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Internship Program

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. 

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS 

All interns MUST: 

-R
eceive school credit for internship
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Be able to participate in an 8-12 week program
-B
e 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
-B
e motivated to work hard
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NOT be offended easily, as this is a fast-paced, sometimes ‘blue’ environment 

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS 

All interns MUST: 

-H
ave good computer/typing skills
-Have excellent writing skills
-B
e able to multitask
-B
e able to work on a hard and fast deadline
-B
e 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. 

SPECIAL NOTE 

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) 

PROGRAM BREAKDOWN 


Basics 

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: 

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Where to find potential segments for the show
-How to a
ssist producers in researching and developing subjects for possible show segments
-H
ow to track down potential show guests
-A
bout the importance of “follow-up” research
-H
ow to conduct ‘pre-interviews’ 

Screening 

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:
 

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What screening is
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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: 

-H
ow to update a typical show's web page on the station site
-H
ow to edit audio
-H
ow to post podcasts
-T
he importance of our social networking pages 

Station Imaging

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
-A
udio editing software for the purposes of station imaging
-P
ull 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


News

While News and Programming work together, there are some significant differences between the two that you need to know.

During this week you will:
 

-L
earn the difference in being a news reporter and a talk show host
-L
earn how to put a full news cast together
-Sp
end an entire day with a news reporter, out in the field and learn all aspects of the job they do. 

 
Promotions 

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

CONTACT:
Michelle Kube, Executive Producer, 
The Bill Handel Show & Wake Up Call with Gary Hoffmann

Email: michelle@kfi640.com

 

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