The DJ is the lynchpin of the radio station, connecting the music to the audience, and the experience and education that the DJ brings to the table are two very important factors. In this article, we’ll take a look at the station administration, the DJ’s role, and the KMNR Program Guide for DJs.
Radio DJs are the connective tissue between the show and any song
When it comes to entertainment, a radio DJ is probably one of the more difficult jobs. It requires a great deal of knowledge, experience, and multitasking skills. If you want to break into the field, you will have to work hard and give your all.
Most radio DJs start out as college students. During their college years, they gain experience in a number of different radio stations. This can help them land an internship or a job after graduation.
In addition, radio DJs are usually expected to attend events related to the music industry. The music director or program director selects the playlists for the show, and the DJ may interview artists or provide insight into new music.
In some cases, a radio DJ is called upon to perform live sets for entire cities. Many radio DJs also work as a producer and mixer.
Station administration is performed by a seven-member executive board
The University of Colorado’s KMNR radio station is a good ol’ fashioned rock and roll station, complete with a well appointed studio in the old Mining building. A staff of 60 to 70 full time and part time volunteers provide some of the best music you’ll hear anywhere in the Denver metro area. One of the best parts of the experience is the interaction between the student DJs and the plethora of guests who drop by. There are also a number of on campus events and parties to keep the party going. If you haven’t toured the place, you’re missing out.
KMMR boasts a top notch staff, and a slew of high profile visiting musicians who make their way up to the Mile High City. In an effort to keep things afloat, the station has introduced a handful of new programs in recent months. From an ever expanding roster of shows to new promotions and special events, the staff is constantly on the move.
KMNR Program Guide for DJs
KMNR radio is a non-commercial educational radio station at the University of Missouri-Rolla. This free format station offers informative and entertaining programs to students and community members. A complete program guide can be found at the UMR Library, KMNR studios, and on a WWW server. If you’re a student or interested in becoming a DJ, you can apply to become a trainee. There are specific requirements to meet. Once you complete them, you’ll be considered for an interview. Then you’ll have to attend the first station meeting of the semester and go through a training process. You’ll then be able to join KMNR as a DJ.
KMNR is run by students and is licensed by the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri. Its faculty advisor is Dr. Jeff Schramm.
KFOG’s DJs were let go in individual 10-minute sessions by Justin Wittmayer
If you were a long time KFOG listener, you may be shocked to learn that the station has been revamped and will cease operation on April 20. The change was brought on by Cumulus, which owns both KGO-AM and KFOG-FM, and was supposedly a result of poor ratings. However, a spokesman for Cumulus said that while the station is losing its audience, the changes are good for the company, which is looking to improve its bottom line.
The change is not only bad news for fans of the station, it will also cost the company millions of dollars. KFOG is one of the few remaining commercial radio stations in San Francisco with a history rooted in the freeform radio days of the ’70s. It is also one of the few radio stations in the country that hasn’t changed its format in years, which means it will have to build a new following from scratch.