Radio Broadcasting & Journalism I & II

Radio Broadcasting and Journalism

Program Synopsis: The Radio Broadcasting & Journalism Program is an exclusive program at Highland Springs Technical Center. Eligible students are introduced to the fast paced, competitive world of radio and communications fields. This program may be taken as a stand alone 1 year 3 credit course or for 2 years and 6 credits to complete the entire program.

Radio Broadcasting & Journalism I: The Radio Broadcasting & Journalism course teaches entrylevel radio skills as well as the skills to enter the competitive world of broadcast journalism. State-of-the-art studios are used and the most up-to-date broadcasting equipment procedures are taught. Students operate one of the most powerful high school radio stations in the country, Mix 91 (WHCE).

Radio Broadcasting & Journalism II: During the second year, the emphasis is on sharpening journalism skills and the operation of Mix 91 (WHCE).  Students voice track, digitally edit and prepare content for broadcast. Students will also have the opportunity to intern at local area radio and television stations.

Instructors: Both instructors for the Radio Broadcasting & Journalism program have 20+ years of experience in the radio broadcasting headshot_clarkefield. Their career paths include positions in radio station management, on-air personalities, sports broadcasting, and television.

Mr. Clarke has a degree in Communications from George Mason University.  He began his career doing nights at B101.5 in Fredericksburg before transitioning to the Afternoon Personality/Program Director on 99.3 WYSK.  Mr. Clarke can currently be heard on DC101 in Washington DC.  When he is not commuting to Richmond or DC, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 sons at their home in Spotsylvania.



Mr. Kaufman is a graduate of Old Dominion University.





Desired Aptitudes: Solid performance in English and Math.  An interest in reading and creative thought.

Employment Outlook (According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition):


Job Summary

Median Salary
Announcers Announcers present music, news, and sports and   may provide commentary or interview guests about these topics or other   important events. $37,010
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians Broadcast and sound engineering technicians   set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio and   television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies. $39,870
Editors Editors plan, review, and revise content for   publication. $51,470
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News   Analysts Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news   analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally,   nationally, and locally. They report the news for newspapers, magazines,   websites, television, and radio. $36,000
Technical Writers Technical writers, also called technical   communicators, produce instruction manuals and other supporting documents to   communicate complex and technical information more easily. $63,280
Writers and Authors Writers and authors develop original written   content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts,   songs, and online publications. $55,420