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Program Director - WKHT
Manages and schedules station programming, and oversees the station’s (WKHTProgramming department to ensure that the station always sounds its best and suits the needs of listeners. 
  • Develops and implements station programming in conjunction with various 

  departments; plans program specials and series; schedules programs for 


  • Supervises radio on-air personnel; assigns on-air shifts; oversees the 

  training of operators; evaluates employee performance; recommends 

  disciplinary actions. 

  • Seeks out, selects and orders programming for broadcast from a variety of 

  vendors; maintains contracts with vendors for program broadcast rights. 

  • Interprets FCC policies that effect the on-air duties or performance of radio  

  announcers and operators; oversees daily program logs and weekly satellite 

  schedule; oversees review of station logs and discrepancy reports; advises  

  Operations Manager of equipment and supply needs. 

  • Serves as a representative of the radio station at community and other public meetings. 
  • Maintain imaging and promotions; motivate and coach high-profile talent. 
  • Works with Sales department on promotional and client campaigns as needed. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 




  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Radio Broadcasting, or a related field. 




  • Minimum 5 years programming experience. CHR/Rhythmic specialty a plus. 


Skills & Abilities: 


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. 
  • Critical listening skills required. 
  • Ability to evaluate and improve programming. 
  • Must have extensive knowledge of radio programming. 
  • Thorough understanding of marketing and brand management as it applies to radio programming. 
  • Proficient in use of high impact production elements. 
  • Solid understanding of Nielsen and research methodologies. 
  • Strong problem solving abilities. 
  • Able to maintain highest creative and ethical standards in a high-pressure environment. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and strong detail orientation. 
  • Computer proficiency. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills and track record for managing high-performance teams. 
  • Must understand, embrace, and have demonstrated track record for utilization of digital and interactive platforms in addition to traditional media. 



What We Offer: 


Knoxville is consistently rated as a great market to raise a family and do business 

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance package 

401K with company match to plan for the long term 

Vacation & Holidays 


Apply Now:  Please email resume to, include “Hot Knoxville Job” in the subject line of your email. It is the policy of Summit Media, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination. 


Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex is prohibited. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, you may notify the Federal Communications Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other appropriate agency.  


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