KYRS is powered by everyday people donating their time and talents. By joining the KYRS community, you help bring diverse programming into the homes of more radio listeners. We do our best to cater opportunities to your interests and availability, and we welcome your expertise. From music review to bookkeeping, there are many ways to support KYRS. Sharing your time and talents is one of the best! We also have internships available for certain positions. For More information, call KYRS Volunteer Coordinator Joseph Ready at 209-2581.
“KYRS Seeks Hosts for Locally Produced Radio Programs”
KYRS Thin Air Community Radio is looking for talented, forward-thinking hosts to produce a weekly current affairs radio programs. These individuals would gather and share information about the news, issues, music, lifestyle and culture that is important to the community in our area live on the radio.
Ideally the programs would be 1 to 2 hours in length and could require 2 to 4 hours weekly to research content and contact potential guests to interview. Prior broadcast experience is not required and KYRS will provide all the necessary training as well as on-going support to help the host be successful.
Programming on KYRS reaches, educates and helps thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest and this is your opportunity to be part of a conscious community that is making a positive impact on people and the planet.
We are currently in need of shows to discuss current affairs and areas of interest and concerns of:
Native American Community
Women’s Rights/Feminism Community
Given the current political climate, the Refugee Community is in real need of sources of information and dialog as well.
For more information on this exciting opportunity contact:
Dana Matthews, KYRS Program Director
Help produce a program
“So There I Was,” our locally produced interview/talk/story show, is looking for volunteers to help with the programming and production
of the show.
Help is needed in these four areas:
1. Finding Spokanites as well as visitors to the area that have an
interest in speaking on the radio.
2. Calling, emailing, talking to and scheduling potential guests.
3. Conducting interviews as a host or co-host.
4. Updating social media.
Volunteers should have the following:
Strong writing skills, especially for the purposes of sending emails and
posting to social media
Strong verbal communication skills
An interest in reflecting the diverse population and voices of Spokane as
exemplified by the guests
An interest in helping to promote the community and the arts by inviting
guests that can represent different events
Time in their personal schedule to meet at least once a week for a one
hour planning session, another hour to record/speak to the guests and
another hour for any post interview tasks
The spirit of volunteerism
A volunteer doesn’t have to fulfill all roles. Help in any of the above
four areas is greatly appreciated.
Contact Neil at sothereIwas@kyrs.org
Love music? Super organized? Have time to contribute to a local radio station? KYRS Thin Air Community Radio is looking for a volunteer music library assistant to process new music and update our collection. Must be able to spend at least 1 hours/week at the station. Times/days of the week are flexible.
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, noting your interest and experience with music and/or libraries and your availability.
For more info: 509- 209-2581
Put up fliers announcing KYRS events. Help with door-to-door leafleting campaigns.
Distribute car donation flyers.
Help with events
This is an as needed position.
Contact: Joseph Ready, email@example.com
For more info: 509-209-258
Commitment: up to 2 hours per week, with at least a 6-month commitment
Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator
Your Role is to lead efforts to help raise community awareness about KYRS–to elevate our presence in the community.
Keep updated on all Spokane Events such as music festivals, art shows, college events, community gatherings, street fairs, etc. and contact a representative about KYRS tabling at these events. Keep an updated list of these events with contact info, dates, and times.
- Work with staff and other volunteers to create and update outreach materials for KYRS, such as info posters, tabling material, etc.
- With Membership Director, develop comprehensive and updated contact list of community groups etc. that we can mail to.
- Organize a speaker’s bureau to do presentations to community groups.
- Coordinate outreach to ethnic populations and other underserved populations.
- Work with staff and volunteers to explore new outreach strategies such as bus billboards, collaborations with other organizations, etc.
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