J.J. Sinclair / Production Assistant Manager
The man responsible for overseeing and maintaining all equipment in both the recording and on air studios and the voice booth. The availability to resolve technical broadcast problems as required. Liase with any contracted technicians on all broadcasting and recording issues. I set up and engineer all live-to-air’s for Viper-Oceania Sound Revolution including club audio feed.
I have a large number of responsibilities including being on the air, writing, producing and editing, organizing promotional events, and appearing at events. The hardest part about the position is the miscommunication that can occur between the sales people and the client. This miscommunication then becomes my problem as the production director since I have to fix errors.
If I were to rate my job, I would give it a 9 in terms of my satisfaction.
When you work in radio, people are often in awe of what you do. When you tell people you meet that you work for a radio station, they often want to know more about it. After having a long day of some of the more mundane work, it is hard to understand why it is fascinating. But there are many other days that make up for it.
I got started in my line of work when I was in college, I was looking for some activities I could do outside of the schoolwork so I signed up for a timeslot at a online radio station. I ended up really enjoying it as well and as the years went by, I earned a degree with a major in Mass Communications and ran the online radio station once I was a senior. I wouldn’t do it differently if I had to do it over again. It led me to where I am today.
I learned many things the hard way in my job. I learned how to fix a lot of problems on the air when there was nothing going out over the airwaves but silence. I learned what buttons to push and what buttons to leave alone.
The most important thing I learned on the job and outside of school was that efficiency and effectiveness go hand in hand. If I do a good job, but turn things in too slowly, the job I have done is a moot point.
The strangest thing that happened was when a bird got into the building and decided to terrorize us. We trapped it in my boss’ office and it ended up throwing all of his papers on the floor before we could get the window open to get it out of the room. I will never forget this.
My Favourite Quote
“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” ~ Seneca
She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then a small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.
But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness.On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.