Thank you for your interest in volunteering at KXCI.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our studios have been closed to the public since March 2020. We are uncertain when our next volunteer orientation will take place. However, if you sign up on the link below, we will notify you about the next volunteer orientation.
You may contact [email protected] to confirm. Be sure to check out this page 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 strongly suggested as 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 the 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 that are off-site and after regular business hours. We can also use volunteers for our Membership Drives in September, December and April, and often those hours can be before or after work and on the weekends.
KXCI DJ Bridgitte Thum is our primary DJ/Programmer/Podcast Instructor and Elva De La Torre coordinates all education courses. Ideally, prospective students will have already attended a volunteer orientation in the previous 18 months prior to the beginning of the class. Classes typically take place on Saturday afternoons from about 2-4 for 3 consecutive weeks. 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 strongly suggested as 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.
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 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 with on-air programmers to learn more about the on-air 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 boot camp. Completion of this course does not guarantee an on-air opportunity. Contact [email protected] for more information about our classes. learn more about upcoming opportunities on our Education page.