General Mgr: Andalee Powers
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:
Radio 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 Radio is the Department of Communication Studies’ radio broadcast
training facility designated for cable broadcasting over Charter Cable
Channel 194, Campus Channel 7.1, and over the internet at
http://organizations.plattsburgh.edu/warp/. Located near the
Audio Laboratories in Yokum Hall, WARP Radio begins broadcasting
Tuesday, September 15th and ends Friday, November 20th.
WARP will not broadcast during Columbus or Thanksgiving Breaks and
make-ups will be broadcast Dec. 1st through the 3rd.
WQKE is PSU’s student-run, Class D FCC designated on-air broadcast radio
facility. The Quake’s alternative, college-radio format broadcasts 10
watts of power 24/7 to a campus-wide audience, a local community, and a
global audience through the Internet at
http://organizations.plattsburgh.edu/wqke/. 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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