Radio

KSBR StudioThe Radio Program is built around Saddleback College's on-air radio station - 88.5FM KSBR, and its Internet radio station - OCRockRadio.com. Students are eligible to audition for an airshift after completing two classes (CA110 and CA113). No other college in the area offers students on-air shifts after one semester. You'll learn digital audio editing using the latest software, and programming and production with an emphasis on hands-on experience. An internship can also provide students with positions at radio stations in the Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego markets.

KSBR is also a community service station focusing its attention on Orange County news, traffic, weather, and entertainment. KSBR has received the Associated Press "Instant News" citation, AP's Certificate of Excellence for overall coverage, and is the only California Station to be a 3-time winner of the American Heart Association's C. Everett Koop, M.D. Award.

KSBR's primary format is contemporary jazz, but it also has weekend specialty shows featuring other musical styles like reggae, folk, ragtime, rock, Latin jazz, blues, and hip-hop music. OCRockRadio.com features a mix of alternative and indie music designed to provide students with the experience they need to get jobs at high-energy rock and pop stations.

Curriculum

Curriculum changes as industry standards transform. Please refer to the Saddleback College Catalog website as the following requirements may have changed since this webpage was published.

Radio Certificate Program


Core Courses

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 40* Television and Film Scriptwriting I 3
CTVR 101 Video Production Basics 3
Select from Specialty Area below 15
Total Required Units 18-21

Specialty Area 3—Radio Required Courses:

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 110 Audio Production 3
CTVR 113* Radio Broadcasting 3
CTVR 115* Advanced Radio Broadcasting 2

Electives: (7 units)

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 111* Audio and Sound Design for Television and Film 3
CTVR 114* Radio Station Activities 2
CTVR 118/MUS 118 Digital Multi-Track Music Recording 4
CTVR 128* Television and Radio News 3
CTVR 191 Radio and Television Announcing and Voice-Over 3
CTVR 280* Cinema/Television/Radio Employment Skills 3
CWE 180* Cooperative Work Experience: Radio 1

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate Degree

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

Associate in Arts Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution's catalog for transfer requirements.

Radio Occupational Skills Awards


The Radio Broadcasting Occupational Skills Award provides the opportunity to master the fundamental proficiencies to complete a radio production from the conception to finished product as well as to understand the principles of radio broadcasting and station management. The courses assist in student development by focusing on specific technical skills as well as working on practical assignments that mirror real-world tasks, including the production of broadcast-quality radio programs suitable for use on a demonstration reel and the hands-on management of the college's flagship radio station KSBR. Completion of this program increases the value of the technical, aesthetic, and project management skills needed for employment and advancement in a career in this field.

 

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 110 Audio Production 3
CTVR 113* Radio Broadcasting 3
CTVR 115* Advanced Radio Broadcasting 2
Select from Restricted Electives 7
Total Required Units 15

Restricted Electives:

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 111* Audio and Sound Design for Television and Film 3
CTVR 114* Radio Station Activities 2
CTVR 118/MUS 118 Digital Multi-Track Music Recording 4
CTVR 128* Television and Radio News 3
CTVR 191 Radio and Television Announcing and Voice-Over 3
CTVR 280* Cinema/Television/Radio Employment Skills 3
CWE 180* Cooperative Work Experience: Radio 1

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.