Report: #959129

Complaint Review: American Radio Network

  • Submitted: Tue, October 23, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, October 23, 2012
  • Reported By: Mike — Los Angeles California United States of America
  • American Radio Network
    5287 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, California
    United States of America

American Radio Network ARN Samming Radio Networkin Los Angeles, California

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

Ok, I will be reinstating what everyone has said, while adding more information of my own experience with ARN - American Radio Network...

Day 1 - The listed Craigslist add. I was pulled in by the initial craigslist add.... ""Premiere Radio Network affiliate is searching for new radio voices. (Los Angeles Ca & Irvine Ca)"".... After reading on it state the following.... 

We air on our radio stations nationally syndicated radio programs such as "National Lampoon True Facts" among others. We are currently seeking people with good voices and an outgoing personality to Host and produce radio shows for us. If you have previous radio experience, that's wonderful but not required. For more information, email us above. All applicants will be considered. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Good Luck. Please write on your email in the subject heading; "New Radio voices. [continued below]....
....." Thanks. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. 
Location: Los Angeles Ca & Irvine Ca
Compensation: $15-$20/hour
OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.
Phone calls about this job are ok.
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
This all Sounded to good to be true but I responded to the add via email off Craigslist and was promptly auto responded to almost directly after hitting send. The following was the following was the exact email I was sent from whomever works at this facility.....
Auto-reply from newvoicetalent@roadrunne via http://cdptpa-imtalb.mai 

Here is the information you requested.
We are the producers of a  radio magazine since 1968 and carry radio programs such as National Lampoon True Facts among other nationally syndicated radio programs. We started in New York and now have offices in the west coast. We currently need radio Announcers/DJs to host/produce music, talk, interview radio shows for our radio stations. Many openings are now available. Fantastic benefits. No experience is necessary and these shows can be done in your spare time. Work is available part time or full time. You can work as an independent producer and earn up to $200 or more per show or as an employee at $15.00/hour. For audition information call (323)468-0082 in LA or (714)991-1966 in  Irvine Ca.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants will be considered.

We are an equal opportunity employer
The recorded Phone Call - I after receiving this auto reply email called the given phone number for the Los Angeles area. The Message Gave you brief detail of the company as well as the add and then gave a building surrounding detail of the side blocks and gave the address of the building stating after that "This Email Will Not Replay, you much call back and re-hear the entire recording to gain any misheard information." they State that they have two interview day 1st being Wednesday the second being Saturday.

Day 2 - Walking in to the building - you notice the "ARN" Sign on the top right of the building is old an pealing back, Grungy looking. steeping threw the gate seems a little uninviting. The Lobby is Dark and much needing of some updating ( for a company of near 50 years should have enough funds to afford a little updating. the soda machine in the lobby looked about 30 year old. there was a small 12 inch  T.V Attached to the front window playing a commercial they Pre-Recorded, Above it was a printed sticker saying " Dont Not Touch T.V., You Wil Be FINED!!!" ..... Not Very Business Like Judging that Possible Guest stars for interview would be walking to to be interviewed.... come to think of it , there was nothing stating and awards, guest star appearance, or Anything for that matter showing threw out the establishment.

The Interview -  sitting down in a small room with a television and radio mic hook up from the 70's made it a very ugly place to the eye. an once again needed allot of updating. A old movie from the beginning of when the establishment opend was played to inform everyone of the history of ARN. The sound was scratchy and the speakers were blown, great first impression for a future employee of a radio company...

They then after giving some light on the subjects listed in packets they give you threw out the "GROUP" interview, you are asked to step into a small 5'ft by 7'ft closet with some very old recording stuff inside and are told to read off the scripted then sit back in the interview room and ask questions.

Day 3- I was called in for the orientations that Sunday, I when i asked for a contract for the 98$ agreement there was none, I asked for a tour of the facility ( being interested in the film portion and supposed green screen and kitchen , they wouldn't do one, the lady taking money was real nasty an rude when I asked ?'s i went with my gut an walked out- check out the photos of documents I posted they gave me in the interview, SCAM!
Better Business Bereau was negative as well.=/
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