Upon entering the Bob Bailey internship program, we were informed of the struggles of establishing a black radio station in Las Vegas. The station was intended to be an educational radio station urging all who wish to learn the ins and outs of radio to walk through their doors.
Interns first are required to go through a rigorous four-week course covering all the aspects of music business, commercial vs. non-com radio stations, as well as how music is selected.
We also were exposed to the many duties of an on-air personality. Throughout the course, interns are allowed to create on-air personalities, mock-ads, and operate the station equipment first hand.
For the remaining 4 weeks of the internship, interns are allowed to focus on their strongest interest and perform in the radio station.
- Handling and maintenance of live audio mixers, and phone switchboards
- Assisting live on-air personalities with show segments including sending cues for interviewers/ interviewees, making sure the station ID and commercials play at designated times of the hour, and cuing music for the daily play lists
- Sample and Edit audio clips with Samplitude® software for promos