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Want To Work On The Radio?
What You Need To Know About Getting A Job In Radio Broadcasting
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Broadcast Schools

There are specialty schools which teach Radio broadcasting. These schools vary in scope and procedure. Some insist you complete a designated curriculum. Others give you more flexibility on choosing specific areas of interest.

Pros:

  • Classes usually taught by Radio professionals
  • A concentrated way to acquire a general knowlege of Radio quickly
  • Many provide post graduate job-finding services

    Cons:

  • Their version of “hands on” experience is usually in a studio and not really on-the-air
  • Can be expensive

    Click here for a list of American, British and Australian schools

    Colleges And Universities

    There are many respected broadcasting programs available at universities and colleges. Fully-rounded programs include classes in a variety of disciplines related to Radio broadcasting including: speech, diction, theatre, and more. Institutions of higher learning also have the advantage of being able to provide students with a liberal arts education and the clout of a respected B.S. or B.A. diploma.

    Pros:

  • Exposure to a wide variety of teachers and professors, some who have been in the business and some who are just academics.
  • Usually can provide a real, working college Radio station for students to work and learn in.

    Cons:

  • Requires more time and more commitment.
  • Can be expensive
  • Sometimes curriculum is more theoretical than realistic

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