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Rock Morning Show Co-Host - Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Cumulus Media
225 NW Hollywood Blvd Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
CUMULUS MEDIA | FORT WALTON BEACH/DESTIN.....wait did you say beach? Yep, as in the white sandy beaches of The Emerald Coast. 99ROCK has a rare morning co-host opening and we’re looking for someone, maybe you, to join the number one morning show on the number one radio station in the market. (not so humble brag) We should talk if you think you have what it takes not to mess things up.

This is where we tell you what qualities we’re looking for in a co-host by using a bunch of cool phrases and words that are almost as impressive as our beaches. You know, “team player”, “hard worker”, “radio lover”, “community-driven”, “multi-tasker” (which has been proven to be scientifically impossible, but we’ll still include it) “dynamic”, “creative”, “focused”, “funny”, blah blah blah. “Smart” is optional. You know what’s not optional, using sunscreen when sunbathing on our white sandy beaches.

If co-hosting the market-leading morning show on the market-leading heritage radio station sounds like an awesome gig to you, and it is, send us your audio and resume pronto. Did we mention our white sandy beaches?

CUMULUS MEDIA | FORT WALTON BEACH/DESTIN currently features 5 stations in the Northwest Florida area and surrounding counties. Our stations include 99ROCK, Coast 93.9, Z-96, Y-105.5, and News Talk 1260/107.5. The cluster of 5 stations reaches thousands of listeners daily.

Responsibilities include hosting or co-hosting shows that generate ratings by being entertaining, informative, community-oriented, and forwarding the brand. Must have a deep understanding of how to go beyond the latest news, headlines, and events to craft an entertaining and unique product. The candidate should be able to plan and produce a quality show, through creative ideas, segments, celebrity interviews, and production elements. Daily commercial production is required. As an ambassador for Cumulus, participation in the station and client events/remotes, connecting with the community and our listeners, building a relationship with clients through the sales team, and networking within the market are paramount. Candidates must have unparalleled passion, work ethic, and drive.

Key Responsibilities:

Produce a compelling radio show by using creativity, imagination, and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping, or broadcasting on-air content

Great with phones/interacting with callers, interviewing artists/guests, and hosting live events
Connect with listeners via phones, social, video, web and on-site
Daily social media engagement; website and digital content generation
Participates in station Programming, Promotions, and Sales meetings and events.

Assist in production and imaging of the station
Live Broadcasts and station appearances, whether paid or unpaid
Commercial Production; create killer endorsement ads – both on air and online – for mutually agreed upon products.
Voice other commercials as assigned
Handles emergency news/weather in show; on call for weather disasters/breaking news
Ensures logged commercials, promotions, imaging, and any other programming element essential to the station's operations are aired
Performs additional duties in small stations, such as production, assisting the program director or music director, operating radio transmitter, or writing advertising copy. Plays music as specified by the music director and music log.
Job Requirements:

To upload your air-check, please paste the audio file into a Word document and save with name format Lastname.Audio and upload as part of your application by selecting “Include a cover letter”. Instructions are also provided on the application form.


1 + years of Full-Time On-Air experience with a successful ratings history required
Strong production skills and knowledge of Op X, VOX Pro/Adobe Audition, and Audacity
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking
Strong knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations
Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune daily with the local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions
Demonstrated upbeat personality, informative, entertaining, and engaging on the air; able to relate to station audience
Pleasant, charismatic, and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation
Excellent verbal and written communication and editing skills; proficient in grammar; ability to make others feel comfortable and open on air
Demonstrated creativity and imagination
Can work well in a team environment, collaborative
Audio demo of on-air interviews, commentary, announcements, etc. must be added to the online profile/application
What we offer:

Competitive pay
Professional growth and career path
Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
401K with company match to plan for the long-term
Paid Vacation & Holidays
CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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