So, you heard about Trent Radio in Issue 0 of Arthur, and now you want to get involved. Great news—this week is chock full of opportunities to do so! First of all, there are two main ways to get involved at Trent Radio…

The first way to get involved is to become a Programmer. As a Programmer, you get to share with the Peterborough community at large whatever you are passionate about or interested in by getting on the air and producing a weekly or fortnightly hour or half-hour long radio show about those things—whether that means playing your favourite Dutch ska bands, talking about your pet rock, reciting your newest yodeling composition, or whatever else.

If you want to become a Programmer (and you totally should!), just follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Come down to Trent Radio House, located at the corner of George and Parkhill in Peterborough (take the West Bank bus from campus, get off at Sadleir House, and walk approximately 200 steps south on George) and grab a Programme Proposal. Alternatively, go to trentradio.ca, download and print a Programme Proposal. Alternatively alternatively, visit Trent Radio’s booth at Clubs and Groups Day on Wednesday the 14th from 10 am-4 pm and pick up a Programme Proposal from us there.

2. Fill out said Programme Proposal. If you are confused or unsure at any time during this process, come out to one of our upcoming Programme Proposal Workshops! There’s one happening Tuesday the 13th at 2 pm at the Downtown Business Improvement Area office (313 Water Street), Wednesday the 14th at 7 pm in Bata Library room 401, Thursday the 15th at 11:30 am at Sadleir House (751 George Street) in the Dining Hall, and Thursday the 15th at 3pm at Trent Radio House.

3. Bring your completed Proposal to Trent Radio House before 12 pm on Friday the 16th.
That’s it! It’s so easy.

The second way to get involved is to become an Operator. As an Operator you get to choose a particular time to come into Trent Radio and volunteer to oversee day-to-day operations. An Operator’s shift is generally five hours long and duties  include: greeting and supporting Programmers and other volunteers, producing promos and announcements, assisting in the use of the on-air-phone, providing technical support, acting as a tour guide, taking telephone messages, tidying up, making coffee, and representing Trent Radio to the general public.

If you want to become an Operator, come out to the Operators’ Meeting at Sadleir House on Friday the 16th at 12 pm. If you’re unable to make the meeting but still interested in
becoming an Operator, contact Community Outreach Development Manager Mauricio Interiano by emailing [email protected] or calling the office at 705-741-4011.

For more information about Trent Radio, go to trentradio.ca, find us on Facebook, call our office at 705-471-4011, or best of all, come and visit us! We always have a pot of coffee on and would love to meet you. We can’t wait to see what new things you’ll bring to Trent Radio this year!