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Discipline: Certificate: Radio Broadcasting On-Air - Level I- E0317
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Beginning Radio Production R-TV 11A
  • Students will be able to correctly identify and state the use of the major pieces of equipment found in a radio studio.
  • Students will be able to set a proper microphone level suitable to create a broadcast-quality recording.
  • Identify equipment needed for operation of a studio.
  • Differentiate various editing effects of voice, sound and music in both tape-based and digital technologies.
  • Explain the components of an interview.
  • Combine voice, music and sound effects in the creation of a radio commercial suitable for airing.
  • Demonstrate proper maintenance of studio equipment.
Broadcast Law and Business Practices R-TV 15
  • Students will be able to state the requirements for joining the various broadcast unions.
  • Students will be able to explain various elements of a standard broadcasting industry contract.
  • Analyze and evaluate entertainment industry contracts.
  • Contrast and compare union contracts with non-union contracts.
  • Evaluate the role of unions in the entertainment industry.
  • Outline the process to apply for and protect copyrights and trademarks for intellectual properties.
  • Interpret the First Amendment as it applies to electronic media.
Introduction to Electronic Media R-TV 01
  • All RTV program students will have an increased awareness of skills required for full-time work in the entertainment industry.
  • All RTV program students will have an increased awareness of professionals in the entertainment industry.
  • Identify key developments in the history of major U.S. electronic media industries, especially their evolution as social, political, and economic forces in U.S. society.
  • Describe the technical evolution of electronic media.
  • Identify the principal means of economic and political support for different electronic media, and discuss their impact.
  • Analyze regulations of electronic media.
  • Define commonly-used electronic communication technology.
  • Identify the business structure and revenue streams for each medium.
On-Air Personality Development R-TV 02
  • Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to perform as a disc jockey during a one-hour show.
  • Students will be able to clearly articulate words while on the microphone.
  • Demonstrate ability to clearly articulate words.
  • Demonstrate the ability to project words suitable for broadcasting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to regulate pace of speech.
  • Perform in a vocal tone suitable for broadcasting.
  • Identify the relationship between audience demographics and on-air personality.
  • Create and demonstrate an on-air personality for a disc jockey.
  • Create and demonstrate an on-air newscast.
Radio-TV Newswriting R-TV 05
  • Students will be able to identify news-worthy stories, suitable to a specific demographic from the AP Wire Service for inclusion into their newscasts.
  • Students will be capable of selecting appropriate ?sound bites? from an interview for inclusion into a news story.
  • Determine the newsworthiness of a story as it applies to a demographically-specific audience.
  • Rewrite newswire copy and create stories from facts gleaned from interviews and observation.
  • Incorporate sound bites from interviews into various types of news stories.
  • Define and demonstrate adherence to all laws including but not limited to defamation and slander as they pertain to news stories.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select stories and organize them into a newscast appropriate for a variety of demographics.
  • Follow and research specific stories using the Associated Press Wire Service.
  • Select appropriate news stories from the wire service and organize them into a newscast for a demographically-targeted audience.