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General On-Air Procedures


  1. Allow yourself time to be prepared and punctual. Start and conclude your program precisely on time.
  2. Time calls should be given at intervals of 5 or 10 minutes during Breakfast and Drive Time programs. Also approximately 15 minutes during the day.
  3. In keeping with accepted community standards, there shall be no
    1. Consumption of intoxicating liquor
    2. Consumption of narcotics or other illegal drugs
    3. Smoking
    in the Studios, the Green Room or the Office at any time.
  4. Do not broadcast obscene coarse language, swearing or any other matter which may reasonably be construed to be offensive.
  5. Do not broadcast material which may
    1. Incite, encourage or present for their own sake violence or brutality
    2. Simulate News or events in such a way as to mislead or alarm listeners
    3. Present as desirable the misuse of drugs including Alcohol, Narcotics and Tobacco
    4. Stereotype, incite, vilify or perpetuate hatred against, or attempt to demean any person or group on the basis of ethnicity, nationality, race, gender, sexual preference, religion, age or physical or mental disability.
  6. Do not criticise on air the station's programs, music, Board of Management, volunteer or paid staff or other announcers.
  7. Check the Sponsorship computer run schedule and ensure that all Sponsorships Programmed for your show are played as set out. This is an important station record
  8. The PROGRAM COMMITTEE, in recommending approval of program proposals, takes into account the nature of the program and whether the day and time proposed is suitable. Any change in the nature of a program can impact on other programs and can affect our overall programming. For this reason you way not change the nature of your program without prior approval from the Programming Committee or the Board. For example, if you had approval to present a Country program, you could not change it to a Rock 'n' Roll program, without prior approval

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