JOINING WVUD

PLEASE NOTE THAT WVUD IS ONLY SEEKING UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDENTS AT THIS TIME (non students can check again at a later time)

Becoming a DJ at WVUD requires completing a handful of steps.  Although these steps can seem intimidating or time consuming, rest assured that our staff is here to help!

WVUD is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) which means that students are given priority for show availability and scheduling.

WVUD is block formatted, which means that we play certain types of music at certain times of the day.  This effects how we place new shows on the schedule.

It is also very important to know that WVUD is more than just radio shows.  There are many ways to get involved with the station in our off-air departments.  There have been plenty of WVUD members over the years that have never done an on-air shift.  You could be one of these people as well!

THE STEPS!

  • SHADOW AN EXISTING SHOW: To get you started, we ask that you sit in on one of our existing shows to see a DJ in action.  This will make your training much easier! Contact Kushal Naik our Orientation Director to schedule a session.
  • TRAINING SESSION #1:  This is the longer of the training sessions.  We show you most aspects of our radio station.  While we show you a lot, you are not expected to remember everything at this time.  Once through the first session, students are able to begin broadcasting on The Basement.  We encourage you to do the second short training session and brief quiz as well, but you can elect to go right onto The Basement.
  • TRAINING SESSION #2:  This is a short session that informs you of logging, EAS and FCC requirements.  Once you finish this step, you can fill in on the FM station.  To get your own show, you would need to do some shows on The Basement OR complete a brief audition CD.
  • BRIEF QUIZ:  After your second session, we encourage you to do the brief online quiz (10 questions) about what you learned.  Most people pass this on the first try with no stress.  This quiz is taken on the WVUD page of StUDent Central.
  • AUDITION CD:  The last step towards getting your own FM show is to do a brief audition CD.  The format for this is in the link area below.  You do NOT need to do an audition to be on The Basement.
  • THAT’S IT!

USEFUL INFO

  • WVUD CONSTITUTION: This document is required reading for all WVUD members. It discusses all of the rights and responsibilities that go along with being affiliated with the station
  • WVUD BYLAWS:  This document addresses additional policies not mentioned in the WVUD constitution..
  • WVUD HANDBOOK:  Think of this document as ‘Cliffs Notes’ for WVUD.  It’s full of useful information and shortcuts that will come in handy during your time at WVUD.
  • AUDITION CD FORMAT:  This document lays out all of the demo tape requirements.