FAll 2018 WXNA DJ trainee Application

WINDOW FOR APPLICATIONS:
July 9 (6:00 a.m.) - July 22 (11:59 p.m.)

Training Period: Week of July 30 Through Week of September 17


ABSOLUTELY NO EARLY OR LATE SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED
 

WHAT AM I APPLYING FOR? If your application is accepted, you will become a member of our Fall 2018 DJ trainee class. Training begins the week of July 30 and consists of 2 hours per week for 6 to 8 weeks. Components include in-studio and classroom training. A final evaluation will be administered at the end of the training period.

Successful graduates of the program will be promoted to the WXNA sub pool for the remainder of the current programming period, and may then apply for their own show for the official Fall 2018 programming period, which begins in early October. Applicants are not guaranteed a show on the October schedule, though we will do our best to place all successful graduates. If you do not get a show at the beginning of the Fall 2018 programming period, you will be allowed to continue subbing for other DJs and will be in line for a show should spots open up on the schedule over the course of the period.

ALL COMPONENTS OF THE TRAINING PERIOD ARE MANDATORY. Failure to meet these initial requirements will result in swift removal from the program. The rewards are great, but the commitment is serious.


There are three parts to this application.
 

Part 1: Contact Information

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). Click on button below to begin.


Part 2: The Nitty Gritty

Part 2 of your application must be filled out and submitted all at once. You cannot fill it out halfway, save it, and come back later. You may find it helpful to create your answers in a separate document, then copy and paste into this form.

REGARDING TIME COMMITMENT: Availability is a crucial part of DJ training. The greater your availability, the better your chances of being accepted into the program.

WXNA DJs do more than host a one- or two-hour show every week. They keep the station running with their volunteer efforts. All official DJs fulfill station service requirements. There are many ways to do this—working events, assisting in the office, helping to catalog music, serving on the fundraising team—and everyone is expected to pitch in. WXNA would not exist otherwise!


Part 3: Sample Recording

(NOTE: Audacity is a free program that can be used to create your sample recording.)

FOR TALK SHOWS: Give us a five-minute sample plus the public service announcement (PSA) below.

FOR MUSIC SHOWS: Put together a recording of a talk break that includes you back announcing five songs from your sample playlist ("You just heard ... and before that ... interesting random fact about this song ..." etc.) and reading the public service announcement (PSA) below.

PSA TEXT:

“Open Table Nashville is a non-profit, interfaith community that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized and provides education about issues of homelessness. To learn more or to find out how you can help, visit Open Table Nashville dot org.”

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