination, and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping or broadcasting on-air material
  • Ensure logged commercials, promotions, and any other programming essential to the station’s operation are aired
  • Maintain a website personality page
  • Participate in required station Programming, Promotions, and Sales staff meetings and events
  • Make regular approved appearances at paid and non-paid station events; serve as ambassador for the radio station(s) when out in public
  • Execute only the interviews and events on air that are approved by Program Director; follow designated show format
  • Assist with voice over and production of paid and non-paid spots required to run on the station
  • Finalize content using digital audio editing software
  • Prepare written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs, or other social media platforms
  • Check studio equipment for proper functioning and notify Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast


What you’ll bring:

  • 3+ years of successful experience as broadcast show host required
  • Strong knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations
  • Proficiency in media production and broadcast systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and social networking
  • Ability to be socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune daily with the local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions
  • Demonstrated upbeat personality, informative, entertaining, and engaging on the air; able to relate to station audience
  • Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and editing skills; proficient in grammar; ability to make others feel comfortable and open up on air
  • Demonstrated creativity and imagination
  • Ability to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations and personalities
  • Can work well in a team environment; collaborative
  • Ability to adapt to changes in schedules and maintain composure in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines



Preferred Skills:

What KXLY Radio Group offers:

  • We’re a dynamic and progressive family-owned business that values our employees, our culture and our community
  • We are a team of talented and creative professionals.  Who wouldn’t want to work with the best in the business?
  • We are committed to maintaining a culture where employees can flourish and grow, professionally and personally
  • We offer competitive compensation and benefits
  • Our robust benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and long-term disability insurance, EAP, flexible spending account, and 401(k)
  • Time off work/life balance is important to us.   We provide vacation days, sick days, personal days and 9 paid holidays


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