COMM 2331
Radio and TV Announcing

Western Texas College

  1. Course Description:
    1. Principles of announcing: study of voice, diction, pronunciation, and delivery. This course includes experience in various types of announcing. Study of phonetics is recommended. This course includes preparation for on air and voice over positions.
    2. Required Prerequisite: None, although completion of Audio Production One is recommended.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes:
    1. Examine the fields of radio and television announcing; perform as an announcer, in situations including public service announcements, commercials, news, and scripts; and provide critical analysis of performances.
  3. Assessment: Student will be required to record various readings for audio voice improvement from the textbook. Student will be required to perform in on air capacity for KGWB.
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1. Major Requirement 1: Class attendance and self time management essential to successful completion of course. Part of the requirements for this course includes executing a weekly on air show on KGWB.
    2. Major Requirement 2: Being part of this vocational program involves being part of a team of individuals learning & performing tasks to meet the obligations you have as a student, and the legal obligations required by the FCC and other governing bodies unique to a radio station, broadcasting over the air along with public service requirements.
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required Book: Television and Radio Announcing Hyde, 11th ed.
  6.   Procedures and Important Dates- Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog
  7. Course Organization and Schedule
Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Getting Started
Review Course Syllabus/ Read Chapter one/ Studio equipment Training

Week 2

Complete Assignment from Chapter one, read Chapter Two

Week 3

Complete Assignment from Chapter Two, Read Chapter 3

Week 4

Complete Chapter 3 Assignment / Read Chapter 4

Week 5

Perform First On Air Shift/complete Chapter 4 Assignment/Read Chapter 5

Week 6

Listen to recording of on air shift , write critical analysis of performance

Week 7

Complete Chapter 5 assignment / Read Chapter 6

Week 8

Complete Chapter 6 assignment / Read Chapter 7

Week 9


Week 10

Record and write critical analysis of an on air performance

Week 11

Complete Chapter 7 Assignment / Read Chapter 9

Week 12

Complete Chapter 9 assignment / Reach Chapter 11

Week 13

Write critical analysis of on air performance

Week 14

Complete Chapter 11 assignment

Week 15

Complete reading and assignment of Chapter 12

Week 16

Final Exam Week

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



Last Modified: January 17, 2014