Having access to the airwaves is a privilege and requires that everyone lend a hand to keep the station running!
Here are the On-Going Responsibilities of a KBOO Programmer:
1.) Keep your contact information up to date in KBOO's Volunteer Portal.
(We are transitioning to a new volunteer management system: Galaxy, so this requirement is of course on pause. In the meanwhile, if your main source of contact changes, please notify staff directly.)
2.) Communicate with your Staff Point Person as needed.
- If you are within the Public Affairs purview, your Staff Point Person is the Public Affairs Director [PAD] Publicaffairs@kboo.org
If you are within the Music/Culture purview, your Staff Point Person is the Program Director [PD] Program@kboo.org
- This means that you return emails as needed and keep them informed if you are unable to fulfill your obligations
- i.e. If you are sick and unable to produce your upcoming show, inform the PAD/PD as soon as possible, so they can find a substitution.
- i.e If you are part of a collective, and a host leaves the show or wishes to join, notify the PAD/PD, so they can keep their records up to date.
3.) Read the All Volunteer Email Newsletter
- The first week of every month, Staff sends out an All Volunteer Newsletter. The bottom segment of the newsletter is designated for important information for Show Hosts.
- It is your repsonsibility to make sure you are on the mailing list and that you read the newsletter all the way through.
4.) Attend the All Programmer Meetings
- KBOO holds these meetings twice a year (Spring & Fall)
- You will be notified of the dates for these meetings through the All Volunteer Newsletter. We provide multiple dates to accommodate everyone's schedule.
- Let the Program Director know if you are not receiving the newsletter!
5.) Attend the Legal Issues in Radio Training Annually
- We ask that all programmers take this course, once a calender year, to stay refreshed on FCC guidelines.
6.) Create an Episode Page for each upcoming show
- If you are a DJ, you are also required to fill out a Spinitron Playlist
7.) Volunteer 24 Hours a Year outside your Program
- Here's a list of the Current Volunteer Opportunities
- The premise of this requiremnent, is that you are putting in time to support the station -outside your program. Learn more about what qualifies as "Outside your show" on the Current Volunteer Opportunties Page.
8.) Maintain an up to date Show Promo
- Each show has a short on-air announcement, informing listeners about their program and the day/airtime. You only have to update this promo occasionally. (i.e If a host joins/leaves the show, program moves timeslot, changing show format)
- If you are uncertain if your existing promo is up to date, email Program@kboo.org to receive a copy of the promo we have on file.
- Email the Program Director If you need assistance writing a script for your promo or to submit a new promo.
- Here are the guidelines for making an evergreen show promo.
If these responsibilities are too much for you at this time, consider reducing your shows frequency or becoming a sub.
We have plenty of opportunities for commitment free programming. AudioPilot and Radiozine are KBOO's Music and Public Affairs timeslots dedicated to commitment free programming. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in creating an Audiopilot or email@example.com for a Radiozine!
You can also produce special pieces or editorials for Special Programming Days!
If you have any questions about Programmer Obligations email Program@kboo.org