COM 121 - Broadcasting Practicum I

Course Description

Practical experience in underwriting, announcing, script writing, "on-air" studio operations and the management of the non-profit college radio station are all part of this course. Internships with local radio stations may be arranged. Group 2 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

College level reading and writing skills.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify basic radio station equipment.
  • Explain the operation of basic radio station equipment.
  • Label the various income streams involved in financing a radio station.
  • Demonstrate competence in the operation of basic radio equipment.
  • Demonstrate competence in analyzing problems with basic radio station equipment.
  • Practice the various dimensions of voice involved in broadcast speaking and how to best adapt their voice to mediated communication.
  • Maintain station logs in compliance with FCC rules.
  • Generate connections between WNMC programming and the station's various audiences.
  • Incorporate specialized dimensions of writing for a unique radio audience.
Human Dimension:
  • Come to see themselves as representatives of WNMC as they interact with underwriters in the financing of the station.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Care more deeply about the dynamic relationship between the radio station and the audience with whom the station connects.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Adapt audience awareness skills learned working in the radio station to other aspects of their professional, civic, and personal interactions.