Program Director KHUM-FM 104.3/104.7

Lost Coast Communications, Inc

Posted: March 29, 2023

Lost Coast Communications is seeking a Program Director for KHUM-FM radio.

Founded in 1996, Lost Coast Communications is setting the standard for innovative radio and digital media nestled in the Victorian Village of Ferndale, California. Our success comes from our deep commitment to Humboldt County in combination with our superior production and service. We are hyper-local: locally owned, involved throughout the community, and dedicated to serving our listeners, our readers and our advertisers.

Our various properties include local radio stations KHUM, KWPT “The Point”, KSLuG, KLGE “The Lounge” as well as our online news service The Lost Coast Outpost ( In short: We’re the voice of Humboldt County, and we pride ourselves on our record of service to this beautiful place.

The KHUM Program Director oversees all functions and management of the station. The Program Director (PD) will maintain KHUM’s respect and relevance within the community by engaging with KHUM’s large and diverse audience, and curating Humboldt’s unique musical tastes. A successful PD will be able to work in a team setting or alone and have positive interactions with all staff affiliated with KHUM. Supporting upper management in the continued effort to grow listenership is essential to the position. The Program Director doubles as the Music Director.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Perform the duties of Radio DJ:

o Curate an entertaining and engaging radio show within the station’s format.

o Host special features and shows approved by the Program Director.

o Inform listeners of local, national, and global current affairs.

o Engage professionally with fans both in and out of the studio.

o Monitor and control station functions.

o Conduct interviews with scheduled guests on relevant topics of interest to listener base.

o Voice client commercials and company promotional spots.

o Collaborate with station staff on creative writing and station programming.

o Answer the request lines.

o Make social media posts.

o Available for nights and weekends for remote broadcasts or special events on ad hoc basis.

Perform the duties of Station Manager:

o Manage the stations on-air staff.

Set schedules and approved time off requests for station’s on-air staff.

Assign tasks to station’s on-air staff.

o Monitor DJ radio shows.

o Schedule and approve relevant interviews and guests.

o Manage and oversee the station’s social media accounts.

o Create and manage station promotional materials.

o Update station website with current information about station promotions, contests, news, advertising, and other items of interest.

o Actively monitor all station equipment to keep in working order.

Perform the duties of Music Director:

o Plan and schedule music.

o Review new music submissions.

o Maintain format relevant playlists.

Plan and execute all programming for the station with the goal of creating an individual and unique sound for the specific format.

Work to further the station’s goals and the company’s mission.

Available for nights and weekends for remote broadcasts or special events on an ad hoc basis.


Minimum of 5+ years of radio experience.

Management experience preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of radio broadcasting.

Demonstrated knowledge of audio editing & production.

Knowledge of the local community, Humboldt County and surrounding areas.

Strong understanding and use of major social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Knowledge and passion of the music and history of the station’s chosen format.

Reliable transportation.

Strong desire to strengthen our local community.

Demonstrated strong computer skills.

Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Creativity and outside the box thinking.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Self-starter, comfortable working alone or within a group.

Excellent listening, organization and time management skills.

Work as a team with multiple departments such as programming and sales.

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, orally and in writing.

Able to take constructive criticism.

Maintain professionalism in all aspects of the job, including dealing with the public.

Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Ability to use hands for operating the studio board.

Ability to speak English fluently.

Able to lift 50 lbs.

Salary: $18-$20 per hour DOE

Position is Full-time

How to Apply: Email resume, cover letter, and air-check to

Lost Coast Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law

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