KURE is always looking for fun and exciting new people to join our team! All positions are on a volunteer basis. ISU students, faculty, and alumni are eligible work at KURE, though you must be a student to serve on the board of directors. Below are the many ways you can get involved:
KURE Board of Directors
Drive KURE to bigger and better things
KURE is looking to fill several positions on its board of directors! This is a great leadership opportunity with one of the oldest and largest student organizations on campus. If you have any interest in KURE, broadcast journalism, or radio in general, KURE is a great place to learn and grow. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Listed below are the currently open positions, and links to their applications:
(All Applications should be submitted by March 15th)
KURE Fest Director
The KURE Fest Director position is all about planning our yearly music festival held in the Memorial Union.
Internal Music Director
The Internal Music Director oversees the upkeep of the station’s iTunes library as well as the Music Review Committee (MRC). This position determines relevant music to play for Automation and “high priority” for DJs. It is their responsibility to make sure that the digital library is meticulously updated on a regular basis, to reflect current High/Medium/Low priorities, as well as new music adds.
The KURE Graphic designer is responsible for the aesthetic curation of KURE in all publicly viewable mediums, including (but not limited to) online profiles, social media, physical merchandise (buttons, t-shirts, etc.), promotional materials, and KURE’s website.
There are two QK/KQ co-directors. These two people are responsible for recruiting and leading a top-secret committee that meets weekly. This committee should consist exclusively of KURE board members and trustworthy outsiders. The co-directors must direct the committee members in question writing and event development/execution. The co-directors will ultimately curate the final question lists, as well as decide on and schedule all events.
Live from KURE Director
The Live Director is in charge of bringing in bands, anywhere from local to touring acts, and organizing interviews as well as producing recordings of the bands’ live performances.
Play music over the air during your own weekly show
First time DJ’s will start with a one hour long show, aired weekly. Simply fill out an application and then send a sample two hour playlist (text, .m3u, or spotify playlist – please don’t send music files!) to the DJ Director at email@example.com.
Review new music and assist in the musical direction of the station
Talk about and discover new music every week at the Music Review Committee meeting, every Wednesday at 7pm in the KURE office in Friley. Any questions can be directed to the Internal Music Director.
Record, edit, and mix audio (including live music over the air!)
Provide technical support for radio programs, including recording and editing talk shows, mixing live bands on air for LIVE from KURE, assisting in live remote broadcasts, and prerecording and producing DJ’s music shows. Simply fill out an application.
Upgrade and maintain KURE’s computer and audio systems
Provide technical support for the station, including solving problems with equipment and computers, and providing routine maintenance, upgrades, and service. Knowledge of computer systems (Windows, OS X, and linux), networking infrastructure, or audio equipment is preferred, but not required. Any questions can be directed to the Chief Engineer.
Broadcast live sporting events, and produce sports content on-air and online
Be a part of any of the several weekly sports talk shows – do research, come up with topics, and speak on air about sports at any level of any kind! Any questions can be directed to the Sports Director.
News & Talk
Seek out stories and produce content for on-air news and talk shows
Create stories from interviews with distinguished guests, or even your roommate! Cover events such as 80/35, Hinterland, and more! Host a newscast or talk show with a panel of rotating guests! Email the News Director for more information and opportunities.
Plan events, promote KURE, partner with businesses, and fundraise
The EMU committee (for short!) plans, promotes, and executes events and public initiatives at the station, including KURE Fest (our annual music festival), Terrace Tuesdays (a weekly hangout on the MU terraces with food trucks and live music), and Kaleidoquiz (our half-century old annual on-air trivia contest). Any questions can be directed to the EMU Directors.
LIVE from KURE
Interview bands and musicians and produce live performances on air
Bring in and facilitate interviews and live performances with guest artists, from local bands starting out to well-established touring acts! Any questions can be directed to the LIVE from KURE Director.