Locations: United States, Canada
Degrees: Certificate of Completion
Programs: Radio DJ, Talk Show Host, Radio Program Directo
Tuition Range: $7,750 - $11,500
The Radio Connection is a mentor apprentice school that has been turning out DJs, talk show hosts and program directors since the 1980s. Radio Connection began with the idea that the best way to learn radio broadcasting was to be put in a radio station sitting next to an on-air announcer.
The Radio Connection concept is simple: the student follows a structured course curriculum as well as spends a couple of days a week inside a broadcast radio station working side by side with their personal mentor. Like most media jobs, the real knowledge comes from practical experience, not textbooks and this is where the Radio Connection excels.
This approach leads to another advantage for the Radio Connection: its radio DJ, talk show host and radio program director courses are available wherever there is a radio station in the United States or Canada. This means that not only do you enjoy the savings from the Radio Connection’s low tuition costs, but additionally there are no out-of-pocket relocation costs involved. And, if the student has a job they can’t afford to give up while attending radio school, the Radio Connection can usually schedule classes to accommodate their work schedule—after all, radio is 24/7.
By working side-by-side with their mentor in a real broadcast radio station, the student is able to make connections with those in the radio station who do the hiring. Because of this, many Radio Connection graduates transition from graduation straight into a paying job at the radio station where they’ve been apprenticing.
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