Radio Broadcasting Programs

Maybe you're a born conversationalist with a bright future as a talk show host. Maybe you'd like to put your passion for sports to work as a professional sportscaster, draw on your grasp of current affairs as a newscaster, or showcase your love of music as a radio DJ. Or maybe you'd like to work behind the scenes as a producer, programming director, or executive. If that sounds like you, a Radio Broadcasting degree from Brown College could be the right choice to help you launch an exciting new career.

Brown College Stories: Dan Terhaar

From a young age Dan had a passion for radio and wanted to be on the air. Through hands on training in his program in Radio Broadcasting, he was able to achieve his dream and be on air.

At Brown College, broadcasting is in our DNA. For more than 60 years, we've been helping students pursue opportunities both in front of the microphone and behind the scenes. And we're fully invested in the digital future, as we help a new generation of tech-savvy radio professionals explore the possibilities of webcasting, podcasting, and other new media alongside the essentials of traditional radio broadcasting. When you enroll in our Radio Broadcasting degree program, you'll develop important in-studio skills — like how to perfect your on-air delivery and how to operate studio equipment, as well as how to write news and ad copy. And you'll learn the business side of broadcasting, too — from management to marketing.

The Broadcasting degree program at Brown College can help you develop the communication skills, business insight, and on-air presence you'll need to stand out in the competitive, fast-changing radio industry. You bring the raw talent — we'll help you refine it to fulfill your potential.

Opportunities: Where can your career in Radio Broadcasting take you?

In the dynamic and competitive world of radio, professional training and real-world experience — from working with digital audio equipment in the studio to participating in the daily business operations of a media outlet — are what can set you apart as an up-and-coming professional. As the need for on-demand news and up-to-the-minute information grows, broadcasters who are skilled in both traditional and digital media will have the competitive advantage.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of radio and television announcers is expected to grow by 7 percent between 2010 and 2020, and "those with a formal education in journalism, broadcasting, or mass communications and with hands-on work experience at a radio or television network will have the best job prospects."*

To stand out, you'll need to combine your natural talent with a strong grasp of the business side of the industry and a thorough understanding of evolving broadcast and Internet technology. A solid grounding in radio and Internet broadcasting skills can prepare you to take your career in other directions as well — such as television, film, or the music industry. You could wind up producing, directing, screenwriting, managing global marketing campaigns or day-to-day business operations — wherever your talent leads you.

Skills and Training: How you'll prepare for your new career

As you earn your Associate's Degree in Broadcasting at Brown College, you'll be working with expert instructors — many of whom have experience working in the radio industry as on-air professionals, managers, marketers, and more. We'll help you develop your skills and gain hands-on experience using professional tools and equipment. Here's some of what you'll learn:

  • How to write, produce, and perform broadcast-style news copy, commercials, and other creative content
  • Business skills that are essential to the broadcast industry, including station management, sales, and marketing
  • How to develop a successful radio personality and project your on-air voice professionally
  • How new technology, including the Internet and social media, are changing the radio business
  • Technical skills including audio console operation, digital recording, Internet broadcasting, and more

At Brown College, we'll help you see the future of the industry so you can take your place in it.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition.

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Associate of Applied Science in Radio Broadcasting