First Voice Media is currently looking for new applicants! (downloadable applications at the bottom)

First Voice Media is a radio skills apprenticeship at KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley CA. Participants receive training in radio journalism, professional broadcasting, line production, media making and much more. Members of First Voice Media also produce and broadcast Full Circle, a weekly cultural affairs radio magazine airing each Friday from 7 to 8pm. If you don’t hear your community being represented in the media, First Voice Media is for you!

First Voice Media is an intensive program spanning from 15 to 18 months. Participants take classes from 7 to 9:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursday taught by skilled broadcasters, sound engineers, social media experts and activists. Participants also help produce content for KPFA and must commit to one 3 hour shift on either Monday, Thursday or Friday.

First Voice Media aims to cultivate a community of collaboration and chooses to represent diverse communities. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on the application process, click here.

GROUP 38 APPLICATION DEADLINE:  5pm, June 22nd, 2012

MANDATORY ORIENTATION AT KPFA: 7-9 pm, June 28th, 2012




If you are having trouble with downloading an application, please call 510-848-6767 x 235 to have one mailed to you.

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6 Responses to FIRST VOICE MEDIA is looking for NEW APPLICANTS For 2012!

  1. nerd says:

    Sorry if this posts twice but my comment disappeared…it may come back! Can the shift that First Voice requires its applicants to work at KPFA be an evening shift? It would be impossible for me to leave work during the daytime, but I am willing to come in the evenings.

    Thank you!

    • First Voice Media says:


      We have a day shift that meets on Monday in the evening so this shouldn’t be a problem. We urge you to submit your application and we can work around people’s schedules to accommodate a good fit. Thank you!


  2. Renee says:


    It is great that the deadline has been extended. I’m currently planning my Summer and Fall schedule, so can you tell me when does the actual training for the apprenticeship start?

    Thank you.

    • First Voice Media says:

      Hello Renee,

      FVM is currently trying to figure out the scheduled start date of the next group, but a safe estimate would be mid-August of 2011. Please send in your application and check back closer to the submission date, we will try to keep this site/post updated with all of the relevant information. You can also call the office at 510-848-6767×235 to talk to someone in person. Thanks for your interest, we look forward to reviewing your application!


  3. nerd says:

    this extension is awesome! another question (sorry!). if we are not in california for the mandatory meeting are we not eligible to apply for group 37?

    • First Voice Media says:

      Why don’t you contact the office at 510-848-6767 x 235 and talk to the directors to see if something can be arranged. Thanks for your questions and your interest!


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