Training at KFJC
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.
1. Orientation ClassYour introduction to KFJC begins with the 10-week long KFJC Radio Station class, which, due to Covid-19 restrictions, now runs as an online class on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm. This class, which costs $60, covers our Entry-Level Orientation to basic station procedures and functions.
2. 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.
3. Graveyard shiftsNew DJs continue to train on an independent basis, and are required to complete 13 graveyard shifts (2am to 6am) at their own pace before being allowed to apply for daytime shifts.
KFJC's quarterly training class has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and now runs as a series of weekly online sessions. The Summer 2021 class starts on June 30th and is now open for registration through Foothill's Community Education program. Click here to register for the full course.
You will also need the Zoom link for the first two class session by filling out the form here; after clicking "Register" you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the session.
If you prefer, you can join those sessions first, then if you want to continue, you can register with the college the day after the second one using the above link.
Any questions? Send us a message.
You can also send us a message to sign up for email updates about future training classes.