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0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efaf630003ONLINE TRAINING MANUAL

Music Hour Clock

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With very few exceptions, what comes when during the hour is laid out the same way for every volunteer music shift.

Every hour has

  • a lost and found segment on the half hour,
  • two PSA segments: one at quarter after, one at quarter to
  • Legal ID between 59 minutes after and 1 minute after
  • NPR News from 1 minute after to 6 minutes after

If you're more word-oriented, here is the clock written out:

:01 - NPR starts

:04 - panic-inducing pause in NPR newscast

:06 - End of NPR news headlines

:06 - DJ live

In no particular order, cover these things:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Tell listeners they're listening to KPCW
  • Read pink index card with broadcaster names
  • Give a 3-4 day weather forecast
  • Play scheduled underwriters (maximum of three)
  • Give the time
  • Forward promote your hour
  • Promote the song your going into AND give the call letters. Example: "Next on KPCW, 'The Devil's Den' by Skrillex" (Just kidding. If you EVER play Skrillex or dubstep, you're fired. Like, before the song is even over.)

MUSIC - play 2 to 3 songs

:15 - Somewhere between 15 after and 19 minutes after, start your next break

Again, in no particular order:

  • Tell listeners they're listening to KPCW
  • Read ONE public service announcement
  • Play scheduled underwriters (maximum of three)
  • Give the time
  • Promote the song your going into AND give the call letters.

MUSIC - play 2 to 3 songs

:30 - Somewhere between 30 after and 35 minutes after, start your next break

Again, in no particular order:

  • Tell listeners they're listening to KPCW
  • Read THREE lost and found items
  • Play the Lost & Found Sponsor after reading L&F
  • Play the rest of the scheduled underwriters
  • Give the time
  • Promote the song your going into AND give the call letters.

MUSIC - play 2 to 4 songs

Monika served as a sales associate in Underwriting and Fundraising for KPCW from 2011 - 2016, but that was after nine years as a volunteer DJ, and most of them as a co-host of the KPCW Classifieds Show. Her background includes everything from running ELIZAS in an immunology lab to waiting tables to writing for newspapers and magazines. Her real passion is creating memes.