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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cool radio job

This is a bit of a departure for me.

This pretty neat job opening came across one of the mailing lists i subscribe to. There's such a strong community radio presence in the Triangle, there's got to be someone around here who's qualified for this.
Hello allies in the media justice world:

I write to inform you of an opening for the position of general manager of our small
community radio station on Kaua'i, Hawai'i.

I am a volunteer public-affairs programmer at KKCR. Over the last several months I have been involved in an effort to challenge the closed and homogeneous atmosphere at the station. Many community members and several volunteers have been frustrated by the lack of representation at the station of our working-class, Native Hawaiian
and other communities of color, queer, disabled and politically dissident populations.

Some of our efforts to contest the status quo have begun to bear fruit, including an acknowledgement by the Board of Directors that the search for a new station manager must cast a wide net in order to find a manager with the skills needed to open up our airwaves to our diverse island population.

KKCR is the only community radio station in Hawai'i. As such, it may be difficult to find a qualified manager with cutting-edge community media experience locally. That is why I hope that this announcement can be passed on through your networks of people passionate about vibrant, relevant community media which is accountable to
underserved communities.

OK, that's the why. Here's the how, and the details.
"The Kekahu Foundation, license holder for KKCR-Kauai Community Radio, seeks applicants for Station Manager.

Located on the north shore of Kauai, KKCR is Hawaii's only full-powered community radio station.

The successful candidate should ideally have the following skill set:

• Significant managerial and budgeting experience
• Proven fund raising success
• Experience working in the non-profit sector

The Station Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the radio station including coordinating and working with approximately 100 dedicated volunteers, staff, and board members. This position requires excellent communication and organizational abilities. The station manager is also responsible for fundraising efforts including semi annual on-air membership drives, grant writing and event production. Experience in the non-profit sector is preferred and non-commercial radio experience is a plus.

This is a full time and permanent position. Benefits include paid vacation and health insurance. KKCR is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are available in both Adobe Acrobat and Word formats at

Applications and resumes may be submitted by email to or
mailed to:

KKCR Search Committee
P.O. Box 266
Hanalei, HI 96714

Professional Challenge
Serving and broadening support from a culturally diverse community

Successfully coping with an always-challenging financial condition.

Personal challenges and rewards:
Scheduling enough time on the world's most beautiful beaches.

Surfing some of the world's best waves.

Hiking some of the world's most beautiful trails.

Saving your winter wardrobe for trips to the mainland.

Housing, clothing and feeding oneself in one of the nation's highest cost-of-living areas on a salary that we'd love to double, but can't afford to."

Good luck.



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