General Mgr: Kelly Rood
Purpose of this Course:
This course is designed to familiarize you with
the fundamentals of broadcast announcing. Weekly classes will
explore the theoretical aspects of radio broadcast operations and
procedures through both chapter discussions and participation in topical
workshops and activities. You will acquire and practice your broadcasting
skills by contributing to the WARP radio broadcasting (cable-access)
operations through the completion of weekly on-air shifts (which include
music, news, weather, and public service announcing), as well as through
the development of air check tapes.
Broadcast Announcing Worktext
by David E. Reese, Mary E.
Beadle, & Alan R. Stephenson (4th Edition).
Focal Press, ©2013.
|Grading will be based upon the following:
| -WARP Air Shifts
(10 @ 5 pts ea.)
||= 50 %
| -In-class Quizzes
(10 @ 4 pts ea.)
||= 40 %
||= 10 %
As defined by FCC standards, the use of
obscenity, indecency, and racial slurs are prohibited. Production work
cannot use language or material that depicts or describes, in terms
patently offensive as measured by contemporary local community standards for the
broadcast media, sexual or excretory activities or organs. The work cannot
depict or describe in a patently offensive way sexual conduct specifically
defined by applicable state law. The work cannot include the use of
obscene or indecent language, or material that is insensitive or
defamatory with reference to race, creed, or color.
WARP is PSU’s radio broadcast training facility designated for
cable-only broadcasting over Campus Channel 10 and Charter Cable Channel
194. Located near the Audio Laboratories in Yokum Hall*, the WARP begins
broadcasting Tuesday, February 17th and ends Friday, May 1st.
(WARP will not broadcast during Spring Break and make-ups will be
broadcast May 5th and 6th.). *Beaumont 301-A
The college’s student-operated, Class D FCC
designated on-air broadcast radio facility. The Quake’s alternative,
college-radio format broadcasts 10,000 milliwatts of power 7 days a week
to both a campus-wide and a local community
audience on 93.9 LPFM. WQKE also reaches out with its music, talk shows, and sports
programming. All students enrolled in classes at Plattsburgh State who pay
Student Association dues are qualified to be a member of WQKE.
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