Radio Broadcasting/Audio Production

Radio Broadcasting/Audio Production is a concentration of the Communication major

If you are interested in a radio broadcasting/audio production concentration, you have the opportunity to follow in the path of alums who have studied broadcasting and audio at our college for over 80 years! Curry's radio broadcasting program is one of the oldest in the country, tracing its origin to 1932. Back then, Curry students arranged for a schedule of broadcasts over WLOE, the radio station at the Hotel Bellevue on Beacon Hill in Boston, where our student broadcast readings, plays, and impersonations.

Hands On Experience

You can be a part of the student-run team which operates WMLN-FM, our award-winning, non-commercial radio station on campus. Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission on April 1, 1975, WMLN-FM operates on an assigned frequency of 91.5 MHz with a power of 172 watts. WMLN serves a potential audience of 250,000 within a 40-mile radius on Boston's South Shore.

Most programs are produced by radio station students who earn credits for their participation. WMLN-FM is affiliated with the following professional organizations: NBC/CNN, Associated Press, Intercollegiate Broadcasters Association, Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, National Association of Broadcasters, and the New England Broadcasters Association.

WMLN-FM has won numerous news and sports awards over the years including multiple Associated Press awards and the prestigious "College Radio Station of the Year" honors.

Prepared for a Career in Broadcasting

Broadcasting and audio production careers are vast. You can be a radio disc jockey or cover sports play-by-play. Our students have used their audio skills to work on commercials and promotions or even do audio mixing for music productions, movies, and television series!

Please review the courses below in the radio concentration and feel free to contact us with further questions.

Choose three of the following :

COM 1710 Introduction to Broadcasting 3 credits
COM 2200 Writing for Broadcast Media 3 credits
COM 2762 Digital Audio Production: Pro Tools 3 credits

Radio Practicum (3-credits or Radio Directors, maximum two semesters, 4 credits)

Choose one of the following:

COM 2050 Radio Announcing 3 credits
COM 2060 Radio/TV Sports Broadcasting 3 credits
COM 2900 News Writing and Multimedia Reporting 3 credits
COM 4050 Independent Studio: Advanced Audio Production 3 credits

Choose one of the following:

COM 2642 Rock n'Roll Radio: A History 3 credits
COM 3650 Media, Culture and Society 3 credits
COM 3754 Golden Age of Television 3 credits

Choose one of the following:

COM 3506 Media Law and Ethics 3 credits
COM 3600 Broadcast Law 3 credits

Choose one of the following:

COM 2620 Broadcast Sales and Marketing Research 3 credits
COM 3550 Radio/TV Station Management 3 credits
COM 3900 American Broadcasting Issues 3 credits

Total: 21 Credits

COM Major Covers Obama Speech

President Barack Obama recently made a stop in the Hub to give a speech touting his polarizing health care law, the Affordable Care Act.  Curry College's own Andrew Schneider, a junior communication major and News Director at WMLN was invited to cover the event at Faneuil Hall as part of the White House Media Press Pool.

Curry COM at the World Series

The Boston Red Sox have won the World Series for the 3rd time in the last decade and the Curry College communication program, including alums and current students, was heavily represented throughout this amazing 2013 turnaround season.

Meet Alex Danahy '13

As a boy, Alex Danahy '13 loved to impress his older brother by doing play-by-play of Boston Red Sox games in their living room.  Those skills, along with the encouragement he received from his brother, led Danahy to pursue a career in broadcasting at Curry College.

Meet Paul Varga '09

Since graduating from Curry, Paul Varga '09 entered a very competitive media job market and locked up a position as the morning drive DJ at WSLP, 93.3 FM in Lake Placid, NY.

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