Radio Practice and Politics
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This program is geared toward students who want to develop practical communication skills as well as gain insight into the political economy of media. As we learn the craft of radio production, we will explore questions like: What social, cultural, and political role does radio play in American society? How has radio been shaped by federal policy, market forces, and media activism? Is there a viable alternative to cookie-cutter commercial radio?
No prior experience with media production is needed; however, a willingness to experiment with communication, technology, and collaboration is essential. The program will introduce students to speaking, writing, interviewing, recording, editing, and broadcasting skills that contribute to the production of high-quality audio programs. Students will also learn about contemporary radio politics, economics, and aesthetics. Special attention will be given to non-commercial radio and podcasts in the U.S. Assignments will include edited interviews and on-air DJ experience. Some lessons will be taught by KAOS Staff Member, Ruth Brownstein. Students will gain knowledge and skills that will allow them to potentially host programs at KAOS Community Radio in the future. Radio Practice and Politics fulfills speech communication requirements for selected MIT endorsement areas.
Credits per quarter
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
$50 for Training for DJ Certification at KAOS Community Radio
Class Size: 21
Scheduled for: Evening and Weekend
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6-10 pm; Saturday 9:30am-5pm Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 9, 23, Mar. 9
Located in: Olympia