Learn radio station and broadcast industry operations, equipment, procedures, on-air operations, commercial production, and other basic elements of radio station life. Students simulate on-air operations, acting in a variety of positions as part of the on-air team. This is a hands-on course designed for those interested in a career in radio or in finding out more about how radio works. Recommended introductory course (3.0 Credits)
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
Handle basic equipment operations on audio consoles, turntables, compact disc players, tape recorders, cartridge machines, microphones, cassette machines, and other basic equipment.
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of who does what in a radio station, of basic programming philosophies and approaches, of the history of the broadcast industry, of the regulations affecting radio broadcasting in Canada, of the audience measurement and music licensing systems in use in Canada, of the basic method by which radio broadcasts reach the listener and of the impact of digital technology on this industry.
Handle basic on-air announcing, commercial announcing, newscast and/or sportscast preparation and presentation, feature writing and presentation, commercial copywriting and production, and have a fundamental appreciation for the role of the team leader in on-air operations--the Program Director.
BCST 1150 is offered as a part of the following programs: