KFJC Training Curriculum

The Entry-Level Orientation at KFJC (previously called Radio 90A) is the gateway through which all KFJC DJs must pass. After successful completion of this course, a potential DJ is placed into formal training program which varies by individual but typically combines one-on-one training with an on-air DJ, followed by graveyard (2A to 6A) shifts, and then certification.

The orientation class is taught on Wednesday evenings. Check notices at the station (Building 6200, Room 6202) for times and room for the orientation.


Section 1
  • Defining KFJC
  • Station Tour
  • Media Requirements
  • General Terminology

Section 2

  • Libraries
  • Music Handling
  • Alphabetizing and Library Filing
  • Air Names
  • Adobe Audition (audio editor) training and Voice ID

Section 3

  • Script Writing
  • Underwriting
  • Public Service Announcements
  • SCs
  • Station ID and Logos
  • Jock Training Program

Section 4

  • Voice and Diction
  • Microphone Use
  • VU Meters
  • Break Clock
  • Basic Business
  • Traffic Definitions
  • Jock Critiques

Section 5

  • Midterm
  • Giveaways
  • Logs
  • Playlists

Section 6

  • Board Operation
  • Observations of DJ shows
  • Radio Station Tour

DJ Training Section 1

  • Library organization and filing rules
  • Record and CD refiling
  • Music Computer

Section 7

  • Indecency and Obscenity
  • On-air Breaks
  • PSA Reading
  • Ticket Giveaways


DJ Training Section 2

  • Microphones
  • Policy Review

Section 8

  • Final Exam


DJ Training Section 3

  • Logs
  • Meter Readings


DJ Training Section 4

  • Equipment and Board Operation
  • Turntables
  • Tape Decks
  • Solid-state players, USB, etc.
  • Remote Sources


DJ Training Section 5

  • Half-hour full operation (repeated as required)


DJ Training Section 6

  • One hour full operation (repeated as required)


DJ Training Section 7

  • One hour compatible shift with scoped air check submitted to program director.

Once a student has passed the Midterm, they're eligible to start DJ training. The student is paired with an on-air personality and goes through these generalized steps during the weekly DJ air shift.

Upon approval from the program director, you're ready to fly solo - congratulations!

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