Thank you for your interest in volunteering with KDHX! Most people know that our DJs are volunteers, but all of our departments utilize passionate, dedicated volunteers who wish to help us further our mission to build community through media. All volunteers are required to be 18 years of age or older. We can also accommodate volunteers for community service hours, with some restrictions. If you are looking for a way to get involved, please read the descriptions below and apply for the position that best fits your interests and skills.
The primary role of the music department is to maintain a library of releases, new and old, for DJs to use for their programs. Music department volunteers work with the music director to maintain the music library and process new music. If you have knowledge of genres played on KDHX, attention to detail, and are excited about new music discovery, this position could be for you. Apply here.
Events volunteers take care of all kinds of business, including answering phones during on-air fundraising drives, working the door at concerts at The Stage, representing KDHX at sponsored events around town, hanging posters throughout the listening area and more. If you love spreading the word about your favorite community media outlet, then the Events team can put you to work. Apply here.
Our staff manages the facility and production programs, but our highly skilled volunteer producers get it all done. We’re looking for people with skills and enthusiasm to produce on-air spots, help out with in-studio performances, record and edit videos, and more. We offer training for most volunteer roles, but need to qualify candidates for advanced technical and performance type roles based on potential return on investment. If you’ve got the chops and the desire to contribute to community media, apply here.
Content created on kdhx.org is crafted by volunteer writers and photographers. If you are interested in donating your time and skills to help us cover the vibrant St. Louis music and arts community, apply here.
Public broadcasters, including KDHX, have adopted shared principles to strengthen the trust and integrity that communities expect of valued public service institutions.
Public media organizations contribute to a strong civil society and active community life, provide access to knowledge and culture, extend education, and offer varied viewpoints and sensibilities.
The freedom of public media professionals to make editorial decisions without undue influence is essential. It is rooted in America's commitment to free speech and a free press. It is reflected in the unique and critical media roles that federal, state, and local leaders have encouraged and respected across the years. It is affirmed by the courts.
Trust is equally fundamental. Public media organizations create and reinforce trust through rigorous, voluntary standards for the integrity of programming and services, fundraising, community interactions, and organizational governance.
These standards of integrity apply to all the content public media organizations produce and present, regardless of subject matter, including news, science, history, information, music, arts, and culture. These standards apply across all public media channels and platforms - broadcasting, online, social media, print, media devices, and in-person events.
Public media, individually and collectively:
The Public Media Code of Integrity was developed by the Affinity Group Coalition and the Station Resource Group, collectively representing public television and radio stations and service organizations from across the country, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
KDHX is located in the Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media in the Grand Center Arts District. The Larry J. Weir Center houses the broadcast facilities for 88.1 KDHX, as well as the Magnolia Café and The Stage at KDHX. It also contains the offices where we run KDHX.org and the Folk School (whose classes take place just down the street at 3323 Washington Avenue).
Here are some common questions about our facility.
Q: What's the deal with the Magnolia Café? I can’t wait to check it out!
A: The café is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cafe is also open for all KDHX events at The Stage.
Magnolia Cafe serves coffee, snacks and smoothies and features weekly lunch specials. Additionally, a full bar with many local selections. The wi-fi is free, so stick around if you have time, or grab one of our to-go lunches.
Q: I’ve got my coffee from the café, and I can’t wait to see The Stage at KDHX. What’s going on there, and when?
A: The Stage at KDHX, also located inside the Larry J. Weir Center, will feature films and concerts, as well as other educational and community events. For the full schedule and details, visit the KDHX events page.
Q: Where can I park to visit the Magnolia Café or for events at The Stage?
A: There’s adequate café parking on the east side of the Larry J. Weir Center, as well as plenty of surface lots and metered parking in Grand Center.
KDHX and the Folk School are known for being plugged in to the best music in town. As a result, we have connections with the best independent musicians and artists in the city, and we are often asked to help book bands, DJs, or emcees for a variety of events, different in scope, aesthetic, and atmosphere.
Booking services are available depending on a variety of factors, including budget and staff availability. KDHX is committed to paying independent musicians and artists a fair rate in exchange for their talent and helping make your event a success.
If you're interested in having KDHX and/or the Folk School curate music for your event, fill out our Media Sponsorship Application. We're sure we can find just the right sound for your event!