Love classical music? WORT has an immediate opening for a Thursday morning host, as well as opportunities to substitute weekday mornings and join the rotation on Sunday’s early music show. You don’t need radio experience, just passion and knowledge and the desire to share your love of classical music with the public. Thursday’s format is open in terms of types of classical music, but we do have several shows dedicated to women in classical, choral music and the medieval/Renaissance/baroque periods. We can’t pay you in cash but there are delightful perks such as free tickets, interview opportunities, training in all aspects of radio and the love and camaraderie of our listeners and fellow volunteer radio programmers.
See the volunteer job description below, and fill out the application online or drop by the station to pick one up. Contact Sybil Augustine, Music Director with any questions at email@example.com.
Volunteer Job Description: Classical Music Show Host or Substitute
Time slots available: Thursdays, 5-8 am. Also Mon-Fri 5-8 am (sub hosting) Sun 8-11 am (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque: Musica Antiqua host rotation)
Deadline: March 25 to ensure consideration for the weekly Thursday slot, but applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
Responsibilities: Host a weekly air shift, including on-air announcing and engineering. Operate station equipment within FCC regulations and WORT policies. Creatively select and integrate music with BBC News headlines and the Insurgent Radio Kiosk and enter playlists online. Participate in the station in other ways such as writing blogs, attending fundraising and technical workshops, reviewing new releases, sharing announcements and music from local artists, etc.
Qualifications: A strong knowledge of and passion for classical music, especially composers and performers outside of the mainstream; familiarity with people, events and resources within our listening area; enthusiasm for joining in our on- and off-air fundraising and outreach activities. An extensive personal music collection is a plus, and strong communication skills and dependability are crucial. The ability to type playlists or have an assistant do so for you is required. Previous radio experience is not necessary; all training will be provided.
Applications are available at the station, 118 South Bedford Street, or go online to wortfm.org and look under the Music section. Please submit materials as soon as possible to ensure consideration. Top applicants will be interviewed and may be asked to provide a recorded demo or do an audition on-air.
All qualified applicants may also be trained to be on our list of substitute hosts.
Thanks again for your interest in WORT-FM Community Radio!
Click the link below to fill out the online application.