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Radio Station Panel Operator

Marketing/PR, Fundraising & Events

Position Description: Panel operators usually do not have on-air speaking roles, and focus only on presenting the program to air technically. 919 Fresh FM Panel operators are usually responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties: • Keeping announcers informed of the show's progress • Keeping the show on time, and timing out to news and other programming elements • Playing music, sponsorship announcements and programming elements at appropriate times • Operating the on-air telephone system • Co-ordinating and inserting elements such as traffic reports • Ensuring that announcer microphone levels are acceptable, and switching microphones on and off Panel operators need to be technically able, good at working under pressure, conscious of time constraints and able to think quickly when something goes wrong. Fresh FM is currently seeking panel operators to panel our Win News Simulcast 7:00pm – 7:30pm weeknights. Panel Operation is a good start for anyone interested in someday becoming an on-air announcer.

Position Location: Telina

Required Skills / Experience: Panel operators need to be technically able, good at working under pressure, conscious of time constraints and able to think quickly when something goes wrong.

Gained Skills / Experience: Full training provided. You will develop confidence and experience a sense of accomplishment. You will gain extra skills in computing, and audio production. You will also have the opportunity to take part in further training in broadcasting with the possibility of joining our on air announcing team.


Training Offered / Provided:

  • Induction
  • On The Job Training
  • Training Session

Specialised support available for volunteers:

  • With a Disability
  • With Special Needs
  • From a non-English-speaking background

Specical Requirements:

  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • National Police Check
  • Current Driver's License

Days & Times Available: Weeknights 7:00pm until 7:30pm


Organisation Name: 91.9 Fresh FM

Organisation Category: Community Service, Health, Welfare

Purpose/Mission Statement: Gladstone's only Community radio Station serving the greater Gladstone Region. We are a family friendly radio station and only air content that is suitable for the entire family.

Services Provided: Community Service Announcements for Non-profits. Training for announcers, producers, admin and general volunteers.


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