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Current Opportunities at The North 103.3 FM

The North 103.3 FM is community radio created here in the Northland by staff, students, and community volunteers. The North 103.3 volunteers and interns have contributed thousands of radio broadcast hours, behind-the-scenes production work, pledge drive assistance, and event staffing over the past 60+ years. You too can be a part of the Duluth Public Radio legacy. We have on and off-air opportunities from marketing, events, news, production program host, and more. Drop us a note, and we will help you find your niche.

Receptionist Member Services

The primary responsibility is to provide general support as a Receptionist at The North 103.3 Radio Station as well as membership service functions for the entire organization. For full position, description click here.
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Interested parties should send a cover email, resume, and completed application in confidence to applicant@wdse.org.

Program host/DJ

The North 103.3 has volunteer-powered shows including Jazz, Folk, Blues, Local Music, Reggae, Country, Jam, and more. We offer you on-air training in radio broadcast basics to start you on your DJ journey. The North 103.3 has significant CD and LP libraries for most of our volunteer-powered programs. If you are interested in being on-air or want more information about the next training series; email  The North 103.3 Program Director Chris Harwood.

Current on-air opportunities include many of our volunteer-powered programs:

The Basement(Students Only): Student-run-radio takes over the airwaves every night after 9 and each night 2-3 DJs put on 2-hour shows. We offer students professional media experience in many areas. Train for on-air hosting and join a committee; Programming and production, Music committee, Marketing events/street team, and the The North 103.3 Morning show News Team. Check out The Basement page and find more information about the The North 103.3 News team below.

Community Volunteer Opportunities: Evenings 6-9pm  Tues - Sun plus weekend shows

Finding the Groove: Friday Night 9-11pm This long-running show on The North 103.3 is a blend of rock, jam, and groovy tunes from the vinyl room and is in need of a committed host to make this time slot the Friday night tune in for the Northland.

House is Jammin'  Tuesdays 6-9pm is a mix of jam, jazz, funk, r&b, and rock is the current mix but we are working with staff and volunteers to revitalize the timeslot and make this show shine.  Be the change on KUMD!

Women's Music Show Sundays 1-5pm - This program is always welcoming additional hosts - the show has 2, 2-hour shifts - most hosts volunteer 1-2 times per month. This is a fun group of women who share a wonderful and long-running volunteer-powered show on The North 103.3.

Saturday Afternoon Blues 12-3pm - We are always open to blues fans joining the team as we have a number of blues shows on The North 103.3. Most hosts choose to do 1 or more shows per month.

Internships at The North 103.3

News, Journalism, and Production

The North 103.3's Northland Morning program has several news internships available, both paid and unpaid (for credit may be arranged). If you're detail-oriented, responsible, and looking for real-world newsroom or communications department experience.

News and Assistant Producer Internships (Unpaid):  The North 103.3 FM accepts 2-3 student news interns each semester to produce the 8am hour of Northland Morning.  Northland Morning is a locally-produced music and interview program M-F from 6 to 9 a.m. Interns work beats and assignment desk, pitch stories, book, and screen guests, and write copy. Additional opportunities include web writing, audio editing, voice production, and assistant producer for regular segments like "The Sea Grant Files," "Green Visions,"  and others. 

Northland Morning Assistant Producer (Work-Study position):  The Northland Morning Assistant Producer is responsible for managing The North 103.3 email, creating various reports, maintaining databases, contacting interview guests, producer in-studio two days a week, and working closely with the host and the Assistant News Producer. Work-study preferred. The successful candidate would ideally work with the current assistant producer during the spring semester, learning the job so they can transition into the position seamlessly at the end of the school year in May.