This is a great question! I'd be interested too!
Further to Barry's email and his suggestion that stations create a policy... In most cases where a volunteer hosts a show, as part of the station's regular approved weekly broadcast schedule, from the station's studios, using the station's equipment, the default will be that the station owns the copyright of the broadcast and can re-broadcast it as it sees fit. Though it's not a bad idea to put that in writing and make sure your volunteers are aware of it.
Commons model which we felt covered most typical uses of CKUW produced
BYLAW 17: COPYRIGHT
Ownership of copyright for works produced in the studios of CKUW is the
joint property of the creator and CKUW and licensed for general use
under Creative Commons license “Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike
(CC BY-NC-SA)”. No volunteer, staff member or board member may profit
financially from work produced in CKUW studios except by special
agreement with the board.
The CKUW policy is the best from my perspective, as a community radio program distributor who accepts content from programs produced on community radio stations. If WINGS were to have to go to the station to get permission to use material produced by a programmer, who would even make that decision? It could take a very long time. I like the clarity of the Creative Commons licence “Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike
(CC BY-NC-SA)” . The Program Exchange has a link to Creative Commons, making it simple to choose this license for distribution. I believe similar policies are in place for community radio program ownership in Australia and at least some stations in the US.
There are other great options available too!