The number two person at a radio station is the Operations Director. They manage the station’s crown jewel: its on-air product.
An Operations Director defines the vision for the station’s on-air product, manages
personnel in this area, cultivates talent and determines the best ways to showcase on-air
personalities. Smooth on-air operations and shaping an on-air product that appeals to the
targeted demographics are tickets to success in this position.
In a small market, the Operations Director and the Program Director may be the same person.