You're On the Air
On-the-air experience on 91.9 the Cat is one of your requirements for graduation, along with other video, writing, and leadership-oriented coursework. The curriculum will teach you basic on-air skills and lead you through expanding, developing, and refining these skills. These opportunities are part of the multi-platform skills you will develop in the Electronic Media major concentration.
Find Your Voice
You’ll start with Radio Production in the fall of your Freshman year. This course will introduce you to the equipment, how to use your voice, and how the radio business works. In the second half of the semester, you will be live on the air as a disk jockey. Everyone is nervous the first few times on the air, but you will have the assistance and mentoring from more experienced student staff members, right there with you in the control room.
You can then be a radio staff member for several semesters. You do this by taking the Radio Workshop class, which can be repeated for several semesters. You will have regular weekly on-air hours, arranged around your schedule, and you will learn to produce award-winning promotional announcements, public service announcements, and other programming. These experiences will prepare you for internships, summer jobs and full-time jobs after graduation.
If you are not a major, you are still eligible to take Radio Production and Radio Workshop as elective classes. In addition, the Electronic Media minor fits well with many other majors, including journalism, sports management, public relations and business.