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Audio Broadcast & Engineering 1


Fundamentals of Radio is the beginning class of the Radio course and is required to be a completer in Radio.

By the end of the school year, students will become Nationally Certified Radio Operators. This certification will be through the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and will better equip students seeking employment in the radio broadcast industry.

Students will become skilled in the basics of news writing, voicetracking, announcing, engineering, and broadcasting. Students will learn how to read the news, sports, and weather forecast in a professional broadcast style. They will work in groups, write commercials, create slogans, and announce songs over-the-air.

Lesson Plans 

Audio Files

Group Work Rubric

Grades Student Shows The Following Traits:
100
  • Full knowledge of the equipment (after training) and comfortable using it
  • Works great with group members, causing no disturbances
  • Assists, helps, and proofs (news editing) while other members are working
  • Is told 0 - 1 time(s) to calm or quiet down
    (Loud talking can be heard in the other studio rooms)
75
  • Knowledge of the equipment; partly comfortable using it
  • Works well with group members, causing little disturbance
  • Assists, helps, and proofs while other members are working
  • Is told 2 times to calm or quiet down
50
  • Some knowledge of the equipment; nervous and shy about using it
  • Sometimes works well with group members, causing some disturbance
  • Barely helps other members
  • Is told 3 times to calm or quiet down
0
  • Little to no knowledge of the equipment; refuses to use it
  • Doesn't work will group members, causing lots of disturbance
  • Never helps other members
  • Is told 4+ times to calm or quiet down

Voice Tracking Rubric