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, was running as an online class. However we are now able to return to a classroom setting on the Foothill college campus, although the class will continue to be available online. 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.
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 generally required to complete 13 graveyard (2am to 6am) shifts at their own pace before being allowed to apply for daytime shifts.
Our Fall 2023 class starts on Wednesday September 27th, and is now open for registration until the day after class session 2. Please click here to register for the class.
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.
Those who choose to take the class online will need to request the Zoom link for the first two sessions by filling out this form. After clicking "Register" you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the Zoom session.
Please note that current campus rules state that masks are no longer required in classrooms, but are "strongly recommended."
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