To sign up for the following trainings, you must first attend a volunteer orientation. Our next volunteer orientation will be held

December 3rd, 2018, 6 - 8 pm

. If you have already been to orientation, and would like to sign up for any of these trainings, or discuss which trainings you need, please contact Ani Haines

Please see our volunteer page for more about volunteering, and attending the orientation.

While trainings are free to active volunteers at KBOO, we do require that you volunteer for eight-hours for each training you schedule.


Introduction to Audio Production

Learn your way around the KBOO Studios, how to use a mixing board, a microphone, and an audio source, how to do a phone interview, and how to use our production facilities. This is the very first production training you should take, and it is required for all future training

Sunday Novemer 11th noon - 3pm with Ray Bodwell

Tuesday November 13th  6-9pm, with Marc Weiner

Friday December 7th 2-6pm with Tim Nakayama

with Jenna Yokayama

with Ken Jones

Listening session for Audio Production Homework

In this class we listen to the homework required in the Intro to Audio Production class, and talk about KBOO values for creating audio content. We also go over a few basic organizing tips for producing radio programs

November 16th 6-8pm with Breana Loaranger

Legal Training: FCC and other Legal Restrictions at KBOO

This is a required class for all on-air volunteers. You will learn all about FCC regulations — like indecency, slander/libel, payola/plugola, and also non-profit law as it

Saturday October 27th 1-3pm with Erin Yanke

Saturday November 10th 3-5pm with Erin Yanke

Saturday December 8th 3-5pm with Erin Yanke

Beloved Community Classes

Will begin again in 2019.

If you are interested, come to the First Saturday of hte month noon meeting of the The Beloved Community in Action Discussion Group at KBOO, or contact Delphine at for more information.

Regular Trainings

Board Operator Training

You will learn the ins and outs of the Air Room, as well as how to communicate with the program host, how to cue music, etiquette for putting calls on the air, how to be prepared for emergencies,  and much more.

Tuesday November 6th 9-11am with Ray Bodwell

Tuesday November 13th 6-8pm with Somya Singh

Wednesday November 20th 6-8pm with Delphine Criscenzo

with Jenna Yokayama


Production Training Intensive

This is a full day intensive where we take the full Introduction to Audio Production, the Legal Training, Beginning Digital Editing classes, and we go over Field Recording and Listening Class basics.

with Jenna Yokoyama and Erin Yanke

Beginning Digital Editing

This class is the general introduction to the Adobe Audition Program. You will learn about file management, about digital editing, and how to upload your work onto the KBOO website, and how to download audio and edit it for KBOO airplay

Monday November 5th 6:30 - 7:30 with Ken Jones

with Marc Weiner

with Erin Yanke

PRE-REQUISITE: Introduction to Studio and Audio Production and Listening Session

Advanced Digital Editing

Learn how to use the multitrack functions in Adobe Audition, and make spots for KBOO on-air promotions.

with Rolf Semprebon

with Ken Jones

PM News Orientation

with Sam Bouman

Learn the basics of KBOO Evening news production process, how to begin volunteering with Evening news, how the Newsroom production studio works, and some basic interviewing techniques.

The KBOO Website for Programmers

with VJ Beauchamp

A brief look at how and why you can create compelling program episodes, embellish program pages, use social media, and otherwise promote your program to your public.

Writing for Radio

You will learn how to effectively write new copy for radio: intros, outtros, what to avoid, how to write copy for anchors, and the basics of voicing into microphones. Prerequisite:NEWSROOM ORIENTATION.

Public Affairs Programming Essentials

 with  Delphine Crisenzo

Discuss some of the basic elements that are essential to quality public affairs programming, both in technical skills and in compelling content. We will be sharing Tips, Pet Peeves, and learn how to do Critical Listening Evaluations.

Introduction to Podcasting

 with Erin Yanke

Learn how podcasting at KBOO is different from Broadcasting at KBOO. Learn how to set up your podcast, what your rights and responsibilities are as a KBOO podcaster, and more!

