FIRST VOICES INDIGENOUS RADIO
FORMER CO-HOSTS AND PRODUCERS
Amanda Holmes Phd. Linguistics and Native Cultures, University of Arizona
Mattie Harper (Anishanabeg) Phd. candidate - Univ of California at Berkeley
George Nuku (Maori) Carver, sculptor, rangatira (chief). Ngate Kahungunu - Heretaunga of Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Tama Waipara (Maori) Vocalist and Songwriter from Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Nada Khader (Palestinian) Executive Director of WESPAC (Westchester Peoples Action Center or www.wespac.org) Pleasantville, New York
Amalia Cordova Phd. candidate New York University - NY
Mallory Knodel May First/People Link (http://mayfirst.org)
Jadina Lilien Writer-Director - Adjunct Prof. New York University - NY
Andrei Jacobs Alaska House (www.Alaskahouseny.org)
Mario Murillo Prof. - Hofstra Univ.
Kara Woodward Digital Warrior Media - NY
Shelley Bluejay Pierce Project Indigenous (www.projectindigenous.com)
MariJo Moore (Tsalagi) rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING (www.marijomoore.com)
Jeremiah Hosea (www.earthdriver.org)
Elizabeth Hill. (Liz Hill Public Relations, LTD) (www.lizhillpr.com) 202.744.7629
FIRST VOICES INDIGENOUS RADIO
*ONLY if you are committed for at least a year - then email resume or experience or why you feel you would make a great producer/possible co-host: Tiokasin@gmail.com to set up interview times in MAY and JUNE 2011
VOLUNTEER PRODUCER and Co-Host
We are not looking for a mainstream voice or top 40 DJ voice, but one with insight and concern for a depleted Mother Earth and the peoples who are struggling, not to save Mother Earth, but to sustain her. Our concern is bringing the voices of Indigenous peoples or any human being that has the experience living with Mother Earth.
A radio producer is responsible for the making of a radio show. From initial concept, to booking guests, to directing on-air talent, to working the soundboard to a broadcast, s/he is involved in every aspect of his show.
A Radio Producer keeps First Voices Indigenous Radio program on schedule.
• Is responsible for planning a show.
• Lines up and confirms guests for a show. S/he works with FVIR Executive Producer and WBAI management to carry out promotions.
• Also confers with legal department to ensure on-air compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
• Directs the show.
• Screens phone calls during a call-in show.
• Edits taped interviews and conversations.
• S/he may run a soundboard.
• May organize remote broadcasts.
• Writes scripts.
• May participate in the show as an on-air personality.
• Share all information with FVIR Exec. Producer and other producers.
• A radio producer must be an aggressive progressive because as radio is a competitive industry.
• Be very organized and pay attention to details.
• Be a good researcher, finding out all details s/he can for potential guests and stories.
• Stay abreast of current events.
• Diplomatically work as a go-between for on-air talent and station management.
• Professional experience to know how to do everyone else's job should s/he have to do it.
• Be able to delegate responsibility.
A successful producer must be detail-oriented.
• Be aggressive and confident.
• Be an excellent communicator because he will be required to interact with everyone, from network or station management down to the production assistant.
• Be comfortable working long hours.
Candidates should possess an education and/or have experience within radio broadcasting, media production or a related field.
How to Produce a Radio Talk Show
Producing a radio talk show can be fun and exciting. Being a producer requires time, organization and high tolerance for stress because problems are sure to arise. But if you love the fast-paced world of broadcast radio, then producing a radio talk show may be for you. Understand that every story submitted may be rejected for a FVIR radio and there may be a reconsideration for future programming. Difficulty: Moderate
1. Choose a topic that will give you enough to talk about for FVIR’s allotted time. You want to choose a topic that is interesting, timely and controversial enough to have differing points of view to keep the show dynamic.
2. Research your topic thoroughly. You want to know what the latest information is on your topic, any stats that might apply, and any interesting factoids.
3. Have several questions lined up to help direct the conversation. You don't want so many questions that you hamper where the dialogue might go. The idea is to guide the conversation, not overtake it.
4. Book your radio show guests. Make sure you book the guests well in advance of your show, particularly if you want to book a popular guest. Their schedule may be booked and they may not be able to do a FVIR show if you wait to the last minute.
5. Record any segments that need to be taped ahead of the show. There may be interviews that need shooting or other packages that need shooting, so have them done and cued before your show is ready to go on.
6. Make sure the show is properly timed. You want to make sure that none of your segments run over, that your packages or recorded interviews are the agreed upon length and ultimately that the radio show itself doesn't run over its allotted time of 55 minutes with Station Identification breaks at the top and bottom of the hour, preferably every 15 minutes.
What Are the Duties of a Radio Public Affairs Producer?
• Radio public affairs producers work behind the scenes.
• When you are listening to the radio, whether it is music or a talk radio, the people who talk are not the only ones working to create the programming.
• Behind the scenes, producers and writers work to create content for talk segments.
• Radio public affairs producer’s work as producers for shows that feature a great deal of public affairs content.
• They also act as liaisons between the public and the radio station.
Interaction with Guests
• Public affairs producers in radio often interact with a guest from the beginning of his time at the radio station.
• Public affairs producers cultivate relationships with guests for interviews and question and answer spots. Usually, a public affairs producer is in touch with guests before they are even booked on the show.
• They also answer and respond to listener phone calls, emails and letters.
• A radio public affairs producer works closely with promotion departments to promote the show or shows he works on.
• Employs social media tools to promote First Voices Indigenous radio program and WBAI station's name and identity in the public sphere.
• Creates public listings and advertisements for the station and their particular show(s).
• In the public affairs part of his job, he acts as a point of reference for other media contacts.
• Apart from social media, a public affairs producer is responsible for FVIR’s website content generated by FVIR radio show(s) or WBAI radio station.
• Often writes and uploads content for FVIR and WBAI website.
• Responds to e-mails with comments and listener concerns.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR NAME and RESUME with CONTACTS
I will schedule a meeting with you for an interview.
First Voices Indigenous Radio often provides links to external websites to complement program information. While producers have taken care with all selections, we can neither endorse nor take final responsibility for the content of those sites.
NEWS GROUPS CONTRIBUTING
~Aboriginal News Group (www.aboriginalnewsgroup.blogspot.com)
~Censored News (www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com)
~Indy Press New York "Voices That Must Be Heard" (www.indypressny.org/nycma/voices/444/)
~FIRST PEOPLES WORLDWIDE (www.firstpeoplesworldwide.org)