The radio operator does live announcements during programming throughout the day during specific times set aside for local breaks.
These announcements are planned, scripted, and timed out in advance.
The operator needs to ensure the levels are correct – not too soft, not too loud.
The station also has many announcements and programs automated to play when no one is in the studio.
The operator has to collect the programs and record announcements. They insert the information into a computer program to ensure that the correct item plays at the correct time.