Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of WDIY. Whether you're an experienced radio professional looking to hone your craft or you wish to learn more about public radio through hands-on experience, we appreciate your time.

Current Programs with Volunteer Positions Available:

HOST - FRESH AIR
Weekdays, 12-1 pm

HOST - NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
Weekdays, 4-6 pm

A hosting position is responsible for overseeing a broadcast one time per week. WDIY will work with potential hosts to find a day that works with their schedule. Responsibilities include:

  • Reading live news reports, weather updates, traffic alerts, and station announcements
  • Ensuring recorded announcements air at the appropriate times
  • Monitoring the program's satellite feed
  • Understanding and following the station program log

Volunteer positions require a one-year commitment. Experience in radio broadcasting is preferred but not required. WDIY provides:

  • Mentorship with seasoned hosts
  • Technical and voice training
  • News writing training (optional)
  • Access to production studio for voice demo creation (optional)
  • Substitute hosting for dates you are unavailable

To apply for a position, send a resume and cover letter to info@wdiy.org.