Kootenay Co-op Radio is looking for volunteers to serve as directors on our 2018/2019 board.

If you like long walks on the beach and sunsets, as well as discussions involving policy, staffing, and finances, you might be a great fit for our board! But before you decide if serving on KCR’s board is right for you, let us tell you a little about what it involves.

Kootenay Co-op Radio is a member-owned and operated radio station serving communities throughout the West Kootenay. Over 100 volunteers work with a small, but dedicated team of part-time staff to make it happen. Each week, our programmers produce over 80 hours of original radio, featuring a wildly eclectic mix of music, cultural and current event analysis, and community news.

As a board member, your job is to help these people make Kootenay Co-op Radio happen. We work together to oversee the station’s tiny, but crucial budget. We serve on committees which manage everything from the station’s finances, to marketing and events, to building and gear maintenance. We develop policy, and we deal with all of the challenges (both big and small), that go hand-in-hand with operating an organization like this on volunteer power. And we do it using the consensus decision-making model.

Board members should expect to spend at least four hours on board work each month. Here’s how it breaks down. Our once-per-month board meetings are typically two hours long. Board members also serve on at least two committees which, together, add up to another hour per month. Expect emails, and reading reports to consume another hour of your time. Sometimes it’s less. Sometimes more. It’s not at all daunting, but it is necessary work that needs to be done.

If you’re interested in learning more, send us an email to kootenaycoopradio (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll help you find out more!