Production and Live Sound
LIVE SOUND ENGINEERS
All positions are volunteer. Internship credit is available.
SKILLS: Experience/interest running live sound for either (or both) music or talk, knowledge of using basic sound engineer boards and equipment, familiarity with microphones and proper microphone placement.
TRAINING: A WRIR volunteer will train you. Training is scheduled as needed either individually or with a group
LOCATION: WRIR studio
TIME: Once trained, you will do sound engineering when needed. Usually 1-2 bands perform each week, mostly on weekends. You can also have a regular gig of doing sound for a live-recorded talk show. Live talk shows happen during the weekdays.
1) Tell us about yourself by filling out our volunteer application. Include your experience with sound engineering.
2) Meet WRIR volunteers by attending a committee meeting. Seriously, just show up and introduce yourself. This calendar has the schedule of meetings. Some are monthly. Some are every other month.
3) Listen to WRIR and follow us on social media. You’ll discover programs and opportunities to help the station. Email the Volunteer Coordinator with your questions, inquiries or suggestions at [email protected].
WRIR has as a group of volunteers who produce promotional spots for the station. Members of the production team learn digital editing, how to write for radio and how to record/produce radio spots. This is a great way to learn sound engineering through hands-on experience. We have weekly hangouts on Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. to produce promos and learn other skills.
SKILLS: Experience or desire to learn radio production, good writing skills, some basic computer skills.
TRAINING: An extensive mentoring program with members of the production team; usually involves two or three classes to learn the basics of radio production and then 20 hours spent doing production projects for the station.
TIME: 20 hours for training and then 2-5 hours a week (or month) depending on your schedule.
CONTACT: If you have an interest in radio production, contact [email protected] for information.