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JAMIE SMITH 148 Brantdale Ave.

Hamilton, Ont. L8P 3B7

W. 905-902-7600 

Jamie.Smith@mohawkcollege.ca                                                          

 

EXPERIENCE

Mohawk College  

Program Director, INDIFM

September 2004 –  April 2012

  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies and procedures established by the CRTC, the Bureau of Broadcast Measurement, SOCAN, Mohawk College and other regulatory organizations
  • Analyze and coordinate program segments to ensure that the station mandate is addressed, the listening public is provided with varied and enjoyable programming, and  Mohawk College is represented in a positive and professional fashion
  • Develop and implement the weekly radio station broadcast plan and schedule
  • Screen and select new music from various sources to match the “Alternative Mainstream” mandate
  • Develop and host award-winning weekly radio show “Sounds of the Hammer”
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive digital audio playlist of music appropriate for the programming directions established for the station
  • Hire, train, supervise and assign duties to student and volunteer staff, based on their expertise and learning needs
  • Oversee the branding, marketing and promotion of INDIFM
  • Conceptualize, plan and coordinate the annual C & C music festival including researching and selecting artists and music; produce, promote and market a music CD; distribute CD locally and nationally; coordinate a simulcast with CFMU; organize, promote and attend the live performance, evaluate and implement improvements
  • Create script copy for all on-air content including commercials, promos, liners, and ID’s; produce and generate digital audio files
  • Develop and maintain the social media presence for INDIFM on Facebook, Twitter  Youtube and Tumblr; contribute to  website
  • Consult with SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) for the tracking of music played on air; gather, compile frequency and time played, forward to SOCAN for distribution of royalties to songwriters
  • Maintain effective working relationship with Mohawk College Radio Corporation Board of Directors and the local media, as well as the national and international recording industry

Research and identify potential sources of revenue

Mohawk College

Professor (Part time)

2007 - 2009

  • Delivered “  Operations” credit course to Radio Broadcasting students
  • Delivered “The Remedy”, an on-air production scriptwriting credit course, to Radio Broadcasting students
  • Evaluated student progress and assigned grades

Hunt the Sandman Productions

Tour Manager

1992 – 2000

  • Managed all touring aspects for the Killjoys (Warner Music Canada recording artists) and Junkhouse (Sony Music Canada recording artists)
  • Hired and supervised support crew for national tours
  • Ensure the efficient and timely transport of equipment and instruments
  • Arranged travel schedules, tickets, documents, work permits, insurance, hotel accommodation and venue security
  • Accompanied the band on tours throughout Canada, the US and international
  • Acted as liaison between the Killjoys and Warner Music Canada; and between Junkhouse and Sony Music Canada
  • Arranged media and publicity before performance and at venues
  • Prepared short and long-term budgets for tours, including cost projections for expenses such as salaries and wages, fuel, bus and van rentals, hotel accommodations, insurance, food, airfare, equipment rental, and other production costs

 

CFMU 93.3 McMaster Radio

On-air Personality

1993

  • Hosted a weekly radio show
  • Helped train staff and volunteers
  • Assisted with fundraising activities

 

The Casbah

Entertainment Buyer

2001 – 2002

Hire and supervise promotional team staff

Negotiate entertainment contracts, costs, and schedules

Manage and oversee budget for entertainment and promotion including salaries and operating expenses

 

September 7th Entertainment

Manager, Artists and Repertoire

2003

Negotiate terms of agreement between corporate clients and musical acts

Develop promotional strategies for various media; coordinate event publicity

 

EDUCATION

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Hamilton, Ont.

Radio Broadcasting Diploma 2005

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Hamilton, Ont.

General Arts and Science

Westdale Secondary School, Hamilton, Ont.

OSSD

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Recipient, 2011 Radio Show of the Year (Sounds of the Hammer), Hamilton Music Awards
  • Recipient, 2009 Radio Station of the Year, Hamilton Music Awards
  • Producer and promoter, “ Sounds of the Hammer “ compilation CD 2004
  • Planner, organizer and promoter, C101.5FM 5th and 10th anniversary bashes

 Host, live and interactive Christmas special for C101.5FM

Founding member, planning committee for Supercrawl, a local music and art festival

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • On-air performance
  • Digital editing and broadcasting software (Cool Edit Pro, Nuendo, Adobe Audition 2 & 3, Simian Broadcasting Software, I-Media, Newsroom 4.5, Maestro, Wave Station)
  • Script writing
  • News writing software (I-nes, Newsroom 4 & 4.5)
  • Music scheduling software (RCA Music Selector)

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

 

Ability to learn new concepts quickly

Reliability and punctuality

Ability to work with minimal supervision

Flexibility and attention to detail

Communication and tactfulness

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Promoter, ‘Light of Day Canada’ Foundation (Parkinson’s awareness)

Fundraiser, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Hamilton/Burlington

Sponsor and volunteer ‘Soupfest’ for Living Rock Hamilton Foundations for (youth at risk)

 

 

REFERENCES

  • On request