Peru, IL

About Shaw Media:
Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings currently include websites, newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and a digital marketing services division. Founded in Dixon, Illinois, Shaw Media has been privately owned by the Shaw family since its inception in 1851.

About This Opportunity:
Shaw Local Radio is searching for an experienced, engaging, relatable, community-focused Full-Time On-Air Talent to complement the music in the morning on our Classic Hits 106 station. Our goal is to super-serve the community through locally focused, locally produced programs from our LaSalle/Peru, IL studios. There will be some “format flexibility” with your ability to fill in on any of our sister stations, Walls 102, Q Hit Music, Classic Country WGLC, and 98.5 SPL. Proficiency in utilizing Adobe Audition to conduct client recording sessions, and produce creative commercials and on-air content is a must! We are actively involved in our communities, supporting local service organizations, and providing local news, sports, and programming content. You will be expected to represent our stations professionally and enthusiastically at public appearances or station events. As a creative, passionate broadcaster, you will become a part of our winning team culture!

Why Work at Shaw Local Radio
We are a family-owned, people-first business that cares about you, just as much as we value the work you do to build our brands within the communities we serve. Our culture will support your success and help you grow in your career. As a Shaw Media company, we are a well-established, well-respected leader in our communities. Your opportunity to work and live in the “Starved Rock Area” offers an appealing lifestyle for singles and families alike. Our communities boast outstanding schools, unique retailers, year-round activities, endless recreational opportunities, exciting local events, and plenty of access to the scenic outdoors.

What the job requires of you: You will bring a motivated, positive, and passionate attitude for broadcasting. Being a people person, you’ll enjoy engaging with the audience, collaborating with our sales staff, and exploring your creative side! Your genuine, relatable communication style is invaluable both on and off the air. The nature of this position requires exceptional organization, follow-through, and the ability to work with an exceptional team.

Key Responsibilities:
• Host daily on-air show Monday – Friday.
• Conduct on-air interviews.
• Engage with listeners on social media.
• Promote the station and its events.
• Conduct live remotes and appearances.
• Maintain a positive and professional attitude.
• Produce commercials for clients

Qualifications and Skills:
• At least 1 year of experience as an on-air radio personality.
• Proficiency in Adobe Audition
• Skill in control board operation and remote broadcasting.
• Knowledge of basic FCC rules and regulations.
• Strong knowledge of music and current events.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to speak in front of an audience and interact with listeners in a public setting.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.

What you will receive in return:
You will get a supportive work environment, collaborating with some of the most talented colleagues in the broadcast industry, and managers who value your work, time, and perspective. In return for your contributions to our success, Shaw Media offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, paid time off, and 401(k) with company match.

Qualified candidates, please submit a cover letter, along with a resume, air-check, and production sample:

Or mail it to us at:
Shaw Media
Attn: On-Air Talent
PO Box 250
Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Shaw Media is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug-free Employer
Pre-employment background check, motor vehicle record, and drug screen required

This posting may not include all duties of the position.


Job Category: Production
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Illinois Peru