Broadcast Technicians

Broadcast Technicians

Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Stress Tolerance * Integrity * Analytical Thinking * Self Control * Persistence * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Monitor and log transmitter readings. * Observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing. * Maintain programming logs as required by station management and the Federal Communications Commission.



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