The first thing you’ll want to do is pick up a KDIC 88.5 account. If you don’t already have one (or aren’t sure if you do), send an email to the current System Administrator.
To access your WordPress account, use the Staff/DJ Login link on the lower right-hand side of the site. If you were issued a password, make sure to change it as soon as you log in.
Scroll down a bit and you should find a Biographical Info section. Fill this with whatever you’d like; it can be a description of your show, if you want. Remember to save your changes!
To show an author image on your page instead of the weird geometric shapes nonsense you’ll get by default, you will need to link your grinnell.edu email address to Gravatar. It’s a free service that stores your avatar and updates sites you use whenever you change it. Doing this is easy and quick – just enter your email and any other Gravatar-enabled sites you use with your Grinnell address will fetch the same profile picture.
Alternatively, you can find a 150×150 image on the internet and paste the link into the field at the bottom of your profile settings. You can use a service like imgur if you need somewhere to put an image you already have on your own computer.
There’s a list of posts at the bottom of your profile page when you go to view it. If you haven’t made any posts, it’ll probably just be a bunch of reviews written by other people (this is a weird but harmless bug). As soon as you write something, this space will specifically show things you’ve written.
Writing for KDIC
Go to Dashboard > Posts > Add New to create a post. The first thing you’ll want to do is select a category. There’s a box to the right where you can do that, just underneath the blue Publish button. If you’re creating a page for your radio show, for instance, check “Featured DJs” to make sure you’re listed with the others. You can use the large editing box to describe your show, even add a sample playlist. You can include images and short sound clips using Upload/Insert (or the Set Featured Image option in the lower right). The post editor itself is fairly word-processor-like and easy to use, though if you’re comfortable with HTML, you can do that too.
When you’re done, hit Publish.
DJs may not see their posts immediately, as a member of KDIC Staff will need to look over them first. Check back in a couple days; with any luck, you’ll be the next featured DJ!