Radio Broadcasting

Radio Broadcasting I

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Course Title: RADIO BROADCASTING I 1-2
Course Instructor: Mr. Easter
Number of Credits: 2 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Instructor’s Approval and Return Enrollment Information Sheet to Counselor
Eligible Grade Levels: 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Vincennes University – 3 Credits

Course Description:

Radio Broadcasting I-1/2

Do you have something to say? Do you want to call that ballgame? What about hosting your own radio show or podcast? Are you a larger-than-life personality or do you want to become one?

Less than 200 high schools have on-air radio stations, and the Area 31 Career Center is one of them with 90.9 FM, WBDG. WBDG is a FCC-licensed on-air radio station broadcasting to the Indianapolis area and the world through phone apps and the internet. In this course, you learn the basics of radio station operation, disc jockeying on-air, and putting together radio programming. Much of the emphasis is on live on-air performance, but that’s not all that happens here. If you’re more comfortable behind-the-scenes, there are opportunities for you. In addition to performing on air, students learn the basics of podcasting, audio editing and production, announcing, voice acting, and broadcast writing. Our scholars compete in state and national competitions. They also have the opportunity to specialize in areas such as play-by-play sports announcing and analysis, social media, and radio programming. Scholars who take this challenge learn time management, how to work independently, how to take initiative, and how to grab opportunities and move forward.

  • Host your own radio show
  • Create your own podcast
  • Become a sports play-by-play genius
  • Compete in contests
  • Learn the operations of an FCC-licensed radio station, radio programming, live broadcasting, voice and diction, time management, and teamwork
  • Specialty areas include: play-by-play sports announcing, disc jockeying, voice-over work, voice acting, news announcing and reporting, broadcast writing, fundraising, music production and audio production
  • Learn by doing, by correcting mistakes, and by improvement
  • May require before, during, and after school assignments as a part of the course curriculum
Dual Credit Information

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
MCOM 102 Audio/Visual Production 3 Credits Vincennes University

Radio Broadcasting II

Course Title: RADIO BROADCASTING II 1-2
Course Instructor: Mr. Easter
Number of Credits: 2 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Radio Broadcasting I
Eligible Grade Levels: 12th
Dual Credit: Vincennes University – 3 Credits

Course Description:

Radio Broadcasting II-1/2

Once you learn the basics in Radio Broadcasting I, you can further apply what you’ve learned in Radio Broadcasting II. This course emphasizes management and leadership opportunities as well as possibilities for job shadowing at local radio stations. You could also become a student leader on the WBDG radio Staff.

  • Host your own radio show or podcast
  • Become the program director of WBDG or accept other leadership positions
  • Job shadowing and possible internship opportunites
  • Compete in contests
  • Continued expansion and specialization of all skills learned in Radio Broadcasting I
  • Day-to-day WBDG management responsibilities
  • Plan and execute promotional events and communicate them over WBDG’s social media platforms
  • May require before, during, and after school assignments as a part of the course curriculum
Dual Credit Information

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
MDIA 120 Audio Production I 3 Credits Vincennes University

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