College - Author 1
College of Liberal Arts
Department - Author 1
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in Journalism
Tony Prado, College of Liberal Arts, Journalism Department
Patti Piburn, College of Liberal Arts, Journalism Department; Thomas Morales, College of Liberal Arts, Journalism Department
This paper examines and outlines the reasons needed for solidifying concrete methods in updating an operations manual for an FM radio station; in this case: KCPR. Amid a desire for increased integration with Mustang Media Group, changing media trends within the radio industry and volatility with the accuracy of guiding documents, a student at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo believed it fit to update the Operations Manual and establish further precedent in updating the operations manual. This paper addresses the steps taken to update the Operations Manual and includes specific industry research findings and commentaries from KCPR staff members on broader changes necessary and their specific application toward the updating of the Operations Manual.