Spring is in the air, and it’s time to get involved with your community radio station’s Spring Membership Drive! We are currently preparing for our drive runs on air from Friday, May 1st through Saturday, May 16th.
KBOO’s existence depends on membership drives as more than 80% of our funding comes from our listeners--this is, in part, what allows KBOO to be so independent and unique. We ask that all volunteers at KBOO help with the drive, as we have more than 600 shifts to fill! With shifts available seven days a week, generally spanning the hours of 6 AM to 11 PM, there are shifts to fit anyone’s schedule!
This is a fabulous time to get involved in KBOO because the drive is a very high energy time, with volunteers working closely together in teams to raise much needed money for the station. It is really fun to schedule a shift during a time that you listen, as then you can meet the volunteers that you hear on the radio and talk with others that share your interests. We need volunteers for many roles—before the drive we need volunteers to help solicit restaurant donations (we have many restaurants that donate food to keep volunteers happy!), and recruit and schedule other volunteers to help out. During the drive we have many, many roles for you to get involved with: answering phones & assisting our listeners to become members; getting on mic and talking with the program host to encourage listeners to join KBOO; running errands to pick up food donations; data entry / filing support work, and a few other things to boot.