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Radio producers plan, rehearse, and produce live or recorded programs. They work with the music, on-air personalities, sound effects, and technology to put together an entire radio show. They schedule interviews and arrange for promotional events.

According to the Federal Communications Commission, there were 15,489 radio stations in the United States as of June 30, 2016. Larger stations employ radio producers, while smaller stations may combine those duties with those of the program director or disc jockey. While most radio producers work at radio stations, some work to produce a particular show and then sell that show to various stations. Approximately 25,470 radio and television producers and directors are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Outgoing

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Station Director

Program Director

Radio Producer

Disc Jockey

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