All broadcasters, including DJ’s, presenters, hosts, reporters, and regularly scheduled commentators will be expected to complete the 12-hour seminar in radio broadcasting and allied arts. Experienced individuals may challenge the seminar requirement.
Potential broadcasters also have the option to engage in study of the Certification Handbook and prepare for Society of Broadcast Engineers’ certification as Radio Operator.
The training will begin with a review of vocal production, articulation, vocal variety, and microphone techniques. Study includes a summary of principal FCC on-air broadcast regulations, and a survey of regulations and rules governing royalties and licensing for music as well as literature.
The seminar will introduce the primary broadcast equipment, its use, care, maintenance, and trouble shooting. Students will be introduced to Audacity, the station’s designated editing platform, and will become familiar with basic audio software.
Participants will review interview techniques, criteria for audio journalism, panel discussion, how-to demonstrations, fact checking, music research, playlist creation and development. The training will conclude by shadowing mentors both in program preparation and presentation.
All participants will receive a copy of the KAAD-LP Station Handbook and be responsible for its content. In addition, each participant will prepare a 3-minute program designed for streaming on the Internet or broadcasting on KAAD-LP. Content will be a choice of news reportage, a feature or music.
In an effort to achieve and maintain standards, all broadcast personnel will participate in periodic peer and program review.
The initial 3-day, 12-hour training seminar will be held on Saturdays in September, beginning on September 10, from 9AM to 1PM OR on Monday evenings beginning on September 12 at 6PM and concluding on September 24 and September 26 respectively. Classes will meet in Portable #6 on the Cassina High Campus. Fee for the seminar is $25 for students and $35 for community members.