For W&J students Level 1 includes a written test (in the WNJR Sakai site) and a demonstration in the WNJR studios, administered by the Station Manager or Faculty Advisor. For community volunteers, there is not a written test but the hands-on demonstration session is the same as for students.
Download Level 1 Certification Checklist
To get started, listen to the Saltcast episode on the Power of Sound.
1.1. Identify the pre-WNJR W&J radio stations; and frequency, transmitter location, and format of WNJR. WNJR on Wikipedia
1.2. Be familiar with the WNJR Broadcast Schedule (link in tabs above).
1.3. Identify the locations of and policies relevant to the WNJR Public Inspection File, detailed in Appendix A of the Level 1 Certification Checklist.
1.4. Be able to explain relevant FCC and station policies detailed in Appendix A of the Level 1 Certification Checklist. Know the information on the FCC’s EAS page
down to the “Releases” subheading.
1.5. Be able to explain relevant music licensing policies detailed in Appendix B.
1.6. Know the general rules of WNJR. The air clearance form mentioned in the video below refers to the Checklist associated with each level of certification.
1.7. Observe at least one episode of any one of the following WNJR community volunteer programs. (Prospective community show hosts: observe two community shows.) Be able to identify the format of five (your choice) of the shows.
AcousticSongs Live (Mitch Bell, live Americana music guests)
BIGDADDYJAZZ (Patrick Arena, hand-picked jazz)
Brad Hundt's Mixtape (Brad Hundt, eclectic music mix)
The Chris Teagarden Show (Chris Teagarden, classic rock and pop)
Club Dub Live (Marc Koszak aka DJ Kostaccio, party music)
Country Memories (Randy Allum, classic country)
Fresh Bread (Pastor Myron Jones and Donyisha Jones, gospel and inspirational)
It's a 'Burgh Thing: The Pittsburgh Jazz Connection (Jonathan Miles, Pittsburgh musicians and composers)
Jazz Etcetera (Kyle Simpson, jazz and beyond) on hiatus fall 2013
Let's Talk About It (Pastor Myron Jones, discussion of local issues)
Library Land (Alexis Rittenberger and Carla Myers, everything collected-especially at the W&J library)
Oldies Jukebox (John Friedman aka Johhny Morgan, rock and roll and R&B from the 1950s to 70s)
Vamos Muchachos (Amparo Alpanes, Spanish language and culture)
1.8. Observe at least two student-hosted programs.(Prospective community show hosts: observe one student show.) Preview the following practicum videos before the observations.
1.9. Sign up for a Radioactivity account well in advance of your in-studio demonstration exam. You will need to use the account during the exam.
Practicum 1A: Emergency Alert System (EAS)
Details are in the Level 1 Certification Checklist. See also 1.4 above.
Practicum 1B : How to Use the WNJR Automation System During a Live Show
Practicum 1C: Playing Your Own Audio During a Live Show
NOTE: This video shows use of Youtube as an audio scource during broadcast. Do not follow this example. Only Soundboard files and the WNJR Hot List in iTunes can be played from a WNJR computer. See Appendix B in the Level 1 Certification Checklist for WNJR copyright and licensing policies.
Practicum 1D: Logging Playlists in Radioactivity