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Talk Show Host


WMBD, Central Illinois' #1 News and Talk station, is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic talk host. We're looking for more of an entertainer than a political pundit. You should be able to deliver remarkable content in a fun, interesting, and compelling style that attracts the targeted audience, builds on-air ratings, and engages digital users. You'll join our dominant group and work in a high-energy culture, alongside other talented media personalities and a killer creative team. Plus, you'll work for Duke Wright's Midwest Communications, one of the most respected and committed companies in the industry. Desired duties, skills and experience include:

  • Perform a daily on-air radio show for broadcast and streaming entertainment with demonstrated creativity, imagination, and story-telling, establishing a strong relationship with the audience.
  • Clearly convey an upbeat and fun personality.
  • Maintain burning desire to be immersed in the community as an outstanding ambassador for the company and the WMBD brand.
  • Create and grow content on other platforms, such as social media, podcasts, blogs, video and web.
  • Effectively plan, research, develop, prepare and produce elements in advance of every performance.
  • Astutely interviews guests, moderate debates, converse with callers, and host live events.
  • Demonstrate aptitude and attitude to work in a fast and accurate manner under pressure, with ability to present live and ad-lib unscripted content with continuity, meaning and clarity.
  • Stay socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune daily with local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions.
  • Possess basic computer and software skills and have basic knowledge of social media platforms, and have capacity to learn new systems quickly.
  • Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures as well as FCC guidelines, and help protect the licenses of our stations. □ Maintain a valid driver license and clean driving record, which are required for hiring.
  • Experience as a Program Director, Brand Manager or Operations Manager is a plus but not required. You must be self-motivated and have a true desire to win for the right reasons.
If this sounds like an opportunity you'd like to pursue, please send resume, cover letter, and mp3 of unedited on-air work to jobs.peoria@mwcradio.com.

Midwest Communications, Inc. is privately owned and operated with 82 radio stations in eight states. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer by choice.



Send materials to: jobs.peoria@mwcradio.com

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