2013 First Voice Media is looking for new applicants!

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.

GROUP 39 APPLICATION DEADLINE:  5pm, February 8, 2013

MANDATORY ORIENTATION AT KPFA: 7-9 pm, February 21, 2013


2013 First Voice Media Application (word document)

2013 First Voice Media Application (pdf document)

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

About First Voice Apprenticeship

First Voice Apprenticeship is an apprenticeship program at KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley and is designed to provide comprehensive broadcast, technical, and administrative skills training in radio. First Voice also aims to build and strengthen community and empower our participants to find their voice and tell their stories. The First Voice program is based on community building, a collaborative work environment and passing on our skills and stories. We focus on bringing women and people of color into media and work in partnership with Pacifica community radio station KPFA and other community media outlets, both locally and nationally. The First Voice Apprenticeship Program is currently 18 months. Everyone is required to spend one business day each week working at KPFA, as well as two class nights. The dayshift is a three hour shift and apprentices do administrative and production tasks. The dayshift runs on an intergenerational group learning model, with each phase teaching the next, and integrates service to the station, skills acquired in classes, motivation and leadership.
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One Response to 2013 First Voice Media is looking for new applicants!

  1. Imani St. James says:

    I am interested in internship position. I welcome any information that you can give me on how to apply? Thanks for your assistance.

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