REMINDER: The Responsibilities of a KBOO Programmer

Published date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 7:16pm

Having access to the airwaves is a privilege and requires that everyone lend a hand to keep the station running!

Here are the On-Going  Responsibilities of a KBOO Programmer:

1.) Keep your contact information up to date in VicNet and with your Staff Point Person.

  • Don't have a VicNet Account or don't know your username? Email Volunteer@kboo.org
  • If your main source of communication with your Staff Point Person changes (i.e. Email Address), please notify them directly as well.

2.) Communicate with your Staff Point Person as needed.

  • (If you are within the Public Affairs purview, your Staff Point Person is the Public Affairs Director [PAD] Publicaffairs@kboo.org
    If you are within the Music/Culture purview, your Staff Point Person is the Program Director [PD] Program@kboo.org)
  • This means that you return emails as needed and keep them informed if you are unable to fulfill your obligations
    • i.e. If you are sick and unable to produce your upcoming show, inform the PAD/PD as soon as possible, so they can find a substitution.
    • i.e If you are part of a collective, and a host leaves the show or wishes to join, notify the PAD/PD, so they can keep their records up to date.

4.) Read the All Volunteer Email Newsletter

  • The first week of every month, Staff sends out an All Volunteer Newsletter. The bottom segment of the newsletter is designated for important information for Show Hosts.
  • It is your repsonsibility to make sure you are on the mailing list and that you read the newsletter all the way through.

5.) Attend the All Programmer Meetings

  • KBOO holds these meetings twice a year (Spring & Fall)
  • You will be notified of the dates for these meetings through the All Volunteer Newsletter. We provide multiple dates to accommodate everyone's schedule.
    • Let the Program Director know if you are not receiving the newsletter!

5.) Create an Episode Page for each upcoming show (Tutorial)

  • If you are a DJ, you are also required to fill out a Spinitron Playlist (Tutorial)
  • If you need further guidance, you can visit Jenka's Office Hours or schedule a time to meet Web@kboo.org

6.) Volunteer 24 Hours a Year outside your Program

  • Make sure to report your volunteer time to the google form. (Email Program@kboo.org if you don't have the link)
  • Here's a list of the Current Volunteer Opportunities
  • The premise of this requiremnent, is that you are putting in time to support the station -outside your program. Learn more about what qualifies as "Outside your show" on the Current Volunteer Opportunties Page.

7.) Maintain an up to date Show Promo

  • Each show has a short on-air announcement, informing listeners about their program and the day/airtime. You only have to update this promo occasionally. (i.e If a host joins/leaves the show, program moves timeslot, changing show format)
  • If you are uncertain if your existing promo is up to date, email Program@kboo.org to receive a copy of the promo we have on file.
  • Email the Program Director If you need assistance writing a script for your promo or to submit a new promo.
  • Promo Tutorial - Coming Soon


If these responsibilities are too much for you at this time, consider reducing your shows frequency or becoming a sub.

We have plenty of opportunities for commitment free programming. AudioPilot and Radiozine are KBOO's Music and Public Affairs timeslots dedicated to commitment free programming. Email program@kboo.org if you are interested in creating an Audiopilot or publicaffairs@kboo.org for a Radiozine!
You can also produce special pieces or editorials for Special Programming Days!

If you have any questions about Programmer Obligations email Program@kboo.org