How to be A WCAA-LP Volunteer

Volunteering at WCAA-LP 107.3 FM

WCAA-LP 107.3 FM is also volunteer-powered community radio—most of our radio hosts are volunteers. The station currently operates with NO paid staff and thus relies on the talents and energies of our many dedicated volunteers for almost all of our on-air and off-air activities. As a community radio station, WCAA-LP 107.3 FM is committed to volunteer participation and works to train community members in the skills of broadcasting and empower you to be the media.

There are a variety of ways you can contribute to the station on-the-air,  behind the scenes, or in radio station governance, but volunteering at WCAA-LP 107.3 FM is not a casual activity. Ten’s of thousands of people will tune into WCAA-LP 107.3 FM every week and expect our service to be accurate, reliable, and professional. Volunteering at WCAA-LP 107.3 FM requires a serious commitment on your part to maintaining the value of our service to the community.

 

 Volunteer Commitment

As a volunteer-powered, community radio station, there are a variety of ways you can contribute to WCAA-LP 107.3 FM and learn the art of radio. One important warning, though: community radio, like many small-budget non-profit organizations, laborers under the burden of doing a lot with very little. A lot of things that big companies can do without blinking an eye, like providing an endless stream of copier paper and office supplies, are beyond the resources of community radio. That means your commitment as a volunteer is extremely important: maintain a fixed schedule of volunteer hours, complete the work assigned to you, do it on-time, find a substitute in your absence, etc. Above all, be reliable and professional in your volunteer work at WCAA-LP 107.3 FM.

Think of community radio as a potluck. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves, work with others to plan the menu and help prepare the meal together—there won’t be a Chef or clean-up crew to do everything for you. Like all community endeavors, Community Radio takes patience, engagement, determination and an investment of your energy. When you see a need to be filled, offer your help to fill it. When you see staff struggling to get everything done, find a way to become part of the solution. That’s what true community is all about.

  • Contact us @ (518) 463-2222 or wcaa@grandarts.org