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Sports Director/Radio Host

KDSN Radio

Company KDSN Radio
Position Sports Director/Radio Host
Jobdescription On-Air Announcer/Production Manager

Announces and plans on-air radio shows to inform, entertain, and engage local listening audiences. Also performs additional duties such as production, assisting program/music/promotions managers, operating transmitter, writing & producing spots and digital ads.


Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent from two-year College or technical school preferred.

Two years of on-air & technical experience

Equivalent combo of education and experience will be considered

Skills and Abilities:

Passion for sports play-by-play and sports reporting

Outgoing personality with a clear and distinct speaking voice

Sharp wit and the ability to think quickly on one’s feet

Excellent reading and ad-libbing skills

Clear & concise writing skills

Well versed in multi-platform content development

Excellent skills with computer, editing equipment, and other broadcast-related devices

Great with Social Media

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Play-by-Play sporting events

Writing and producing Sportscasts

Writing short sporting reports for broadcasts.

Prepares and creates a topical show by gathering info from wire copy, periodicals, computer, and other media.

Reads news flash to keep audience informed of important events.

Records & edits interviews of guests, musicians, or other guests/personalities

Interviews athletes and guests, and moderates panel or discussion show to entertain audience.

Answers phone lines, interviews audience members who telephone musical requests.

Airs contests to the specs of the program or promotions directors.

Plans and stages community events, including hosting/assisting at charity and community functions. Attends live, in-person appearances as requested by the station or clients.

Provides live reports from site of event. Sets up equipment for remotes/events.

Maintains and builds a positive cooperative attitude within the station and the local community.

Ensures logged commercials, promotions, sweepers and all programming elements essential to the station's operations are aired.

Operates control console.

Performs commercial production.

Follows and enforces FCC regulations, station & company policies, including implementing station's / state's EAS procedures.

Writes script, contests, and interview questions.

Memorizes script, reads, or ad-libs to identify station, introduce and close shows, and announce station breaks, commercials, or PSA's.

Performs additional duties such as production, website & social media updates, assisting program/music/promotions managers, operating radio transmitter, or writing advertising copy. Plays music as specified by ops director and music log.

Maintains flexibility to pick up/change shifts as necessary. Must be available to work weekends, holidays, etc. on a regular basis.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $30,000.00 per year


Dental insurance

Health insurance

Life insurance

Paid time off

Relocation assistance

Retirement plan


Day shift


Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

Denison, IA 51442: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Journalism: 1 year (Preferred)


Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: In person
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Expdate 10/31/2023

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