Broadcasting – Radio

Student in radio lab

Program at a glance

Program code: 
Ontario College Diploma
Length of study: 
2 years
Study options: 
Campus location: 
College Drive

Learn to work in every aspect of radio, from copywriting to sales, on-air announcing to management. You will learn on leading edge broadcast systems in Canadore’s new, fully-functioning radio station that broadcasts online to a global audience. Our faculty are trained industry professionals with extensive work-related experience. Unique placement opportunities in the first and second year allow you to gain valuable industry contacts while learning in a real-world environment. You will leave this program with over 200 hours on-air experience!

Bring your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to class! Technology will be explored in class, in lab settings and in the field.


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Career Opportunities

  • Announcer
  • Reporter
  • Production coordinator
  • Voice-over artist
  • Promotions director
  • Media sales
  • Music programmer

What You Learn

  • Programming
  • Announcing and performing techniques
  • Commercial writing and production
  • Sales and promotion
  • Audio systems
  • Internet radio management
  • Interviewing techniques
Admission Requirements: 

Program Prerequisites

OSSD or equivalent, Grade 12 Compulsory English (ENG4C or ENG4U)





Semester One - Fall 2013:

RAD105 Audio Systems

RAD110 Introduction to Radio Broadcasting

RAD130 Radio Programming I

RAD160 Radio Information Technology

PSY123 Applied Psychology (Gen Ed)

CMM125 College Communication


Semester Two - Winter 2014:

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online

RAD106 Audio Systems II

RAD115 Using Interviewing Techniques

RAD120 Radio Broadcasting II

RAD150 Radio Sales and Promotion

RAD165 Radio Information Technology II


Semester Three - Fall 2014:

RAD210 Radio Broadcasting III

RAD236 Commercial Writing and Production

RAD250 Radio Sales and Promotion II

RAD261 Internet Radio Management I

RAD270 Talk Radio/Feature Production

SOC300 Social Issues Through Film (Gen Ed)


Semester Four - Winter 2015:

RAD213 Internship Portfolio Development

RAD214 Work Placement (4 wks @ 35 hrs/wk)

RAD220 Radio Broadcasting IV

RAD246 Commercial Writing and Production II

RAD265 Internet Radio Management II

Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided on our website. The College reserves the right to modify any course, program, curriculum, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time.

Field Placement: 

First year placements in this program offer real results. Placements help students gain a competitive edge - gaining real world experience and making vital industry contacts.

Learning Outcomes: 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Additional Credentials: 

Diploma to Degree

  • Athabasca University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

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