Our mission is to make available to the community a broad range of ideas and ideals useful to a full and enlightened life.
Radio Catskill is always looking for volunteers to help with our ongoing projects . Here are some opportunities:
We can use help with basic office support – mailings, filing, typing and telephoning – weekdays, 10 am to 5 pm.
Special events – such as our annual Spring, Summer and Fall Fund Drives, community tabling events (like farmer’s markets) and audio production.
We can also benefit from volunteers with special skills, such as digital technology programmers, designers and engineers; graphics design; news reporting/writing/production and donor management data entry.
HAVE PROGRAM IDEA? TELL US ABOUT IT !
We are always evaluating our programming to better serve our community and to diversify the perspectives from around the Catskills & Northeast Pennsylvania.
Our programming and scheduling are carefully considered and are mission-based. Programming assessment is based on, but not limited to, audience feedback, surveys, listener testimonials, and guidance from the Community Advisory Board, whose purpose is to advise the station of what the listenership is thinking and feeling.
Before you submit your program concept, listen to WJFF Radio Catskill at different times. Will your idea be a fresh new addition to our public radio line-up? What will set it apart? How will it support our mission? Is there something about your concept that will especially appeal to public radio listeners in The Catskills & Northeast Pennsylvania ?
Then, tell us more about your idea. Include all of the following information:
· Your name and contact information (mailing address, phone, email)
· Your relevant experience with the subject matter of your program
· Your experience with broadcasting or audio production (though a radio background is not required)
· Proposed length of program (60 or 30 minutes or other) and frequency (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or other)
· Tell us the concept. What’s it about?
· Describe sample content of a typical show.
· Who do you think it would most appeal to?
· Why would it be a valuable addition to WJFF Radio Catskill’s schedule?
Radio Catskill staff will review your written proposal. If we think your idea will make a distinctive and engaging addition to the line-up, and if there is an appropriate opening in our program schedule, we will invite you to produce a pilot radio show.
When completed, Radio Catskill staff will review the pilot. We may have suggestions for modifications and may ask you to revise the pilot before making a final decision. If the pilot is approved, you will be asked to sign a formal Volunteer Producer’s Agreement acknowledging our policies and procedures, and those of the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates broadcast stations.
We’re committed to recruiting and nurturing talented local producers who will help Radio Catskill continue to grow in service of our community.