Programming is the heart of what makes community radio great. While the engineering, fundraising, and governing of your station are key elements to running a station, the programming is what defines your radio station. Your programming is the public face of your station and you have to decide what kind of music, news, public affairs, radio dramas and more that you want to broadcast over the airwaves.
Organizing Your Programming
Radio is notorious for its strong personalities, and managing these individuals into non-overlapping timeslots is inevitably challenging. To avoid the personal conflicts that limited timeslots and strong personalities ensure, it is important to have a transparent decision making process and a clear set of expectations for programmers. Having a strict programming policy is not necessary when you first start your station, but having these rules becomes increasingly important as your station acquires more local programmers. Different stations have come up