What the hell goes on behind the scenes at KFJC?
Responsible for all the electrons chasing around the station - from the point where a needle hits the vinyl (or a laser hits a CD) to the time our signal leaves the antenna or races over the Internet on its way to your ears.
The people that poll the world over and get all that wonderful music into our library. They oversee the process of music reviews and maintain our "current" library.
Ever wonder who does those great 'spots' promoting events for KFJC such as the fundraiser, special events or even other shows? The Production Department is responsible for producing and approving spots as well as training new participants how to run the production equipment. We've got two fully equipped studios plus several computers in the station lobby that are used for production.
The Program Director is responsible for the on-air schedule, including approving new DJs for broadcast. The PD approves shows, sets the weekly schedule and sets the break clock including break formats.
The Promotions Department is the liaison to local clubs and venues. The department is repsonsible for the production of the Concert Outlook and Entertainment calendar - a comprehensive look at the live events happening throughout the Bay Area, with a special emphasis on the wide variety of music featured on KFJC itself. The calendar is recorded weekly and broadcast daily at 5:30 and 8:30 AM as well as 12:30 and 5:30 PM.
KFJC often offers free or discount tickets and passes to local shows and events. These give-aways are organized by the promotions department and presented to various DJs to distribute to listeners over the air.
KFJC co-promotes shows and concerts of interest. Often KFJC personnel will attend these events and have a table with station information and merchandise. These events will typically be noted on this website.
In addition to music, KFJC offers a variety of public affairs programming including Thoughtline, For the Record by Dave Emory and news-oriented specials.
The Publicity Department is responsible for the outbound marketing of the station. Currently this consists of working with the local press (posting program listings, pursuing story ideas, etc.) as well as producing the program guide and developing this very website.
Public Service Announcement (PSA) Department
As a condition of our broadcast license, KFJC must act as an agent of public good in our community. Part of that community service comes in the form of public service announcements which promote the activities of non-profit groups, government agencies or other matters of public interest. Station personnel are given work credit for the creation of these announcements which are read several times each show by the DJs. The Public Service Announcement manager collects and posts these announcements and ensures that time sensitive materials are correctly handled.
If you are a non-profit (501.3c) corporation or government agency, contact the public service department to submit your public service announcement material. KFJC reserves the right to choose which materials to present to its audience.
In accordance with FCC regulations, we keep strict logs of all station business conducted over the air. These logs are the DJ's cue to conduct business including legal IDs, Public Service Announcements, Underwriting, EAS tests and other station business. The Traffic Department is responsible for creating and ensuring the accuracy of the station log files.
Owing to our affiliation with Foothill College, KFJC serves as a training ground for all aspects of radio operation. The training starts with a formal Foothill community education class and extends through the rest of anyone's affiliation to the station.
Someone gets to keep us running straight! The Treasury Department oversees the balance sheet, the income statement, the bottom line, and lovingly caresses each and every donation check.