A] At all time keep an eye on your levels
B] Everything you say must be written down until you get comfortable
C] Have your programme pre-planned
D] All tracks / promos must overlap
E] Dead air is not acceptable
F] Be gone from the studio, on time, and have area cleaned up 10 minutes before end of show, you are not permitted to go overtime
G] You do not take requests
H] Always line up your next track straightaway, do not do anything else until your next track is lined up.
I] Always write down your tracks, do not ad lib unless you are 100% confident as to what you are going to say. Better it's written down
J] Watch for telephone blue light, press red button on phone, and always answer, “Triple U FM, how can I help you”
K] Do not advertise any gig or business unless cleared by the Committee
L] Do not eat in the studio – food particles damage equipment and can attract ants and rodents.
M] Do not co-host any show unless committee has granted permission, the same goes for interviews.
N] Never say, “now a word from our sponsors” or anything similar, just play the ads. Always best to combine them in a music segment.
O] Always ensure the relevant fader is up; if the fader is not up nothing goes out to air.
P] Be confident when talking and do not deviate from your script.
Q] Ensure that you do not cut off the tag “proud sponsors …” from sponsor announcements – to do so puts us in breach of regulations.
R] Ensure that you publicize the next show.
S] Keep your desk area tidy
T] In accordance with regulations, everything broadcast is recorded on our Logger computer. You can get a copy of your programme from the Logger – listen to yourself
U] Ask for an aircheck and seek advice
V] Always prepare well for your show
W] If it’s not worth saying, do not say it.
X] Do not speak off mike, e.g., from back of studio etc., always say it on a live microphone
Y] Never run down the equipment on air
Z] Always check your folder
Remember: no dead air