Training at KFJC
Our Winter 2024 course begins Wednesday January 10th — why not join us?
KFJC is more than a radio station - it's a learning institution. Our primary function is to teach the art of radio to students of all musical tastes and skills. Whether it's learning to be a DJ, going though our public affairs department, our engineering ranks - in fact, KFJC operates through a total of ten different departments, each with its own skill set and all needed to run a radio station. All new station members are expected to complete basic training, which has a focus on on-air operations.
Ten-Week Introduction Course
Your introduction to KFJC begins with the 10-week long KFJC Radio Station class which meets for ten weeks as a hybrid class — in-person at the Foothill college campus, and online via Zoom. The class is held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm, costs $60 and covers our Entry-Level Orientation to basic station procedures and functions.
If you are unsure whether the class is for you, you are invited to attend the Orientation session on Wednesday, January 10th at 7:30 pm.
Planning to attend via Zoom?
On-Air TrainingAfter passing the Orientation Class, those who choose to get on the air will be paired with an DJ for training during their weekly on-air shift. The match will be determined by your schedule and musical interests. This stage of training follows a formal program, lasts several weeks and concludes with one hour of supervised independent operation.
Please note: based on campus restrictions due to Covid-19, the exact nature of DJ training is subject to change.
Graveyard ShiftsNew DJs continue to train on an independent basis, and are generally required to complete 13 graveyard (2am to 6am) shifts at their own pace before being allowed to apply for daytime shifts.
To attend in person, park in lot 6 on the Foothill College campus and go to room 6708. There are no parking fees for this quarter. Directions from 280 are here and a closeup of the classroom vicinity on campus is here.
VTA buses 40 and 52 go to the Foothill campus; however only route 40 is suitable for evening classes.
Please note that current campus rules state that masks are no longer required in classrooms, but are strongly recommended.
Any questions? Send us a message.
You can also send a message to sign up for email updates about future class registration dates.