CODE OF CONDUCT
You’re part of an organization that touches so many lives across the US, Ghana and the world at large. We seek to inform, educate, entertain and inspire everybody with our ideas, our content and services. We believe in fairness, impartiality, leadership and opportunity. Workers and volunteers alike that take a position as a radio announcer or in any role are required to be aware of and to understand the following rules and abide by them at all times. In general terms announcers shall act in a manner consistent with the mission statement & objectives of station and shall not act in any way prejudicial to the viability and integrity of Sankofa Radio. Any breach may result in the announcer being suspended until such time as the matter can be discussed with and considered by management. Serious breaches may result in a permanent suspension or termination.
In conjunction with the Radio Code of Broadcasting Practice, standards of broadcast between the hours of 7.00am and 8:30pm shall be of a level that caters to the general community. The choices of music, issues and language shall reflect that standard. No explicit or offensive language shall be broadcast during this time.
Standards of broadcast outside of the hours of 7.00am to 8:30pm shall meet the requirements of the Radio Code of Broadcasting Practice, which is on display in the studio.
Announcers shall not, under any circumstances, drink alcohol, take drugs or smoke in the studio nor eat food or drink over the equipment. Animals are also not permitted in the studio at any time.
DJs cannot speak on behalf of the station when on-air or at any other time.
No one under the age of 14 shall be allowed in the studio unless supervised by a parent or agreed caregiver.
The announcers shall respect the contents of the studio at all times, report any damage or loss to the management and leave the studio in a tidy state. All rubbish is to be removed from the studio at the end of the shift.
Announcers shall respect other announcers, shall not engage in physical or provocative acts towards other announcers, nor shall in any way interfere with the legitimate broadcast of any other announcer.
Under no circumstances must a key be passed on to a 3rd party, including other DJs, unless authorized by the Station Manager.
Announcers shall fulfill contractual obligations to advertisers. Community announcements are to be broadcast in accordance with standard guidelines.
Announcers shall inform the station manager, as soon as possible if they are unable to make their scheduled broadcast. An announcer missing two consecutive scheduled broadcasts without good reason shall be considered to be in breach of this code.
Any messages received during a broadcast shall be noted in full and passed on to the appropriate person as soon as possible.
After completing a show the announcer must ensure that the automation program (Sam Broadcast) is playing, that the windows are shut, the doors are locked, the sign is brought in, and other items on the exit list posted by the door are carried out. They are also to sign the diary with the time duration of their show also included.
Announcers shall be available for training in the use of studio equipment and studio protocols as required by management.
DJs are also bound by the policies of Sankofa Media.
VOLUNTEER NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
This Volunteer Non-Disclosure agreement (the “Agreement”) is made between Sankofa Radio USA/Ghana and _________________ (“Volunteer”) and is effective _________________. Volunteer is performing services for the Company without promise, expectation or receipt of compensation for services rendered, and in the process may be exposed to Confidential Information (as defined below). The Agreement is intended to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information.
1. Confidential Information
“Confidential Information” is proprietary information relating to Company’s business including but not limited to: business and financial records, customer lists, intellectual property, proprietary data, security measures, new products or services, forecasts or any other proprietary business information that, if disclosed, could affect the business of Company.
Without Company’s prior written consent, Volunteer will not: (a) disclose Confidential Information to any third party; (b) make or permit to be made copies or other reproductions of Confidential Information; or (c) make any commercial use of Confidential Information.
3. Return of Confidential Materials
Upon Company’s request, Volunteer shall immediately return all original materials provided by Company and any copies, notes or other documents in Volunteer’s possession pertaining to Confidential Information.
This Agreement and Volunteer’s duty to hold Confidential Information in confidence shall remain in effect until _________________ or until whichever of the following occurs first: (a) Company sends Volunteer written notice releasing it from this Agreement, or (b) Confidential Information disclosed under this Agreement ceases to be confidential.
5. Notice of Immunity from Liability
An individual shall not be held criminally or civilly liable under any federal or state trade secret law for the disclosure of a trade secret that is made (i) in confidence to a federal, state, or local government official, either directly or indirectly, or to an attorney; and (ii) solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law; or is made in a complaint or other document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, if such filing is made under seal. An individual who files a lawsuit for retaliation by an employer for reporting a suspected violation of law may disclose the trade secret to the attorney of the individual and use the trade secret information in the court proceeding, if the individual (i) files any document containing the trade secret under seal; and (ii) does not disclose the trade secret, except pursuant to court order.
6. General Provisions
(a) Severability. If a court finds any provision of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall be interpreted so as best to effect the intent of the parties.
(b) Integration. This Agreement expresses the complete understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter and supersedes all prior proposals, agreements, representations and understandings. This Agreement may not be amended except in a writing signed by both parties.
(c) Waiver. The failure to exercise any right provided in this Agreement shall not be a waiver of prior or subsequent rights.