Policies and Procedures

NTDailyradio.com Policies and Procedures

Ethical Guidelines
Our news and programming content at NTDailyRadio.com must attain the highest quality and strengthen our credibility. We take pride in our craft. Our journalism is as accurate, fair and complete as possible. Our journalists conduct their work with honesty and respect. Our methods are transparent and we will be accountable for all we do.

Application Process
To be considered for a non-news shift at NTDailyradio.com, complete an application form to be turned in to either Professor Tracy or Professor Goplerud. Besides our regular newscasts, which will be produced and aired by students in Professor Redmond’s 3323 classes, we are looking for students to pitch separate sports/feature/interview programs, etc.(less than 15 minutes each) that will run on a regular basis. A committee of radio staff, a student news director and senior students will determine what programs are approved for air. There is NO PAY nor CREDIT for ANY on-air work at NTDailyradio.com.

Students will be considered to be performing in the interest of the radio station only if the performance of such duties is assigned and supervised by a Mayborn radio station employee. Only Mayborn employees will be given the responsibility of keyed access to the studio both during and after normal college operating hours.

The radio studio, located in Room 101-C of the General Academic Building (GAB) on the UNT campus, is used for news and specialty show production, and various approved live or pre-recorded interview programs. Students performing on-air newscasts are expected to arrive at the station early enough to properly prepare for their show as determined by station employees.

Students are not required to be journalism majors, but they must be enrolled in at least one journalism class in the current semester. If you cannot fill a news shift you have been assigned, it is your responsibility to secure a qualified replacement and to notify management of the time and date of your absence as well as the name of your replacement. Each station member must provide the Operations Director with a phone number where they can be reached, in case of an emergency or a problem at the station. Leaving your shift uncovered will result in probation, suspension, or termination from the staff.

Students are required to complete prerequisite course work before auditioning to broadcast live on NTDailyRadio.com. That course work will be determined and conducted by Mayborn radio station employees.

College Security
Radio station personnel will be subject to all security and safety rules and clearances as required of college employees. Security checks will be made by campus police officers at regular intervals, particularly during weekends, early mornings, late evenings and holidays.

It is the desire of the station to present news and public affairs programming which permits the students to gain experience with professional format elements, and provide a flexible format for the presentation of news and public affairs programming. Station management reserves the right to edit, revise or cancel any program which: (a) does not conform to available time limits; (b) in its judgment contains material which may be libelous, in questionable taste or which does not conform to station, or industry standards regarding form, content or technical quality.

The radio staff includes a wide variety of talented people, each with a different background and level of experience. Everyone is expected to treat each other with dignity and respect. While everyone is encouraged to assist other staff members if they have a question, criticism of performance must be directed through station management or faculty. Please carefully consider whether the issue needs immediate attention, or can wait to be addressed during regular business hours.
On-Air Behavior
Hosts are not allowed to editorialize or make negative comments regarding music played on the station, other hosts, station policies, or other programming. As the designated “Operator on Duty,” the on-air host is responsible for strictly following the programming format. The host is also responsible for the behavior of in-studio guests. Guests in studio must be approved in advance by Mayborn employees and must have a clearly defined role as to their programming contributions.
Students may not use the radio station for the creation, transmission, receipt, and/or storage of materials whose contents are obscene, illegal, or advocate illegal actions, or whose purpose or effect is to harass, intimidate, abuse, denigrate, or to incite hatred against persons or groups of people.
Students may not download programs, other media, personal work, that is not for use on NTDailyradio.com. You may not use the radio station in a manner that would violate laws protecting intellectual property.
You may not take any deliberate action as a user that would destroy, corrupt, render inoperative, or cause to function in unintended ways any of the files, programs, or hardware devices on the radio station.
System resources are finite and the system is collectively utilized by a large number of individuals. You may not: use printers to execute batch-printing jobs or produce multiple copies; download large files; use the radio station to play games; engage in other activities that tax or waste system resources.

Keeping the station clean is everyone’s responsibility. Each person should not only clean up his or her own mess, but also be willing to help out whenever a clean up is needed.