Training

Please send an email to our

Traffic Directors (traffic@wsum.wisc.edu)

or Station Manager (wsum@wsum.wisc.edu) 

if you are interested in training

Training begins promptly at the start of each semester. If you are interested in training, please contact the staff members above within the first two weeks of the semester. Training sign up forms can also be found at the UW Madison Org Fair held at the beginning of each semester.

All UW-Madison students are welcome. WSUM is your campus community radio station. It operates at 91.7 FM and is licensed to the University of Wisconsin. Your station manager, program director and other executives in charge of programming and other aspects of the station are students.

WSUM is staffed almost entirely by volunteers. DJs and talk show hosts complete both on-air and off-air work. WSUM is not looking for trainees for the singular purpose of doing a show on the radio. We expect our trainees to become a part of the larger organization and contribute to the station community as a whole.

Participation at WSUM is open to any qualified volunteer but special efforts should be made to accommodate registered student volunteers. Community members can be trained at the discretion of the program director in consultation with the general manager. We are looking for people who are serious about being part of our radio experience.

Our goal is to be an alternative source of entertainment to the major stations in Madison. We’re looking for DJs interested in wonderful under-played music and for talk show hosts looking to inform the Madison community on pertinent issues. With your time and commitment, we will establish and maintain our position as the best free-form radio station in the U.S.