RTVB 1309
Audio Radio Production I

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information:
    1. Course Description: Concepts and Techniques of Sound Production including basic recording, mixing, and editing techniques.
    2. Any required prerequisites: None
  2. Student Learning Outcomes:  
    1. Operate a variety of production equipment; define terminology applicable tothe audio/radio industry; produce audio productions that include microphone techniques, recording, mixing, and editing; and design and complete audio productions from concept to scripting and post production.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Major Requirement 1 : Attendance
    2. Major Requirement 2 : Participation
  4.  Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1.  Required Book: Modern Radio Production Hausman, 9th Ed. ISBN 978-1-111-34439-9
    2. Flash drive with 2GB capacity
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates
    1. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates
    2. Academic Integrity:  Refer to the WTC Catalog, available both in hard copy and online; assigned papers are put through an integrity-comparison test to detect plagiarism.
    3.  ADA Statement:  Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any student who has a physical, emotional, or learning disability can apply for accommodations through the Counseling Center. Individual programs are designed to give students with disabilities equal access to all phases of college life.
    4. Special Assistance: If, as a result of a disability, a student needs special assistance to participate in a class, the counselor is to be notified immediately so that the prescribed process can be initiated
    5. Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    6. Drop / Withdrawal
    7. Final Exam Schedule
    8. No electronic devices are allowed visible in class. No ear buds or headphones are allowed in class.
    9. Attendance: Each absence will be unexcused and recorded as such, unless cleared AHEAD of time with the Instructor. The Bad Weather Policy is included in this section of the catalog.
    10. Missed and late exams and assignments may be made up at the discretion of the instructor but if allowed, will be subject to grade penalty.
    11. All assignments, exams, etc.  Will be given a point value. Grades therefore, will be the percentage of the points earned, vs. the total points possible.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Getting Started
Introduction to recording
Read Handout / Play War of the Worlds
Engineer Training for studio

Week 2

Discuss Handout material / Record Public Service Announcements
Study Equipment /

Week 3

Engineer Training / Read Chapter One and Two

Week 4

studio engineering / Recording and Editing / Produce Scarecrow PSA with fade outs/Go over Audio Files

Week 5

PSA writing and recording and studio engineer / Exam

Week 6

WTC Public Service Announcements / Read Chapter 5

Week 7

Begin Recording and Editing of  Plays From Old Time Scripts

Week 8

Announcements and Software training / Read Chapter 6

Week 9

Radio features – Do Exercise on Page 132 – Identify Editing Features

Week 10

Radio documentary and features / Exercise page 162 / Read Chapter 7

Week 11

Holiday greetings

Week 12

Read Chapter 8 and do exercise #3 on page 180

Week 13


Week 14

Finish all projects and plays / Get a partner and record Commercial on Page 237 for Pizza

Week 15

Finish Projects

Week 16

Turn in any projects by Final Exam Time



Last Modified: August 19, 2015