Radio/Audio Production

Radio/Audio Production is a concentration of the Communication major

If you are interested in a radio/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
COM 2200 Writing for Broadcast Media 3
COM 2762 Digital Audio Production: Pro Tools 3

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

Choose one of the following:
COM 2050 Radio Announcing 3
COM 2060 Radio/TV Sports Broadcasting 3
COM 2900 Multimedia Journalism 3
COM 4050 Independent Studio: Advanced Audio Production 3

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

Choose one of the following:
COM 3506 Media Law and Ethics 3
COM 3600 Broadcast Law 3

Choose one of the following:
COM 2620 Broadcast Sales and Marketing Research 3
COM 3550 Radio/TV Station Management 3
COM 3900 American Broadcasting Issues 3
Total: 21

"Sports Production and Digital Delivery: What's New?" - Panel Discussion

The Curry College Communication Department is proud to team up with the New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to co-sponsor a panel discussion, "Sports Production and Digital Delivery: What's New?" on November 10 at Curry College, about recent innovations in sports coverage and how the product is being delivered to a technically sophisticated audience with ever-evolving viewing/consuming habits.

Meet Profesor Alan Frank - Director of WMLN

"We believe in the philosophy of hands-on training and learning by doing. That philosophy works. At Curry, first-year students have an opportunity to get on the air within two to three weeks of arriving."- Professor Alan Frank, Communication/WMLN

Robert Hakala '96 Featured in 'Cape & Plymouth Business'

Curry College alumnus and local morning radio host, Robert Hakala, Jr. '96, was featured in the June 2015 issue of Cape & Plymouth Business.  Hakala, who graces the cover of the magazine with his "The South Shore's Morning News" co-host Lisa Azizian, will be celebrating 15 years on the air as co-host of 95.9, WATD's morning flagship program.

WMLN-FM 40th Anniversary Radio Reunion

In the spring of 2015, we celebrated 40 years of award-winning radio programming at WMLN-FM. To honor that significant milestone, we held a 40th Anniversary Radio Reunion for all alumni who were involved with station during their time at Curry. View photos from the event

Meet Brandon Enroth '16 - Communication

In only his second year at Curry, transfer student Brandon Enroth '16 is interning for the Boston Bruins as a Communications Game Night Staffer. His job includes working game nights, transcribing player quotes and assisting with answering media questions.

Semester in N.Y.C.

New York City is the media and business capital of the world and Curry students can be right in the center of the action with the Communication department's Semester in New York City internship program.

Semester in L.A.

Do you dream about experiencing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? Interested in working behind the scenes at a major TV/film studio? Want to assist producers, video editors, actors and more? Then the Curry College: Semester in L.A. program is for you.

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