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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5239
Occ. Group: 

Radio Station Operator

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under close supervision. Work performed in operating the station during air shift; playing previously designed program decisions; monitoring equipment; and performing other related duties as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Operates radio station during the air shift.

Monitors transmitter, news wire, network and Emergency Broadcast System (EBS).

Records programs from satellite for later broadcast.

Loads taped programs for broadcast.

Receives network programs and routes them for broadcast.

Prepares and delivers newscasts.

Serves as fill-in for regular Radio Announcers, as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the equipment and materials used in radio broadcasting.

Knowledge of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations regarding commercial radio broadcasts.

Ability to operate the necessary equipment involved in radio announcing.

Ability to express news/information clearly, concisely and concisely, both orally and in writing. 

Recommended Qualifications

Graduation from a standard high school or GED, and possession of a FCC Operator's License required. 

Date        Skill         Eval           
08/19/93     2     412021111

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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