Build Your Future in Radio Broadcast News

The Radio Broadcast News Associate in Arts degree provides the writing, production and on-air skills necessary for the student to enter the Radio Broadcast News, Traffic Reporting, or Radio Broadcast News field where they may work as producers, writers and broadcasters of newscasts, traffic reports and other on-air content at radio stations, traffic bureaus and production houses, and allows the student to transfer to a four year university.

The Radio Program proudly boasts about many alumni, who prove the Program’s success daily in the Los Angeles/Orange County market (the second largest in the United States).  Alumni includes: Michelle Kube and Mike Nolan, KFI producers; Casey Bartholemew, nationally syndicated talk show host and Program Director at 92-5 Fox News in Fort Myers, Florida; Vera Jimenez, TV Weather Reporter; Bill Thomas, TV helicopter reporter; and Christina Kelley, from K-Earth.  There are many student alumni you hear and see on the California airwaves.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Associate in Arts Degree – Radio Broadcast News
  • Certificate – Radio Broadcast News
  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Peg Stewart Berger, M.B.A.
Professor, Media Studies
Radio and Program Director – KBPK
714.992.7566
mberger@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Associate in Arts Degree – Radio Broadcast News
Certificate – Radio Broadcast News

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Media writers
• Editors
• Announcers
• Producers
• Reporters

Overall employment of reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts is projected to decline 9 percent from 2016 to 2026. Employment of reporters and correspondents is projected to decline 10 percent, while employment of broadcast news analysts is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026. Declining advertising revenue in radio, newspapers, and television will negatively affect the employment growth for these occupations.

Readership and circulation of newspapers are expected to continue to decline over the next decade. In addition, television and radio stations are increasingly publishing content online and on mobile devices. As a result, news organizations may have more difficulty selling traditional forms of advertising, which is often their primary source of revenue. Some organizations will likely continue to use new forms of advertising or offer paid subscriptions, but these innovations may not make up for lost print ad revenues.
Declining revenue will force news organizations to downsize and employ fewer journalists. Increasing demand for online news may offset some of the downsizing. However, because online and mobile ad revenue is typically less than print revenue, the growth in digital advertising may not offset the decline in print advertising, circulation, and readership.

News organizations also continue to consolidate and increasingly are sharing resources, staff, and content with other media outlets. For example, reporters are able to gather and report on news for a media outlet that can be published in multiple newspapers owned by the same parent company. As consolidations, mergers, and news sharing continue, the demand for journalists may decrease. However, in some instances, consolidations may help limit the loss of jobs. Mergers may allow financially troubled newspapers, radio stations, and television stations to keep staff because of increased funding and resources from the larger organization.

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Peg Stewart Berger, M.B.A

Radio and Program Director - KBPK

Average Salary in this Field

$24,060 to

$160,600 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Media Writers

Reporters

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