RTVB 1391
Special Topics in Radio & TV Broadcasting

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information:
    1. Course Description:  Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge’s, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Student will engage in live broadcasting both on air and in studio.
    2. Any required prerequisites:  Fulfill the requirements to be an admitted student to Western Texas College
  2. Student Learning Outcomes:  
    1. Learning outcomes/objectives are determined by local occupational need and business and industry trends.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1.  Major Requirement 1:  Student Attendance will be of the upmost importance and part of the student’s grade will be attendance. This course will primarily hands on with lecture sessions also taking place.
    2. Major Requirement 2: Students will be required to fulfill lab time outside of class sessions.  This lab may be in performing on air broadcasting tasks.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required Book: Student will need a dedicated notebook for this course and flash drive. Other course materials will be provided by Instructor.
    2. Other : Handouts and website information  provided by the Instructor
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates
    1. 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.
    2. 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
    3. 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 initiate
    4. Affirmative Action: Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    5. Drop/Withdrawal
    6. Exam Schedule
  6. Course Organization and Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Getting Started
Module 1: “Turning on the Microphone & What do I do with all This Equipment?”

Week 2

Module 1 cont’d / Trouble Shooting / Including Digital Technology….

Week 3

Module 1 cont’d
Includes Setting Up Public Address Announcing Equipment

Week 4

Module 1 cont’d.
Video Clips of Successful Radio Announcing

Week 5

Module 2: Sports Broadcasting: At the Mic and at the Board

Week 6

Module 2 : cont’d – “What do I say and How do I say it?” Role Play

Week 7

The Zeke Method, Customer Service, Read and Report

Week 8

Radio Program Field Trip: TBD

Week 9

Module 3: Voice Skills – “Can you hear me now?”

Week 10

Discuss Logs, and Performance Rights per Station License.

Week 11

Module 4 : “Music-How do I pick what I pick and why do I pick it?”

Week 12

Module 4: cont’d Module 5 – Special Broadcast – “Live Remotes”

Week 13


Week 14

Module 6: Radio Interviewing Skills including dos and don’ts

Week 15

Module 6 cont’d – Being a Professional and Acting the Part.

Week 16

Final Exam

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion



Last Modified: August 19, 2015