Jobs at The Classical Station

WCPE, The Classical Station has job openings!

A universal requirement of all staff members is maintaining the operation of a 24/7 around-the-clock non-profit broadcasting facility consistent with each individual’s knowledge and skills of the wide range of tasks required in a small business, where all assist with varying tasks and responsibilities as business needs require.

Finally, additional positive personal attributes include devotion to the Mission of the Station, a love classical music, working knowledge of languages common to classical music (for announcer positions), experience with non-profit organizations, and any other skills, avocations, and experience which one wishes to share with the Station and its supporters.

Strict adherence to safety protocols and Federal, State, county, Local, and Station rules and regulations is required. Because our Station is on the air 24/7, work at any time and/or day may be required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and work well in a team environment. Workplace is the Station. Position may be either part-time or full-time.

The ability to work independently in the absence of supervision, to understand and follow oral and written instructions, and to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, is required.

The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including listeners and donors, is required; included are skills such as language, spelling, and grammar.

Physical abilities to successfully fulfill the job duties and responsibilities is required.

All positions require physical presence at the Station unless otherwise noted.

To apply for a position, please send a cover letter and your resumé to To read more about the station, look up “WCPE” on

We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Maintenance Technician:

Type: Full-time or Part-time

The Station seeks a candidate who enjoys keeping a facility looking good on both the inside and the outside. This position also consists of general maintenance of air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems including lighting and basic maintenance of building structure. A “green thumb” is a plus; we have a big lot to keep in good shape. Explain why you feel you would be an asset to the Station.

Experienced Electrical Engineer

Type: Full-time or Part-time

Job Summary: Experience and working knowledge of power systems which operate at high voltages and power levels such as diesel electric generators and broadcast transmitters. Circuit troubleshooting and repair of analog and digital broadcast equipment to the component level is required. Possessing an extra class amateur radio license or demonstrating equivalent experience in electrical equipment maintenance is required. Explain why you feel you would be an asset to the station.

Electrical Technician:

Type: Full-time or Part-time

Mid-level experience and working knowledge of electrical systems and their components, building systems and mechanical and electric code requirements, basic equipment design and construction, and repair of equipment at a medium complexity level is required. Experience in broadcasting or multi-media production is a plus. Explain why you feel you would be an asset to the Station.

Field Engineering Opportunities

The station seeks individuals for Field Engineer Maintenance Positions who can keep our 5,000 watt FM broadcast facilities in Bath and Manteo, NC, up and running; as well as our smaller 10 to 120 watt FM rebroadcast transmitters in the surrounding areas of Aberdeen, Buxton, Fayetteville, Foxfire, Frog Level, New Bern, Bassett Forks, and Danville. This can be a paid position for an individual or members of an Amateur Radio or Engineering Club. The station is also able to offer quid-pro-quo over-the-air promotion and publicity for a Club’s help.

Announcer Positions

The Classical Station is now considering applicants for part-time classical music program hosts. A myriad of positions are available from Morning, Evening, and Weekends!  Other work hours can be added as you may need.  Experienced announcers are encouraged to inquire.

This announcer must have a good voice, clear diction, and most importantly, precise pronunciation of classical music terms, and names of composers and artists.  This position requires the ability to present clear, informative and entertaining information to the audience. The announcer will prepare for broadcasts in advance, in areas of classical music topic research, fact-checking and script or show outline preparation.

This announcer will be responsible for the technical aspects of the program, such as working the control board, operating the 100,000 Watt transmitter, keeping the transmitter and programming logs and answering the phones.

Let us know your skills and other ways you may be of help to the station.  We value your experience and will continue to accept applications until the position is successfully filled.  To submit your resume or a description of how your experience can help The Classical Station, along with your compensation needs, email or mail The Classical Station, attn. Katherine Hill, Box 828 Wake Forest, NC 27588.

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