Programs in a radio station are collections of audio material that will be scheduled for broadcast.

Programs are selected based on certain criteria and then they are scheduled for broadcast.

Each program will normally have a manager and a supervising manager.
For example songs are managed by the mixer engineer and supervised by the music program manager of the radio station.
News are managed by the news authors in the station and are supervised by the chief news editor.
Talk shows are managed by show hosts and managed by the station program manager or live show manager.

There is a process for collecting the criteria on programs and deciding on the viability of a program for broadcast. The process of collecting this information involves station employees, listeners, analysts, and the management.

Some live programs are instantaneous and take precedence over any program playing on air. An example would be a breaking news coverage or a highly paid ad / sponsor.

Since we are mentioning sponsors, a sponsor is a person who pays the cost of a program to be prepared and broadcasted on air, gives freebies, or hands over any sort of compensation. In return, generally, the sponsors are offeredadvertisements in radio commercial format during the show or over a period of time during scheduled commercial breaks.

Copyright 2011, Emile Bassil

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