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MEDIA: PRINT, RADIO, AND TELEVISION

Radio: Music Director • Program Director • Station Manager

JOB OVERVIEW

The program and/or music director is responsible for selecting the music and formulating a playlist of songs to broadcast on the air. This may sound easy, but it is a studied skill. Songs are selected based on the musical format of the station and the demographics of the target listener, content, and other criteria. The program/music director is also involved in developing contests, promotions, and marketing campaigns for the station. Most program directors are former disc jockeys.

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