The Kiosk is a four minute pre-recorded segment featuring a commentary and a calendar of events for the day. Members of the public may submit events by going to the Kiosk announcements page and filling out the form there at least 10 days in advance of the event.
Fill out the form below to request a Kiosk commentary.
What is a commentary?
A commentary is a place to express your thoughts or feelings on a subject. It is a short editorial written in your own words, using your own voice.
How does it work?
You request a commentary. You can either: record a file and send it to us OR schedule a time to record in the studio.
The producers review all requests and will contact you to schedule the recording. The producers review all commentaries and choose the ones they would like to include. They may edit for clarity or brevity. If approved, they will schedule your commentary on the calendar, and then package it into the final product for broadcast.
- Commentaries are 2 minutes long (approximately 250-300 words).
- You must write out a script in advance and practice reading it out loud.
- Practice what you want to say. It should not sound like you are reading. It should sound like you are telling a story to a friend.
- Begin your commentary by introducing yourself. Be friendly!
- End your commentary by giving your name and any contact information you choose to provide.
- Nothing slanderous or libelous.
- Nothing indecent or obscene, as judged by the FCC.
- No profanity.
- They cannot be used for commercial purposes, as a political campaign ad, or contain hate speech.
- They are not designed to be an extended community calendar listing. You may mention an event, but please use this time to share an idea with us.
- Commentators are limited to one commentary per month.
What we’re looking for:
- Clear and concise
- Spoken in a natural voice
- All commentaries are selected by the Kiosk producers. They may be edited for clarity or brevity.