I do not think this is inappropriate, but it is my personal opinion on this matter. I own and operate a pair of small market FM stations so this comes from direct experience and policy.
I have to honestly say that I cringe at the thought of airing a live broadcast... I spend the other 167 hours of the week doing all I can to make good radio without pregnant pauses, wildly erratic audio levels and people talking off mic, to allow someone to blow all of that in the other 1 hour.
Unless that church has someone who really knows their stuff and can produce something worth airing, I only accept pre-recorded programs which they (or we) can do some post production on to make them sound like programming listeners will not turn off. After all, the church DOES want listeners don't they? Putting horribly produced programming on the air does not lead to that result.
Let me be even more honest - I do not air MY OWN church's service live, and I'm the Media Director! It's just not good radio IMHO, and I've set a standard for my listening audience that I intend to keep, no matter if it is 10AM on a Sunday.
As always, YMMV!
Jim "Turbo" Turvaville
SBE Certified Radio Engineer
Turbo Technical Services
From: Mark Croom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: CRTech <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Sunday morning worship service live broadcast?
Everybody has somebody in the studio to run the morning stuff. Not that they couldn't automate if the will was there, but at this point they are happy to keep some part-time people working and available during the times when nobody else can work.
I'm now working for a large, spread-out group of mainstream commercial stations, and in a few markets we're doing live services.Two are Marti, one is a good old local phone loop.
The churches are paying to be on, so we can afford to pay the part-timer.
On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 2:30 PM, Mora, Bj <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: