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KKCR community radio offering free workshop on talk show hosting

KKCR, Kaua‘i Community Radio, broadcasting from 91.9 and 90.9 FM is offering a free workshop for Kaua‘i residents interested in learning about radio talk format techniques. All current KKCR programmers with talk or public affairs formats are also encouraged to attend. Programmers who occasionally conduct interviews and current or aspiring programmers are also welcome.

KKCR is Kaua‘i’s volunteer and community supported radio station. KKCR is open to local participants, talents and points of view. In that spirit, KKCR is providing residents the opportunity to learn the vital community service of outreach by becoming a skilled radio talk show host.

Some of the topics that will be covered at the “Talk show hosting workshop” are creating your personal style, packaging and promoting your show, enticing and fielding callers, interview techniques, choosing and preparing guests and suggestions for running a more professional program.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet some of KKCR’s current talk show hosts, management, and other on-air staff. Participants will also qualify to be placed on a list of available substitutes and co-hosts. 

The workshop will take place at the Lihu‘e Library conference room from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. No preregistration is required for the workshop.

KKCR hopes this workshop is another step, or the needed one to cultivate a larger pool of public affairs program volunteers. Participants are asked to bring paper, a pen and an enthusiasm for the opportunity to be a potential liaison to better serve Kaua‘i. For those current programmers, the opportunity is to produce a better program. All interested residents are invited. Bringing snacks to share is encouraged.

Besides the workshop, anyone interested in learning more about the volunteer program in general and how to begin the orientation and training program may contact KKCR at 826-7774 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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