Volunteering for CHIRP
CHIRP is a volunteer-driven organization. Volunteers meet monthly to work on issues and events, chart progress, and socialize. Meetings take place on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. CHIRP has many active departments that meet at different times or work remotely. CHIRP's departments include Music, Events, Partnerships, Tech, Guests, Fundraising, Marketing and Merchandise/Design, Volunteer Management, News, Promotions, Production, Record Fair, and Online Media. Volunteers can serve in whichever departments match their skills and interests, but all are asked to serve in at least one department.
If you’re interested in volunteering with CHIRP, your required first step is to attend a new volunteer meeting. To find the date of the next meeting, please visit our Volunteers website.
Becoming a DJ
Anyone hoping to DJ for CHIRP must first attend a new volunteer meeting. From there, volunteers will be expected to participate in other areas and demonstrate their commitment to the organization overall. All potential DJs must attend a CHIRP DJ orientation (offered several times per year), then submit an application and go through an audition process. Those with limited or no prior on-air experience will need to go through the full CHIRP DJ training process. All CHIRP DJs are expected to play a wide array of music from a mix of genres and eras — CHIRP does not allow specialty shows that focus on a single style of music or time period.
Proposing A Ticket Giveaway
If you’d like to propose a ticket giveaway, please contact our promotions department here.
Proposing A Partnership
If you have a business or organization and you’d like to propose a partnership with CHIRP, please contact our partnerships department here.
Submitting Your Music to CHIRP Radio
If you’re an artist or label who would like to submit music to CHIRP Radio for possible airplay, you can contact our music department using the contact form above or send it by mail to the address below, ATTN: Music Department.
Please include a brief band bio and links to any digital files that you’d like us to listen to and consider for inclusion in our music library.
Also, please be aware that due to the volume of mail that we receive, we cannot always respond to your messages. However, we do make every effort to listen to all music submitted to CHIRP.
4045 N. Rockwell
Chicago, IL 60618