Algonquin College

Broadcasting - Radio and Podcasting


Develop your voice and production talent for a career in radio and podcasting.
The two-year Broadcasting - Radio and Podcasting Ontario College Diploma program prepares you with the creative production, hosting, and technical operation skills needed for a career in radio broadcasting and podcasting. You gain practical experience working at Algonquin College`s two radio stations - CKDJ 107.9 FM and AIR AM 1700. With the help of a second-year mentor, you are on the air within three weeks of starting the program.
Find your passion in on-air performance, audio production, and creative writing for radio and podcasting. Courses cover all areas of these two industries including:

on-air performance
audio production
voiceover announcing
broadcast journalism
basic video production and photography
creative writing and storytelling
promotions and marketing
While working at the campus radio stations, you put the theory you learn into practice. In the first level of the program, you study alongside Journalism and Broadcasting - Television and Streaming Video students, building a strong foundation in transferable media skills while exploring these related fields. As well, during your first level, you are scheduled for weekly shows on CKDJ 107.9 FM and AIR AM 1700. The importance of teamwork is a focus while operating both Algonquin College stations. In this program, you are given the opportunity to work on interprofessional teams with other media programs. In the second year, you will have the opportunity to choose a specialty elective course that aligns with your media interests. Towards the end of the program, you continue to expand and apply your skills during a field placement in the industry.
There are many different career options after graduation. Graduates may find employment in:

news, music, or talk/sports radio
fiction or non-fiction podcasting
digital audio content for web
There is also the option for entrepreneurial and freelance opportunities.
This program is a member of the Canadian Media Educators, the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Canada.
This program is well-suited for students who:

Thrive in a creative performance environment.
Are interested in audio production technology.
Have strong language skills (oral and written).
Can perform under strict deadlines and time constraints.
Are self-reliant and enjoy challenges.
Enjoy working in a dynamic environment.
Have good interpersonal skills.

Program Duration:
2 Years
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
Winter 2023:
Fall 2023:
Spring 2023:
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