KFJC 89.7FM

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 Class
Your 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 Training
After 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 shifts
New 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.

When?

KFJC's quarterly training class has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and now runs as a series of weekly online sessions. The Spring 2021 class will run on Wednesday evenings from April 7th for 10 weeks, and registration is now open through Foothill's Community Education program. Click here to register for the full course.

The class starts with an orientation session that's open to all on Wednesday April 7th at 7:30pm, and you can get the Zoom link for that session by filling out the form here; after clicking "Register" you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the first two sessions.

If you choose to continue with the class, you will need to separately register through Foothill's Community Education program by April 15th here.

Any questions? Send us a message.

You can also send us a message to sign up for email updates about future training classes.

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