Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at KXCI.

KXCI in the Community- courtesy La Estrella

KXCI in the Community- courtesy La Estrella

We just had two New Volunteer Orientations on Thursday, August 4th. We are currently integrating our newest volunteers into KXCI. We’ll probably have a New Volunteer Orientation in November prior to our Year End Membership Drive in December, and again in February prior to our March Membership Drive.

We don’t have the exact dates set yet, but you can sign up for our Next New Volunteer Orientation using our online service SignUp or by using the button below, and we will notify you of our upcoming Orientation.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

You may contact Bridgitte@kxci.org or Amanda@kxci.org or 623-1000 ext. 17 to confirm. Be sure to check our website for updates. When you attend, please make sure that you pay close attention to parking signs to avoid a costly ticket.

We hold new volunteer orientations periodically throughout the year at the station. This meeting is geared toward people who are interested in volunteering at KXCI. We will conduct a tour of the station, and we will discuss who we are, what we do, how we do it, and how you become part of it. We’ll discuss upcoming volunteer and training opportunities (on and off the air). This initial orientation takes about 75 minutes.

Attendance at this meeting is a prerequisite for DJ/Programmer training. Each person is given a packet of information with volunteer opportunities and contact information to catalyze new volunteer involvement. Most office and music department volunteer opportunities take place at the KXCI studios during regular business hours while staff is present at the station. Sorry- we just don’t have the capacity to have volunteers come down to KXCI after work to do projects. However, KXCI needs volunteers at events which are off site and after regular business hours. We can also use volunteers for our Membership Drives in September and March and often those hours can be before or after work and on the weekends.

KXCI DJ Bridgitte Thum is our New DJ/Programmer Instructor. Ideally, prospective students will have already attended a volunteer orientation in the previous 18 months prior to the beginning of the class. Classes now take place on Saturday afternoons from about 2-4 for 3 consecutive weeks. KXCI currently conducts programmer training courses two or three times a year as staff time permits beginning roughly in February,  May,  and November. Our broadcast schedule is essentially full. Our greatest need for new on air djs is for late night hosts, subs for all shifts, especially Music Mixes, and techs for prerecorded shows.

Attendance of a Volunteer Orientation is a prerequisite for KXCI New DJ/ Programmer Training- but not a guarantee of placement in a DJ training course. We often have a long waiting list of people for our classes.

Locals Only Host Matt Milner

Locals Only Host Matt Milner

Have you ever wondered how to get on the air at KXCI? Being a DJ/Programmer at KXCI is more than just having a big music collection. It means being a part of a team that helps KXCI implement its mission to connect the communities of Tucson and Southern Arizona to each other and to the world with informative, engaging and creative community-based radio programming.

Our course addresses behind the scenes broadcast basics. We will go over KXCI policies and FCC rules, and cover some broadcasting dos and don’ts. Completion of this course is a beginning point for possible on air opportunities. Graduates of this 6 hour theory course will need to shadow on air programmers to learn more about the hands on broadcasting. Students who complete all four classes and successfully “shadow” with our instructors will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills on the air during a one hour bootcamp. Completion of this course does not guarantee an on air opportunity. Contact Bridgitte@kxci.org for more information about our classes.