To sign up for the following trainings, you must first attend a volunteer orientation. Our next volunteer orientation will be held on Wesday, July 20th, 7 - 9 pm. If you have already been to orientation, and would like to sign up for any of these trainings, or discuss which trainings you need, please contact Ani Haines.
Please see our volunteer page for more about volunteering, and attending the orientation.
While trainings are free to active volunteers at KBOO, we do require that you volunteer for eight-hours for each training you schedule.
We have regular trainings monthly to help build skills in audio production and news writing & reporting.
Saturday July 30th 1-4pm, with Ken Jones
Monday August 8th 4-8pm with Jenna Yokoyama
Saturday August 13th 2-5pm, with Ken Jones
Saturday August 20th 1-4pm, with Sean Steward
with Tim Nakayama
Learn your way around the KBOO Studios, how to use a mixing board, a microphone, and an audio source, how to do a phone interview, and how to use our production facilities. This is the very first production training you should take, and it is required for all future training.
Saturday August 6th 3-5pm, with Erin Yanke
This is a required course for all on-air volunteers. You will learn all about FCC regulations — like indecency, slander/libel, payola/plugola, and so much more.
Board Operator Training
with Ian Gadberry
You will shadow the Board Ops for a few shows. You will learn the ins and outs of the Air Room, as well as how to communicate with the program host, how to cue music, etiquette for putting calls on the air, how to be prepared for emergencies, and much more. You will then practice running the Board in Production One, using morning run sheets.
with Theo Burke
We will focus on using the Zoom Recorders that KBOO has available for field recording. You will learn the check-out and check-in procedure for equipment, how to put your new audio on the computer for editing, and tips for getting the most out of your field recording.
Introduction to Social Media
please contact Nathaniel Bachelder for individual instruction
This class is for those with little or no social media experience, or those who have personal accounts and want to learn the basics of social media for promoting your radio show.
You will learn about Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr: how they work and how to use them to increase your radio audience, and basic Do’s and Don’ts of social media .
Prerequisite: Introduction to Studio and Audio Production, and Listening Session.
Learn the basics of KBOO Evening news production process, how to begin volunteering with Evening news, how the Newsroom production studio works, and some basic interviewing techniques.
You will learn how to effectively write new copy for radio: intros, outtros, what to avoid, how to write copy for anchors, and the basics of voicing into microphones. Prerequisite:NEWSROOM ORIENTATION.
Interviewing techniques – the art of the interview. It’s more than just putting a microphone in front of someone! Learn how to prepare for your interview, how to phrase your questions, and audio techniques for maximum effect. This training is aimed at news and public affairs volunteers.
How to use the number one tool of radio, The Microphone, to your advantage. We'll learn how to sound good on the microphone, how to prepare your script and voice, and more!
Live Remote Broadcasting
Learn about Engineering setup, mixing, and Board Operation for broadcasting away from KBOO studios - Live Remote Broadcasting! Get the training to be part of KBOO’s Live Remote Team!
with Tom Hood
Prerequisite:Intro to Audio Production, Legal Training, and the Listening Session.
Discuss some of the basic elements that are essential to quality music programming, both in technical skills and in compelling content. We will be sharing Tips, Pet Peeves, and do peer evaluations.
Thursday August 25th 4-6pm with Delphine Crisenzo
Saturday September 24th 10am - Noon with Delphine Crisenzo
Discuss some of the basic elements that are essential to quality public affairs programming, both in technical skills and in compelling content. We will be sharing Tips, Pet Peeves, and learn how to do Critical Listening Evaluations.
Beginning Digital Editing
Saturday August 6th Noon –1pm with Erin Yanke
This class is the general introduction to the Adobe Audition Program. You will learn about file management, about digital editing, and how to upload your work onto the KBOO website, and how to download audio and edit it for KBOO airplay
PRE-REQUISITE: Introduction to Studio and Audio Production and Listening Session, Legal Training
One -on - One Trainings can also be arraned by contacting Delphine Criscenzo at email@example.com
Learn how to use the multitrack functions in Adobe Audition, and make spots for KBOO on-air promotions.
PRE-REQUISITE: Introduction to Studio and Audio Production and Listening Session, Legal Training, Digital Editing
Introduction to Podcasting
Saturday August 20th 2-4pm with Erin Yanke
Learn how podcasting at KBOO is different from Broadcasting at KBOO. Learn how to set up your podcast, what your rights and responsibilities are as a KBOO podcaster, and more!
Music Library Orientation
with Erin Yanke
Learn how our library is organized, how we add music to our collection, and get involved in archiving our live music and creating the library database.
with Per Fagereng
You will learn how to write commentaries for radio: how to begin, what to avoid, how towrite concisely, and the basics of voicing into microphones. BRING A 1-2 PAGE COMMENTARY TO CLASS
Prerequisite:Introduction to Audio Production, Listening Session
Live Music Mixology: How to Mix and Broadcast Live Bands
with Jessy Damon, and Jon Wohlfert
You will learn how to mix and broadcast live performances in the KBOO studios. On the second day of the class you will mix a live band. You MUST attend both days.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Audio Production, Audio Production Listening Session, Legal Training