The Radio Broadcasting module demonstrates the variety of knowledge and skills needed in this industry. Students produce
radio programs and commercials using authentic equipment. They also learn about government regulations, the media industry,
and career opportunities.
First, students are introduced to the Federal Communications Commission’s guidelines and protocols for the radio
broadcasting industry. They learn about radio-broadcasting equipment, including a CD player, cassette recorder, amplifier,
speakers, microphone, mixing panel, cables, and wiring harness components. Students use this equipment and apply their new
skills to perform production techniques.
With this background, students further develop their technical skills, as well as creative talents. They produce radio
broadcasts, complete with DJ chatter, music, commercials, newscasts and public service announcements. Then, they perform
their programs and “broadcast” them through cassette recorders (nothing is sent over real airwaves).