The success of a community radio station depends to a great extent on the caliber of staff running it. Therefore, the community radio station is likely to be more successful if it is run by highly qualified staff. Given those facts, you need to figure out how to get qualified staff, when setting up a community radio station. You actually need to have the necessary staff before opening the radio station. If you have qualified staff right from the outset, they can help you get things right the first time. And this is important because a radio station’s first days in existence matter a great deal. If a radio station is deemed to be mediocre in its earliest days, it can be very hard to change that perception later on. So you need you have qualified staff, to help you establish the community radio station in the right manner at the outset. Obviously, the question that arises is as to how you can get such qualified staff.
One way in which people setting up new community radio stations get qualified staff is by ‘poaching’. They poach the staff from other existing radio stations. And there is nothing wrong with this approach. After all, the staff are always in search of greener pastures. You may be lucky in your poaching exercise. You may, for instance, come across a radio staffer who has just checked his Kroger prepaid debit card balance — and found the funds to be low (or totally depleted). Such a person, in dire financial circumstances, may be open to any good job offer he can get. So yours would just be to approach him with a proposal for him to join your community radio station, with an offer to pay him slight more than what he his getting at his current radio station. There is a good probability that he will take the bait.
The other way in which you can get qualified staff for a community radio station is by simply advertising the jobs. If you advertise the radio station jobs, you will get applications. Some of the applicants will, of course, be mediocre jokers. But some will be highly qualified staff. So yours would be to go for the better qualified and experienced ones, and enlist them to help you set up the new community radio station.