Full Time Morning Show DJ, Radio Talent (Current Employee), Wichita Falls, TX – June 19, 2014
Pros: free donuts every morning, healthcare benefits, flexible hours, opportunities to make extra money at live remotes
Cons: under staffed
Working at a radio station is definitely unlike any other office. The types of individuals that one works with as well as the types of individuals we interview and meet on a day to day basis keep things interesting.
A typical day at work would start at 5:30 am with show prep and coffee. From 6am-10am we talk on the air about day to day topics as well – more... as current news and comedy. The best part about my job is giving away prizes to individuals who genuinely appreciate it, possibly need it, and love our station and what we do.
The management at my particular cluster of stations is very easy to work for. We present him with ideas and as long as they are well thought out and seem beneficial, he is usually very open to them.
The hardest part of my job is waking up so early in the morning, but that's only because I am a little bit of a night owl, nothing too serious.
This job has allowed me to network and get involved in my community. I have volunteered on many committees and helped put together several community and charity events. – less
Traffic Manager/Promotions (Current Employee), Poughkeepsie, NY – April 9, 2013
Fun, enjoyable place to work. Learned a lot about the radio industry. best part of the day would be when logs are finished and knowing i've completed the end part of the cluster making money for the day
Account Executive (Former Employee), Toledo, Ohio – November 25, 2012
Pros: swag, tickets, meet radio personalities
Cons: everything else.
As an A.E. (Account executive) in the Toledo Market, you will be grinding it out in the ruts, trying to make a living. You will get a "guarantee" for about three months for 1100.00 bucks or so, but you will be expected to cold call, write copy, put up with the ever changing management there. Its not just me, I know someone who works there right now – more... and she went through all the same things I did. – less
Account Executive (Current Employee), Tallahassee, FL – September 5, 2012
Pros: independent work
Cons: not enough potential growth
Radio Sales and Marketing. Prospected and Cold call for new local businesses to advertise on the radio. Knowledgeable on organizing, conducting, and presenting sales presentations/marketing campaigns. Created Promotional Event Print Advertising: What Women Want 2011 and 2012, Severe Weather Guide 2011 Spreadsheets, Dog O Ween 2011,Christmas Promotional – more... Work, and FSU/FAMU football packages 2011.Well Experienced in PowerPoint and Adobe Software’s. Prospected and conducted radio sales pitches to agencies and local business owners. – less
Excellent training and very structured work environment
Media Sales Representative - Radio Advertising (Current Employee), Wilmington, NC – July 26, 2012
Pros: meeting a lot of business owners and decision makers
Cons: excessive reporting takes up hours of time
Start my day off with a sales meeting at 8am. Jump into prospecting activities, like leads preparation, seed letters and call lists. Hit the phones for a one hour call block. Report call block using a call block tracker. Then prepare for a day full of appointments with customers and prospects from 10am - 3pm. Return to the office and work on radio commercial – more... scripts, schedules, and orders entry. Then report all activities into CRM software Engage. To finish the day I send in a daily wrap to my managers explaining what business I plan to close this week. – less
Sound and Lighting Engineer (Former Employee), Florence, SC – July 15, 2012
Time Management Equipment had to be set and ready so functions can start on time. Customer Service Provided sound and lighting for customers based on their needs. Strategy To provide entertainment that is professional but casual. Operations Maintained relationships with past clients for repeat business and referrals
Any facet of radio sales you can think of, it was part of my job description and I excelled at it year after year. So much so , that I was promoted to an elite corps of Sr. Level Account Managers, the Key Account Manager (KAM)