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About Radio

The Radio Major is designed to provide knowledge and skills in talent and show hosting, writing, producing, production and programming leading to careers in all facets of radio including commercial and public radio, as well as podcasting, Internet and satellite radio. New technologies are integrated at all levels and applied in WCRX Practicum which can be taken as early as the second year. Students begin with the core radio courses listed below, followed by courses in writing and radio production. From there, students can then choose from numerous specialty and elective courses including voiceover, audio drama, radio narrative, documentary, sportscasting and talk radio.

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For Orientation

On Campus: Freshmen

Freshmen students will meet with radio faculty and an Academic Advisor to complete registration.  Recommended first semester courses are listed as first semester radio courses in the Orientation Guide.

Distance: Freshmen

All students should register for the courses listed as first semester radio courses in the Orientation Guide.  Distance students will be contacted by the Radio Department with the name of their Radio Faculty Advisor. 

On Campus: Transfers

Transfer students seeking radio course credit or with radio experience should schedule an appointment with their Radio Faculty Advisor and bring digital audio samples (such as an aircheck or production CD) to that meeting to support their request.  Transfer students should also consult the college website for information on transfer credit in the major.

Distance: Transfers

All students should register for the courses listed as first semester radio courses in the Orientation Guide.  Distance students will be contacted by the Radio Department with the name of their Radio Faculty Advisor. Transfer students seeking radio course credit or with radio experience should schedule an appointment with their Radio Faculty Advisor and bring digital audio samples (such as an aircheck or production CD) to that meeting to support their request when they arrive on campus.  Transfer students should also consult the college website for information on transfer credit in the major.

Recommended First-Semester Classes

We recommended you try to take the following courses in your first semester as a Radio Major:

Freshmen:

  • • 41-1100 Introduction to Radio
  • • 41-1107 Voice & Articulation I

Transfer Students (who have completed LAS requirements):

  • • 41-1100 Introduction to Radio
  • • 41-2107 Writing for Radio
  • • 41-1128 Radio Production I: Introduction
  • • 41-1107 Voice and Articulation I
  • • Any Radio elective (any 41 course that is not a required course)

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