Hip Hop Past, Present, Future, and your place in it

Explore Hip Hop History locally and nationally including the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan, KBOOs Hip Hop Programming and on air battles, How Hip Hop influences art, culture and political consciousness, How struggles for liberation have contributed to Hip Hop Culture, and skills including Concert production and promotion, Networking, Studio training for radio production and digital production, Rhyme writing techniques for style, authenticity and success, and more

with Mic Crenshaw

Introduction to Engineering

Learn what the Engineering Department does: ensures the highest quality broadcast transmission from the on air talent to the listener.  You’ll learn what we do, and basic engineering concepts to explore the technical side of community radio

with Mike Johnson

Evaluating KBOO Programming

During this training you will learn about our new system for volunteers to help us conduct evaluations at KBOO. You’ll learn How to not use the evaluation form and minute per minute form, Music vs. PA vs. news program evaluation, How to access assignments, how to access audio to evaluate, and about Objectivity and opinions relating to  KBOO’s mission, vision, programming charter

ith  Delphine Crisenzo

Music Library Orientation

Learn how our library is organized, how we add music to our collection, and get involved in archiving our live music and creating the library database.

with Erin Yanke

Live Music Mixology: How to Mix and Broadcast Live Bands

You will learn how to mix and broadcast live performances in the KBOO studios.

with Jon Wohlfert

Prerequisite: Introduction to Audio Production, Audio Production Listening Session, Legal Training

Introduction to Collectives at KBOO

with Karen James

Whether forming a new KBOO Collective or joining an existing one, this class will introduce the current Collectives at KBOO and explain how they function, discuss membership requirements, insure that KBOO values are observed, and serve as a resource from established KBOO Collectives.

Interviewing Techniques

with Jenka Soderberg

Interviewing techniques – the art of the interview.  It’s more than just putting a microphone in front of someone!  Learn how to prepare for your interview, how to phrase your questions, and audio techniques for maximum effect. This training is aimed at news and public affairs volunteers.

Field Recording

with Erin Yanke

We  will focus on using the Zoom Recorders that  KBOO has available for field recording.  You will learn the check-out and check-in procedure for equipment,  how to put your new audio on the computer for editing, and tips for getting the most out of your field recording.

Announcing and Mic Technique

How to use the number one tool of radio, The Microphone, to your advantage. We'll learn how to sound good on the microphone, how to prepare your script and voice, and more!

News Production

with Ray Bodwell and Doug McVay

Learn how to produce the KBOO Evening News alongside some of our best! The role of the news producer is to oversee the construction of the news from scratch. Learn the anatomy of a newscast, how to project coordinate in a fast-paced and unpredictable environment, copy edit, and support volunteer anchors leading up to and during the live newscast in this full-length course that spans the duration of a typical day of a news producer.

Prerequisites: Newsroom Orientation, Intro to Audio Production/Listening, Beginning and Advanced Digital Audio Editing, Writing for Radio

Social Media Team Orientation

Help build and maintain KBOO’s presence on social media, by being part of our growing social media team of volunteers:  livestreaming in-studio music performances and off-site events, and using  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to drive traffic to our website, and more!

with Jenka Soderberg 


Social media familiarity and usage, computer skills, ability to navigate the internet and conduct online research.


Photography experience a plus, graphic design experience is also helpful, some knowledge of current events and/or local music scene also a plus.

Live Remote Broadcasting

Learn about Engineering setup, mixing, and Board Operation for broadcasting away from KBOO studios - Live Remote Broadcasting! Get the training to be part of KBOO’s Live Remote Team!

with Tom Hood

Prerequisite:Intro to Audio Production, Legal  Training, and the Listening Session.

Live Remote Producing

Learn about producing a live remote broadcast - from preparation of artist binders and content for the Announcers, to planning interviews, to live event management.

Get the training to be part of KBOO’s Live Remote Team!

with Erin Yanke

Prerequisite:Intro to Audio Production, Legal  Training, and the Listening Session.

Occasional Trainings

Introduction to Production Three

Learn about the latest production room at KBOO, Production Three!

with Jon Wohlfert

Introduction to the KBOO Archival Database

Learn how to use KBOO's archive database to find news and public affairs programs from the 1960s! You will learn about our database, how to edit information, and how to nominate items for digitization.

with Erin Yanke

Long-form Interviewing

Learn how to conduct a long form interview - the half hour to one hour focus on cultural affairs and public affairs llike author interviews.

Participants must have already done some news interviews or other radio interviews.

with Kathleen Stephenson

Pitch Producer Training

A Pitch Producer’s role is to ensure that throughout the on-air fundraiser its intent is clear to the audience, the messaging is effective and focused & goals are met. You will learn how to keep pitching clear and effective, and learn how to best communicate that to the Pitchers.

One on One Training Classes

Introduction to Social Media

Nathan Bachelder will provide one on one training for those with little or no social media experience, or those who have personal accounts and want to learn the basics of social media for promoting your radio show.

Beginning Digital Editing

Sean Steward can provide one-on-one support for digital editing problems on  the Adobe Audition Program.