Apr 11, 2021  
2020-21 Catalog 
2020-21 Catalog
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CMST 161 - Basic Broadcasting

5 CR

Develops skills in announcing and audio operations. Students review radio history and regulations and get an introduction to commercials, news, production, and station organization.

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history, creation and evolution of radio.
  • Conduct research into various radio formats and employment opportunities, and design a radio station of one’s choosing, including a justification of format, budget for a year of operation, and discussion of various staff positions in that radio station.
  • Log and explicate segments of local radio programming.
  • [In labs] Produce a 20 minute live radio show demonstrating production techniques (including cross fades, digital editing, microphone skills, and playing a previously-produced commercial).
  • [In labs] Create a commercial that meets broadcast standards.

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