Build Your Future in Radio Production

The Radio Production Associate in Arts Degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in radio broadcasting, employment in the Film industry as an audio editor and producer, employment in post-production for Film and TV, or employment within any industry requiring an audio expert, including corporate media, law enforcement and independent contractor work.

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.

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Associate in Arts Degree – Radio Production

  • 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 Production

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:
• Announcers
• Producers
• Promotions Producer
• Radio Producer

Overall employment of broadcast and sound engineering technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Employment of audio and visual equipment technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. More audio and video technicians should be needed to set up new equipment or upgrade and maintain old, complex systems for a variety of organizations.

More companies are increasing their audio and video budgets so they can use video conferencing to reduce travel costs and communicate worldwide with other offices and clients. In addition, an increase in the use of digital signs across a wide variety of industries, such as schools, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and retail stores should lead to higher demand for audio and video equipment technicians.

Schools and universities are also seeking to improve their audio and video capabilities in order to attract and keep the best students. More audio and visual technicians may be needed to install and maintain interactive whiteboards and wireless projectors so teachers can give multimedia presentations and record lectures.

Employment of broadcast technicians is projected to decline 3 percent from 2016 to 2026. More consumers may choose free over-the-air television programming instead of cable or satellite services, in a practice commonly referred to as “cord-cutting.” This may contribute to stronger demand for broadcast television. However, most major networks use a single facility to broadcast to multiple stations, which limits the growth potential for broadcast technicians.

Employment of sound engineering technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The television and motion picture industry will continue to need technicians to improve the sound quality of shows and movies.

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Peg Stewart Berger, M.B.A.

Radio and Program Director - KBPK

Average Salary in this Field

$26,730 to

$143,800 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Announcers

Radio Producer

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