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Get the Skills to Become a Radio & Media Professional

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Get the skills and training you need to become a Radio Broadcaster, Voice-Over Artist, Podcaster, or more

16 Week* Online Radio & Media Training Program

Online Radio has hit the mainstream. With hundreds of thousands of podcasts, internet radio stations, and other audio programs being enjoyed by millions of loyal listeners, it has opened a whole new world of creative shows and formats attracting worldwide audiences. Not only that, but traditional stations are now growing their audiences using internet streams of their programs. If you love radio, are an aspiring voice actor, podcaster, or want a flexible digital career, then online training as a Radio Broadcaster, Voice-Over Artist or Podcaster can be a great way to break into the industry.

Becoming a Radio Broadcaster, Voice Over or Podcasting Professional

To become successful in the competitive radio space, you need a program that delivers you the professional on-air and production skills you need to build a career you can be proud of. In 16 short weeks*, you could be using our training, your skills, and your computer to make money working for a traditional broadcaster, in podcasting or as voice talent, even running your own shows. Enjoy the freedom of working where you want to and using your creative and technical skills to produce engaging, high-quality content for a growing audience obsessed with online shows and podcasts, and voice work.

We were the first school to offer such a dynamic, interactive and fun online broadcast training program. This means we know what skills you need to succeed in this exciting field better than the rest. We are the pioneers of online radio-focused broadcast training and have built our program from the ground up to help you feel confident entering this career.

The Academy’s Online Radio Media Training Program is specifically designed for those who are unable to attend classes at the Huntington Beach, California Campus. Almost 90% of your time is spent hands-on in your virtual studio gaining valuable, hands-on experience. Even though this is a distance program, you will feel engaged and be kept on track by participating in live webcast lectures, personal one-on-one instruction, and weekly Vocal Coaching.

You will gain skills in a wide variety of relevant areas, including:

  • Podcasting
  • Copywriting
  • Programming
  • Promotions and Social Media
  • Interviewing and Talk Radio
  • Voice Overs-Commercials
  • Editing and Sound
  • Syndication and Distribution
  • Personality Radio
  • Sportscasting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Entertainment reporting
  • Multitrack Editing
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • And More!

Each week is a different lecture taught by working Los Angeles on-air personalities, podcasters and voice-over artists. You will have the ability to participate in each live lecture from your home computer.

The best way to see if the Academy of Radio & Television Broadcasting is the right fit for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on our programs and class schedules so that you can make an informed decision about your future.

Radio Training on Your Time

The Online Training Program was designed with you in mind so you can train on your time! Get the same great training online, without the commute and a more flexible schedule. As a student, you will receive all the required broadcasting and digital editing software, which converts your computer into your personal digital broadcast studio! Feel confident and inspired by having your own digital studio to practice your skills in the comfort of your own home.

The online program allows you to get the state-of-the-art training needed for your new career in Radio Broadcasting, podcasting and voice overs, on your time. You can stream classes 24/7 from our online archive, meaning you can learn whenever’s best for you. Whatever you need, it’s all on the Academy’s learning website.

Real-World, Practical Experience

Our training parallels real radio production at real radio stations since everything is computerized and digital. The software we provide is the type used at radio stations, online broadcasting, podcasting and voice overs. Not only that, but you will produce on-air shows and podcasts, while also working behind the scenes with audio production. You will receive quality broadcasting work experience that you can proudly put on your resume and use to catch the eye of potential employers.

Personalized Attention: Your Own Mentor

Every week you will have a one-hour live one-on-one online meeting with your Personal Instructor. Your Instructor will help guide you through the program, critique assignments and projects, and assist in any way with your success in mind. An Instructor is available for you almost anytime if you need help, or have questions. Each week we will give you additional assignments and projects to help you get the skills necessary for a successful career in Radio podcasting and voice over. Your Personal Instructor is your individual 16 week* Mentor!

Everything you produce, including commercial production podcasting and voice overs and on-air work is critiqued by our instructors so that you can improve with every session. Each week you will accomplish more advanced broadcast techniques and production skills, progressing to the next level.

Career Guidance: What Happens Once You Graduate?

Before graduation, you will prepare for your job search with assistance from the Career Guidance Director, who will help you prepare your own effective cover letter and resume along with appropriate audition tapes. You will also learn how to generate your own job leads via the internet, interview confidently, and follow up effectively with your networking. Radio leads and station specifics are provided for positions in Radio Broadcasting at stations in markets of all sizes, most often right in your own region.

Career Opportunities in Radio

As a graduate of this program, you will be well-qualified to pursue opportunities working as a/an:

  • On-Air Personality
  • Newscaster
  • Sports Reporter
  • Podcaster
  • Internet Radio Station Operator or Host
  • Producer
  • Promotion Director
  • Voice-Over Artist
  • And More!

Who Hires Academy Grads?

Academy graduates are working at some of the largest and most exciting radio stations in Los Angeles, including: POWER 106, KLSX, KOST, KNX, KDAY, KROQ, KABC, KFI, KABC, KRTH, The Sound,  KLSX, KYSR, KIIS-FM, KLOS, KXOL, LATINO 96.3, and other highly-rated stations in great markets around the country!

Is an Exciting Career in Radio Broadcasting, Podcasting, or Voice Overs Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career in Radio Broadcasting and exploring whether The Academy of Radio & Television Broadcasting is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 714-842-0100

*Program length when completed in normal time.