Make Radio at KGPC-LP, Oakland
The Fall pitch window opens soon!
The KGPC Fall pitch window will be open starting June 1 until July 31st, 2019.
We review and green-light shows twice a year--in the Spring and Fall. During this time we will prioritize reviewing and responding to all show ideas that are pitched with the intention to add shows to the program. We’ll meet with people during the pitch window and select the shows we want to add to the schedule. In August, we’ll begin training folks on how to use the equipment and advise on station and FCC regulations including profanity, obscenity, payola, plugola, calls to action and sponsorship/underwriting.
We’ll begin airing your show in September of 2019. You don't have to start in September if you still need time to work out your logistics but we expect that your show will start sometime between September 1st and October 31st, 2019. Of course, you can pitch KGPC any time you want by filling out the submission form here. But after July 31, 2019, we won’t be adding more shows again until Spring 2020.
What is KGPC? We are Peralta Community Radio, a low-power FM station, currently on a broadcasting time share with two other organizations. Read more about us here.
So, what are we looking for? We preference live in-studio shows but welcome your podcast pitches as well. If you are pitching a podcast we require that you produce, edit and mix your own show. We currently have limited capacity to engineer and edit podcasts, though we hope to expand this offering in the future. We welcome all ideas and submissions but unfortunately, we are not a place to elevate your brand, business, or musical venture--basically anything that generates cash for you. We don't allow shows that are marketing or advertising arms of established or future businesses.
Making radio at KGPC is a great way to get involved with your community and learn the basics of radio broadcasting. If you are interested in learning about radio, have ever dreamed of hosting a radio show, or have an amazing concept for a radio show—KGPC is a really cool place to start.
Show submissions should be made with the web form we have here. If you are unable to load the form for any reason, you can copy and paste the questions below into an email, answer them, and then email us the questions with the answers to kgpc969 [at] gmail [dot] com:
Tell us about yourself! What's your background?
What’s your name and email?
What kind of show are you interested in doing? A live music or talk show? Any theme or genre? Or maybe you're interested in some sort of a not-live, more podcast-esk show?
How do you imagine promoting your show?
Is your show filling a niche that you think KGPC is missing? Or maybe you imagine it going nicely alongside another show we have?
Is your show connected to a marketing strategy?
Any info that just helps us get a general idea of what you want your show to be.
Are you a Peralta Student/Faculty/Lecturer/Staff?
Are you an East Bay resident?
If you have any other questions, please email them to kgpc969 [at] gmail [dot] com.