Texas Community Colleges

Western Texas College Mass Communications Department

The Mass Communications program at Western Texas College can prepare you for a career in journalism, radio broadcasting, public relations, film, and television.

WTC offers a two-year Associate of Arts degree program in Mass Communications that utilizes the campus radio station for Project-Based Learning.

At WTC’s own 91.1 FM KGWB, you will:

• Work with state-of-the-art equipment
• Produce announcements and programs
• Prepare news and sportscasts
• Broadcast WTC sporting events to a local and worldwide audience
• Learn the inner workings of a radio station.

Mass Communications majors at Western Texas College become station staff members and gain valuable on-the-job experience. You’ll have the same responsibilities you might have in a commercial broadcast operation. As part of your degree program, you’ll create a professional portfolio through a 16-week internship at a commercial radio station.

Course Information is available in the Catalog.


Would you like to receive more information about this program? Fill out the Information Packet Request HERE.


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The Texas Broadcast Education Foundation is now accepting applications for $29,000 in scholarships for students at Texas colleges or universities pursuing careers in broadcast journalism, management, engineering, advertising, production, or other fields within the industry. Applications are due April 1 and require essays and various documentation.

Eight of the nine scholarships are in the amount of $3,000, with some reserved for students at particular institutions or at particular points in their college studies – including one for students at a two-year or technical school.

Most of the scholarships are named for luminaries in Texas broadcast history, including Vann Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, A.H. Belo, Wendell Mayes, Jr., Tom Reiff, and Bonner McLane who was TAB’s first executive director.

Apply for Texas Broadcast Education Foundation Scholarships

Apply for Western Texas College Foundation Scholarship

Apply for Educational Scholarship for Career Opportunities (ESCO)



Dr. Geron Scates
Professor, Mass Communications/Speech/Education
Building 3 Room 115