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Ithaca’s ESPN Radio seeks new on-air OM/PD

Ithaca’s ESPN Radio seeks new on-air OM/PD

ITHACA — ESPN Radio 1160 (WPIE) has an opening for an operations manager and program director.  The position also includes some on-air responsibilities, including some play-by-play of local sports, and hosting the station’s hour-long “Between the Lines” show every weekday afternoon.  We’ve got the full job description from GM Todd Mallinson:

 Taughannock Media, LLC is seeking Operations Manager with Programming, Show Host & some PBP responsibilities for 1160 ESPN, WPIE in Ithaca, NY.


  • Entertaining Host and Producer 1-hour afternoon drive talk show
  • Monitoring and managing programming and traffic log integration
  • Conceptualizing and creating station imaging and community connection
  • Management of current and future programming staff
  • Developing and coordinating local PBP coverage, logistics and staffing
  • Integrating robust PBP coverage with core ESPN Radio brand
  • Reporting on local high school and collegiate sporting events
  • Managing all content for 1160 ESPN Website and stream
  • Oversee station’s social media and other tools of audience and client engagement
  • Manage station promotions on all platforms
  • Monitor Emergency Alert System and Public File


  • 2+ years of Professional On-Air experience required.
  • College Degree preferred
  • Knowledge of local/regional sports scene (Cornell, Ithaca, Syracuse and High School Teams) preferred.
  • Solid Audiovault and Adobe Audition experience.
  • Extreme attention to detail, creative problem solving ability, organization skills and multitasking proficiency are vital.
  • Desire to follow industry trends and willingness to learn are essential.
  • Strong Social Media knowledge and engagement

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. For consideration, please send resume, cover letter, and air check (preferably samples of sports talk) to 1160 ESPN – WPIE General Manager Todd Mallinson at Taughannock Media, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

In addition to carrying the ESPN Radio network lineup, and the local programming mentioned above, WPIE is the Ithaca market affiliate for live coverage of New York Yankees baseball, New York Jets football, Syracuse University football and basketball, and Cornell University wrestling.

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