So you wanna be a DJ?
Welcome to the Asheville FM volunteer page! We are always on the lookout for new volunteers with great ideas and an interest in community radio. Most of the time, we are contacted because people want to have a radio show and be a DJ. We are always looking for new content on AFM. We want to represent the community in which we live, as well as serve those who are under-represented in mainstream media outlets.
Asheville FM is community radio. Our goal is to find volunteers who want to be involved with the station and with the Asheville community as a whole. It’s very important to know that at the heart, Asheville FM isn’t just a radio station, it’s service to the community. We are looking for people who are interested in this aspect, as well as being a DJ.
To become a DJ, you must first be a volunteer within a department at Asheville FM. A minimum number of hours are required before you can apply for a show. You must also attend DJ training, as well as shadow experienced DJs. The last step is hosting the Sandbox Hour. Once those steps are completed, you can apply for a show. We revamp the schedule every 6 months (June and late fall).
AshevilleFM is exclusively programmed by volunteers, and so we’re always on the lookout for people who are interested in radio, helping others, and being of service to our community.
Different ways to help
We have many needs and many ways for you to help. Some people want to help only occasionally (for instance, during our fund drives) and some want to be really involved. We can work with your interest level and time availability. (Note: DJs and show hosts are required to donate a consistent amount of volunteer hours per month before they are eligible to apply for a show.)
Informational meetings about Asheville FM
All new volunteers should attend an informational meeting at our station. We offer group informational meetings, usually on Thursday nights. These meetings generally last about an hour, and we will explain our station history, departments, and talk about our specific needs. See below for the next available dates. Please email to RSVP. If you can make any of those dates, email us.
September 21, Thursday at 7pm
No orientations in October due to our semi-annual Fund Drive – stop by our station to meet our volunteers and chat with us!
November 19, Thursday at 7 pm
December 14, Thursday at 7 pm
We are actively recruiting for the following skills:
- nonprofit development (grant writing, fundraising, etc.)
- web development
- bilingual (particularly Spanish)
- Social media editors
- Street and tabling team!
If you have any questions, please drop us an email.