KEXP Youth Radio Program

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 broadcast DJing 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 Radio Program, 90.TEEN.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Youth ages 15-18 with a passion for music. 

ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:

  • Fully funded six-week in-person class instruction
  • $150 stipend for in-person class instruction from September 12th, 2024 - October 17th, 2024
  • $30 for each show aired on KEXP
  • One-on-one mentorship from KEXP DJs
  • Total program duration - September 12th, 2024 - June 12th, 2025

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Youth ages 15-18 in the Seattle-Tacoma metro area
  • Dependable 
  • Open to learning new things and refining them
  • Access to Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Able to commit 3-4 hours per week for in-class learning and homework between 9/12 and 10/17 , and three 30-minute one-on-one mentorship sessions, between October and May. 
  • Able to commit to in-person, two hour recording sessions twice per month.

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS:

  • Class start date: Thursday, September 7th 
  • Class end date: Thursday, October 12th
  • Time: 4:30pm - 6:30 PM PST (weekly)
  • Recording sessions: October 19th - May 30th (approximately 2 per month)
  • Three mentorship sessions: Between October & May

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

The first show will air on Saturday, October 28th at 6:00 AM PST on KEXP.

*Program with cohort will end June 12th, 2025 with shows airing through October 2025.
*Please note there is no guarantee of being hired at KEXP*

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

APPLICATION INFORMATION: 

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, JULY 29TH AT 6:00 PM PST

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

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN JULY 8th at 6:00 AM PST AND WILL CLOSE ON JULY 29th at 6:00 PM PST

 

APPLY HERE!

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