Backyard Media
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • 345 SW Cyber Dr, Bend, OR 97702
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Morning Show Co-Host in beautiful Central Oregon

Morning Drive Co-Host KSJJ

Backyard Media

Bend, OR

Job Details


If you are looking for your big career break, this is it!  Today’s Country, KSJJ 102.9 in Central Oregon has been #1 in ratings and revenue for decades.  We’re a team of radio veterans who are now looking to bring in an entry level professional to connect to our listeners. 

This is your chance to work for a diverse, locally owned company that believes strongly in local programming AND community involvement.  Backyard Media owns 4 terrestrial stations, 1 internet station, the BackyardBend web/app platform, produces a large summer concert series, various events, video production, content creation and programmatic digital ad placement.  We can literally do it all!  Can you? 

We need you to build an incredible relationship with our listeners through our stations and our amazing BackyardBend platform ( or download the app). 

You should have a passion for country music that would resonate with listeners, be able to work with our long-time morning host R.L. Garrigus, be able to relate to a 25-54 demographic, and love to get involved in a dynamic community with a vibrant and active population.  We have an incredible outdoor lifestyle!  Skiing, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, golf, camping, paddling, ATV trails, rodeo, horseback trails everywhere…we literally have everything.  You should just sell your TV now. 

We have a small, hardworking, dedicated staff who have made and kept KSJJ the #1 station for over 30 years.  We’re looking for the next generation to join us in that endeavor. 

If you have a broadcasting degree or at least three years of on-air experience, strong social media skills, the ability to work as a team player, have a fun and energetic personality, can connect with the listener, and understand the importance of becoming an integral part of your listener’s lives, then we’d like to hear from you!

We are one of the fastest growing markets in the country where the lifestyle is highly sought after.  There are additional opportunities to earn extra income through on-site remote broadcasts/sales appearances, board operations during remote broadcasts, event emceeing, endorsements and more. We know our owner on a first-name basis and you will too. Our key people have been with us for decades. We love living here, and we love what we do.

Experience is great, but we’ll certainly entertain someone looking to gain their experience with us.

On air shifts, social media, live broadcasts, sales appearances, assisting with various commercial, music, and transmitter logs, ensuring that promotions and contests are executed properly, operating the control board, production work, personal appearances at station and community events and remote broadcasts.  Some training available.

Estimated: $35-45K / yr.

The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator, very creative and have basic computers skills, production skills with some working knowledge of audio equipment necessary for on-air and production execution, familiarity with on-air digital system “Wide Orbit” is a plus. Must possess knowledge of the format and the audience. Phone skills, good on-air voice and strong track record a must. Must send audio samples and social media handles.

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Majority of work day will be spent standing/sitting at broadcast board, speaking into a microphone and manipulating board controls.

Backyard Media (formerly Bend Radio Group) is a small, local, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with Central Oregon’s best radio broadcasting group, a leader in virtually every segment of audio, and the regions #1 creator of original content. Backyard Media engages the majority of the region each month, bringing people together around the news, events, podcasts and music that matter to them.

submit mp3 aircheck & resume to Human Resources @ or mail to: 345 SW Cyber Dr, #101-103 Bend OR 97702. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  All inquiries will be kept confidential. 
Backyard Media offers competitive wages, paid vacation, sick time, partial company paid medical benefits, and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. (EEOC)


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