Prepare for a Career in Radio Broadcasting

KOHL - male student DJ.The Radio Broadcasting Program at Ohlone College in Fremont, California is a career-oriented, operations intensive curriculum featuring the latest technology. Lecture and lab situations combine to provide students with the background and skills required to meet the needs of the radio communications industry. Students are exposed to to both analog and digital studio systems, including digital multitrack production techniques.

The curriculum is presented by industry professionals and is designed to focus on the business of radio broadcasting. The working lab of the program is 89.3 KOHL, a full time FM broadcast facility. The station's operational platform is a comprehensive broadcast business and equipment package that parallels current industry standards.

Broadcasting: Radio

KOHL Radio Station 89.3

89.3 KOHLThe KOHL Radio studios are located in the Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts on the Ohlone College Campus, with transmitter atop Mission Ridge. The station's format is high energy contemporary hit radio which challenges students to refine commercial broadcast techniques in a professional environment.

Courses can be found under "Broadcasting (BRDC)" in Ohlone College's Catalog and searchable online Class Schedule. Ohlone offers an Associate in Arts degree in Broadcasting. Also available are Certificates in Radio Broadcasting Studio Operations, Air Talent, Program Management, and Digital Production.

KOHL - female student DJ.

Broadcasting Degrees and Certificates

Go to the list of Broadcasting Degrees and Certificates, including a variety of certificates for radio broadcasting.

Radio Broadcasting Courses

Radio courses offered include:

  • BRDC-120 Introduction to Electronic Media
  • BRDC-123A Radio Operations I
  • BRDC-123B Radio Operations II
  • BRDC-124 Broadcast Internships
  • BRDC-127A/B/C/D Radio Broadcast Lab (on-air)
  • BRDC-128 Radio Programming and Marketing
  • BRDC-129 Digital Radio Studio Systems
  • BRDC-130 Broadcast Announcing

For complete information on current offerings, consult the Ohlone College KOHL FM operations at (510) 659-6221. Registration information is available at (510) 650-6100.

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.