The main responsibility of a radio producer is to handle the audio content of broadcasts, whether it is via radio, the Internet, and/or mobile platforms. The radio producer is involved from the beginning of the content development process, which includes generating ideas for programs, creating content, writing scripts, and finding interviewees. They are also charged with picking music, as well as converting text, graphics, and video files into other formats as needed. During the show itself, the producer performs a managerial role and helps handle audience responses. The day-to-day functions of a radio producer also include interviewing prospective employees, managing radio equipment, editing content, producing user-generated content, and making sure content is in compliance with copyright laws.
Radio Producer Tasks
Operate radio console for talk show programs and manage soundboards during live shows.
Effectively interact with on-air talent and guests when needed.
Oversee broadcasts and ensure that programs meet ratings objectives with Portable People Meter (PPM) measured audiences.
Schedule guests and assist in crafting appropriate direction for day-to-day programming.