INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR KFI-AM 640 and KTLK AM 1150 PROGRAMMING
If you’re passionate about talk radio and want a well-rounded experience to find out what there is to offer in the industry, then you'll want to experience an internship with KFI AM 640 or KEIB-AM 1150.
From assisting the show’s producers with in-depth segment research, to experiencing a day in the life of a news reporter, you’ll be exposed to all aspects of the industry during your time with us.
You’ll leave the experience with full knowledge of what it takes to make it in the industry.
All interns MUST:
-Receive school credit for internship
-Be able to participate in an 8-12 week program
-Be willing to work at least 2 days per week/ 6-8 hours a day
-Be willing to work early morning OR late night hours if needed
-Be motivated to work hard
-NOT be offended easily, as this is a fast-paced, sometimes ‘blue’ environment
All interns MUST:
-Have good computer/typing skills
-Have excellent writing skills
-Be able to multitask
-Be able to work on a hard and fast deadline
-Be able to take initiative be unafraid to ask questions
Audio editing skills are not mandatory (they will be taught here), but are helpful in accelerating your experience.
There is a 30 day period at the start of the internship in which the intern can choose to leave the program if they feel it's not working out. However, we reserve the right to dismiss an intern at any time for reasonable cause (i.e. excessive absences, tardiness, inappropriate behavior)
You will experience the ins and outs of how a talk show works. You will learn:
-How hosts and producers prepare for the show
-How engineers run the show
-How basic show formats work
-How to deal with hosts, publicists, guests and listeners.
Research & Development
Whether you want to be a talk show host, a producer, or a news reporter, learning how to research and develop topics properly and accurately is a must. You will learn:
-Where to find potential segments for the show
-How to assist producers in researching and developing subjects for possible show segments
-How to track down potential show guests
-About the importance of “follow-up” research
-How to conduct ‘pre-interviews’
For a show that takes listener calls, the calls are only as good as the person screening them. You want calls that bring something to the table, versus someone who is dull and boring. Callers should add to the show, not take away from it.
You will learn:
-What screening is
-How to properly screen a call for air
Website Development & Editing
A show’s website and social networking pages are a vital part of a show’s success. You will learn:
-How to update a typical show's web page on the station site
-How to edit audio
-How to post podcasts
-The importance of our social networking pages
The ‘attitude’ of a radio station is as important as the programming. You will pair up with KFI's Imaging Director, Craig Taylor to learn:
-The importance of station imaging
-Audio editing software for the purposes of station imaging
-Pull and edit sound bytes for show promos
Production, Traffic & Continuity
Commercials are an important part of any radio station. You will learn:
-How commercials are put together for air
-How the commercials are scheduled
While News and Programming work together, there are some significant differences between the two that you need to know.
During this week you will:
-Learn the difference in being a news reporter and a talk show host
-Learn how to put a full news cast together
-Spend an entire day with a news reporter, out in the field and learn all aspects of the job they do.
Promotions are an important part of any radio station. So you need to know how they work. You will:
-Spend time with Promotions working on tasks and also possibly working a Promotions event for the radio station.
AM versus FM & Overall Review
During the final week of the internship, if possible, the intern will spend a day with one of our FM sister stations to learn the differences in ‘AM’ and ‘FM’ morning show programming.
The final week will also encompass a review of the intern’s entire experience, and field questions from the intern about any aspect of the internship
Michelle Kube, Executive Producer, The Bill Handel Show & Wake Up Call with Gary Hoffmann