1. Please Read This Before You Begin

Thank you for your interest in applying to produce a program on KFAI. Please answer every question as completely as possible, keeping in mind that members of the Content Advisory Committee will have multiple proposals to review.

Program Proposals Requested – Saturday Jazz
 
KFAI is now accepting abstracts for a 90 minute jazz program to fill an opening in the Saturday broadcast schedule.   This position is currently occupied by the program “Rhythm & Grooves.” The program’s 10:30am to noon time slot is being re-opened because host Larry Englund has decided to end his show.   KFAI is grateful to Larry for his many years of service to the station and its listeners. 
 
For this opening, the Content Advisory Committee will only consider proposals that focus on jazz.  Our intent is to strengthen the current schedule and to compliment the existing programs on either side of this time slot – “Mostly Jazz” from 9am to 10:30am, and “Jazz Diaspora” from noon to 1:30pm.  

All shows must keep in mind KFAI’s mission statement:

 “KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds.  By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities while fostering the values of democracy and social justice.”

While we don’t require any one program to serve every single component of the mission statement, we do want KFAI shows to be distinctive, creative and rooted in the community.
 
You may submit your proposals by downloading a form from the Content Advisory Committee page at KFAI.org.
 
Or you may fill out an application online using Survey Monkey.

Along with the submission form, please deliver a 30 to 60 minute sample of your proposed show on CD, or as an .mp3 or .wav file via e-mail, Soundcloud, or a file sharing service such as Dropbox. 
 
Proposals open:  December 15

Proposals closed:  January 15

Committee Decision:  February 13

Some tips about submitting a compelling proposal: 

Music shows are about music of course, but they are also about personality and companionship.  Your program abstract will be reviewed for its entertainment value and accessibility as well as for the tunes you choose.  Let us hear how you perform as a radio host.

Applicants for this slot should have a clear vision of who they intend to serve and how their program will add to KFAI’s legacy of community service.

Along with the submission form, please deliver a 30 to 60 minute sample of your proposed show on CD, or as an .mp3 or .wav file via e-mail, Soundcloud, or a file sharing service such as Dropbox. 

* 1. Date of Application:

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* 2. Proposed title of program

* 3. Primary Host Contact Information

* 4. Additional show participants - (If you are applying for a program as a group of two or more, list the names of all participants here. Please be specific as to the role of each person listed; e.g., Jane Doe -- program host; John Henry -- program engineer; Sally Brown -- guest curator. You must also indicate whether this person is a regularly appearing on-air contributor; generally this would mean a co-host):

* 5. Are you and members of your program team currently certified to operate KFAI's on-air equipment?

* 6. If selected do you commit to fulfill the weekly playlist reporting requirements (music or talk) for your show?

* 7. Please provide a detailed description of your program.
If it is unique, explain what makes it so.

* 8. Who is the intended audience for this program?

* 9. How will you market your program to your intended listeners? How will your social networks/community connections serve to grow the listenership of your proposed program?

* 10. What special knowledge, experience or education do you have that will help you produce this program? Please include any broadcast experience you may have.

* 11. KFAI’s Mission Statement: KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, while fostering the values of democracy and social justice.

How does this program help fulfill KFAI's mission?
Be specific; simply quoting the phrase "it serves underserved communities" may not adequately answer this question.

* 12. What access to relevant materials do you have?
Please be specific about music collections, personal libraries, subscriptions or other resources you currently have access to and would utilize on your show.

* 13. Give a detailed description of a typical show.
• If you are proposing a music show, make a sample playlist of artists/selections.
• If you are proposing a talk, public affairs, or arts program, list people you may interview, topics you might discuss, and sources of information you might use.
• List any ideas you have for special programs, recurring features, etc.

* 14. Please describe your current volunteer duties at KFAI. How many hours do you volunteer per month?

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