In recognition for all the exceptional, selfless things they do, THANK YOU to all our volunteers who keep KPTZ operating and on the air 24/7, including our board members, station manager and day managers, department heads, DJs, show hosts and support staff.
If any of the following volunteer jobs fit your skills and interest, please fill out our Online Volunteer Application.
General Volunteer Opportunities
Sound Engineering and Editing
Do you have an aptitude for learning new technology? Ever wanted to know how the creative programs on KPTZ are produced? We offer small-class training for this entry-level position. This volunteer opportunity requires at least 2 hours a week.
In addition to copying (ripping) CDs to our Music Library, this job needs someone with wide knowledge about many the music genres KPTZ plays so as to identify them in the Library. This volunteer opportunity requires at least 2 hours a week.
Experienced reporters are needed to develop stories about our community and the surrounding areas for presentation on KPTZ Compass and News programs. You would develop both news and local features, then learn how to record and edit these segments. For more information, email Steve Evans at [email protected].
We would like to hear from potential programmers. We need many volunteers to run KPTZ, from on-air DJs and music hosts, to interviewers and reporters, to producers, writers, audio engineers, to artists, politicos and philosophers, all sharing their passions and ideas for community radio.
If you are interested in volunteering in any of these program-related capacities please send us an email with your name, address, phone numbers, any radio experience (where and when) and put “Program Developer” in the subject line. Then tell us how you want to get involved.
Additionally, if you want to submit a show proposal, consider the following types of programming. Submit your contact information, your show’s description, and a demo, if possible, based on our submission guidelines.
In particular, we would love to hear from you if you have an idea for a regular short radio segment on a particular subject? Birdnote, StarDate or Writers’ Almanac on public radio are good examples. Could you do a weekly or daily short piece on some relevant subject or theme? We have already had ideas submitted for: local film criticism, wildlife, speech, word origins and usage, singing and environmental concerns. The range of possibilities for personal essay and commentary is endless, and exciting.