90.TEEN

90.Teen KEXP

KEXP is excited to present a free education program teaching youth the art of music curation and radio. Working with KEXP DJs, young music-lovers will gain knowledge and training in music curation, board operation, physical and digital asset management, mentorship, and basic radio skills. Youth will also gain insight into non-commercial public community radio with classes taking place right here at the KEXP studio.

Students who complete the full training will join a cohort of rotating hosts for KEXP’s youth show 90.TEEN.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Youth ages 15-18 with a passion for music. 

ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:

Fully-funded six-week instruction
$150 travel stipend for the program duration (September 2nd, 2021 - October 7th, 2021)
$30 for each show aired on KEXP

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

-Dependable
-Open to learning new things and refining them
-Access to WiFi
-Has a working computer (if not, KEXP will work to provide one)
-Works well with others
-Passionate about music, sharing music and discovering new music.
-Shows enthusiasm and commitment for creative projects
-Shows interest in curation

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS:

-Digital class start date: September 2nd (class is every Thursday on Zoom)
-Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST

Digital class end date: October 7th

First show airs on Saturday, October 16th at 6:00 AM PST on KEXP

*Once KEXP opens up to the public, we plan to work with this cohort IRL at the KEXP studios and that will require in person training. This will be determined some time during the current program that the cohort is in* 
*Program with cohort will end in March 2022 and there is no guarantee of being hired at KEXP*

APPLICATION INFORMATION: 

Applicants must live in or near the Seattle-Tacoma metro area and able to travel. 

Applications are now closed until 2022. 

For any inquiries about the Youth DJ program or 90.TEEN, please email feedback@kexp.org. 

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