Volunteering Placement Code: 007-AR-CHT-ESQ-EC
City/Province/Country: Esquel - Chubut - Argentina
Languages: Intermediate level of Spanish
Minimum and Maximum Length: 1 month minimum - flexible maximum
Ideal Start Date: Flexible
Timetable: 20 to 25 weekly hours, timetable to be agreed upon
Out of the desire to talk to the people, and to give them back their voice, came the idea to create a community radio station. The goal of Kalewche FM is to provide an alternative forum where the collective voice of the community takes centre stage; a station run by the community, for the community and that tackles issues that reflect the interests of that community.
Kalewche FM is an open and free radio. There is a high level of participation from local people both in the general organisation and in the production of programmes. The station gives people the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of radio, and the biggest beneficiaries are those with least access to the media.
The community radio Kalewche FM is a project of Mapu Association.
As a volunteer in the Community Radio Operator placement, you will be responsible for controlling the broadcast equipment, carrying out broadcasting activities, mixing sounds, classifying music, editing segments of the live show for possible re-broadcast, and other tasks related to the functioning of the community radio station.
Also, according to your experience, you will be able to participate in different programs, record radio shorts, help update the websites of the radio (www.kalewchefm.org), etc.
The aim of this volunteering placement is that you help achieve professional performance of the local community radio station, and that you contribute your knowledge and experience in the field.
For this volunteering placement you need to have studies and/or experience as a radio technician/operator, or education in communication/journalism. Good verbal communication skills are appreciated. Also, you need to be flexible, proactive, creative and able to work independently as well as in a team.
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