Promotions Assistant (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – September 6, 2017
I love working for Alpha Media. Granted, I'm only on the street team. Working on the street team comes with a lot of cool benefits such as free concert tickets, meeting musical artists, and all the connections you make on the way. Everyone I've met working at Alpha Media has had nothing negative to say about the company.
Manager (Current Employee) – Tyler, TX – June 23, 2017
I came to work for Alpha a few years ago from another radio station expecting great things. Alpha claims to be a family company that cares about the employee. That couldn't be any further from the truth. They care about money and how important the people at the top can act. Basically everyone in this market, and other markets owned by Alpha, hate it here. We are all just using this as a stepping stone to something better. It's a shame because this company could be a powerhouse with massive employee retention - but they choose to be stingy and greedy and to hold on to inadequate local managers who should be in the restaurant business instead.
Assistant Program Director (Former Employee) – Peoria, IL – June 10, 2017
They will claim they care about employees but, any deviation from the bottom line and you are gone. Program directors seat has been a revolving door. They get in and get the heck out. The gm is clueless of what people actually do and if you actually need something from him better pack a lunch. It takes months to get anything from him.
Free lunches from time to time that come with a lecture
Constant micromanagement from people that are clueless
Co-Host as "Liz Callaway" (Current Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – May 25, 2017
Great Place to work but I would have to move to a larger radio market to advance in my career or get a raise. It's been great building a radio show to #1 status, as well as earning a Marconi award nomination.
Account Executive (Former Employee) – Anchorage, AK – April 26, 2017
Not much job security here, fun environment, however you're expected to be out on the road making sales, but also supposed to be getting leads and tons of data entry. Particular manager took three vacations within a few months and let me go because I was not available for work., But did most of my work from my home office (, which they let senior do all the time.) oxymoron.
Account Executive (Current Employee) – Shreveport, LA – April 13, 2017
Since Alpha has taken over stress has set in for most employees. It's all about numbers!! The sales people are more data entry folks instead of getting on the streets and selling. Entering the data they want takes up half your day.
Fun working with entertainers.Once AlphaMedia took over, atmosphere quickly changed to stressful. Most seemed to be sweating to keep their jobs.
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) – Chicago market – March 30, 2017
I spent 18 years with this radio station and it's group of radio stations with a revolving door of five different Owners. I loved what I did as an AE. When owned by NextMedia starting in 2001, AEs were trained to be Marketing Consultants through the Radio Advertising Bureau. Still, it was hard to sell in suburban Chicago. The station(s) were too small for the big businesses and too big for the small businesses. There were a number of non-radio digital services over the years we were trained on that could help businesses grow. Again very interesting and fun. When AphaMedia took over in February 2016, the overall atmosphere changed to one of stress. Looking to go public, everything and everyone was under a microscope, probably still are. AEs had to spend time filling out forms of where they were and who they saw as billing wasn't where corporate wanted it to be. They thought, wrongfully, it would be beneficial for AEs to spend time with micro-management form-filling rather than spending that time working on helping businesses. Management was unrealistic on how much time was needed to jump through the hoops they set up for us.
Fun working with Jocks, Understanding about family.
On air talent and Producer (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – March 28, 2017
I have found some good and bad things about Alpha Media. The people working for the company here in Portland are exceedingly nice and friendly which is good but also leads to some communication problems. Pay is low, but on par with the industry.
Digital Sales Manager (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – March 6, 2017
If you want to learn the radio business or are a seasoned professional, Alpha Media is a good place to be. The company is embedded in the community with multiple concerts and events scheduled throughout the year. There is opportunity to move up in sales, promotions, or programming if you are willing to work hard and take direction. Corporate is focused on moving in the digital area, however. local radio programming and sales drives the revenue meter.
It is what you make of it every day. Management is focused on employee growth.
Sales Job environment is all about numbers not much praise when you over achieve and work for the betterment of the company Management is what did you do for me today everyday. other managers do not give credit for your ideas just take them for their own, turnover is extremely high. If you can tune out the BS it can be a very fun place to work with lots of extra perks.
A job in radio working for the right company staffed with the right people is a great thing. This is not that place.
On Air Talent (Former Employee) – Cameron, MO – January 3, 2017
While AlphaMedia seems to be somewhat of a progressive company....Cameron/Bethany Mo GM is way off. Passive aggressiveness with an emphasis on retaliation should you say or do anything he disagrees with. Extremely bad communication between mgmt and other employees. This company CANNOT retain talent or sales people and there is a reason for that. Stay away. Stay far away.
Traffic Assistant (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – October 20, 2016
Lot of work for little pay. Very stressful. Data entry. The people that work there try very hard to do their jobs. But they do not get pay raises for YEARS (4 years straight was put in budget, but corporate took it out of budget every year). The parent company (worth over a billion dollars) is buying companies across the country. But don't look at the individuals as people.
Radio Personality (Current Employee) – Gulfport, MS – October 14, 2016
While the terms "live and local:" get thrown around quite a bit, the company seems to be heading more towards the direction of a corporate powerhouse similar to the likes of clear channel. This can be a positive or a negative depending on perspective. Little to no increase in pay, no cost of living raises. Insurance options but very poor coverage. However, local management are available and do exercise a reasonable open door policy.
Local Management open door policy for communication
no opportunity for wage increase in years. No cost of living wage increase. Poor insurance coverage
communications (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 18, 2016
This industry is about communication, but there is no internal communication. Everyone is out for themselves, which is a very stressful environment. It's been like this all the time from what I hear from my past co-workers. Very sad!!