KICY volunteers are encouraged to try ‘a little of everything’ in their time of service. All staff members are assigned on-air shifts. There are morning shows on both the AM and FM with a lot of interactive participation with our listeners.
Most staff are also involved in the selection of music, either for the AM’s Southern Gospel format, local Native singing or Russian music or for the FM’s Contemporary Christian format. This includes auditioning new releases, entering the music into our programming system, following the trade publications and seeking new material from record labels.
KICY volunteers also write and produce commercials, Public Service Announcements, Promotional Messages, and God Spots.
Travel to area villages is especially rewarding. Spring 2005 alone, KICY staff traveled to Unalakleet, Koyuk, Mountain Village, Shaktoolik, White Mountain, Savoonga, and Shishmaref.
We also select a village each year for our Listener Appreciation Dinner. This is where the entire KICY staff travels to the village, prepares a free spaghetti dinner in the school cafeteria and hosts a sing-along in the local church. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet our listeners, share a meal and worship with them.