(800) 990-9445Radio Connection Broadcasting School - Learn One on One at a Real Radio Station
You’ve got to grab life by the horns.
Yes, friend, we are talking to you. You need to step it up.
The world we live in is changing. Things are moving more quickly, and degrees these days are useless. Well, let’s rephrase that. If you want to be an astrophysicist a degree is pretty important. But if you’re here, that means you’re interested in breaking into the entertainment world. You want to work in the radio industry. That’s a whole different animal.
Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’re The Radio Connection. And we do just that. We connect you with working professionals in the radio industry and they teach you everything you need to know. One-on-one. In a real radio station. Real world experience.
Are you driven to become the next Casey Kasem or Howard Stern? Well, The Radio Connection was created for just that purpose. We are constantly on the look out for talented and passionate individuals who could become the next Casward Stersem.
Our fully accredited radio school puts you to work in a radio station where you apprentice with an industry veteran who teaches you the secrets of the trade. By the end of the program, not only do you understand the inner workings of your chosen field, but you have numerous industry contacts. You’re ready to rock and roll, my friend.
Everyone knows that the entertainment world is all about who you know. Well, it’s about time you met the right people. And we can help.
THE BEST WAY TO BREAK INTO RADIO IS TO WORK IN A REAL RADIO STATION, NOT SIT IN A CLASSROOM.
Let’s come to grips with the reality of this business: degrees and diplomas on their own are not going to open up any doors for you in radio. Why? Because in this business, NO ONE CARES where you went to school or what kind of paper you got from it.
In the competitive radio industry, book smarts don’t get you the job; street smarts do. The best way to get a job in radio is to get involved where the jobs are—in a real radio station. The more people you know on the inside, and the more people are aware of your abilities, the better your chances for getting hired! This is why it is SO IMPORTANT that you get your foot in the door of a real radio station—and this is why with the Radio Connection, you won’t spend a single day sitting in a classroom. Instead, you’ll be going to classes inside a real broadcasting facility, where you can make connections with the right people, and where the right people can see first hand what you’re made of. It’s like you get to audition for a job every day you go into the studio!
In reality, it’s difficult to compare us with other schools, because no other schools are like us! We are the only accredited radio school on the planet that places ALL of its students into real radio facilities across the country for personal, one-on-one training.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND SEE…
Compare us with the competition, and the differences should be obvious. The other schools train you in stale classrooms and campus studios, hand you a diploma or certificate, and push you out into the world with little more than a dated list of job openings (after extracting tens of thousands of dollars worth of tuition from you). How is that going to help you break into radio?
The Radio Connection puts you in a real radio station from day one, working with a real industry pro who trains you one-on-one, where you can gain the hands-on experience and make the connections you need in order to be taken seriously in this business. For our graduates, we offer a Job Assistance program unlike any other in our industry. And we do all of this for a FRACTION of the cost of other radio schools!
How the Radio Connection Works
PRIVATE TUTORING/ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION
Once you’re accepted into the program, you’ll attend class inside a real radio broadcasting facility in the city/town where you live (or another locale, if you so choose). You receive private, one-on-one instruction from a highly experienced radio professional, someone who is actually making a living in radio. You will follow our structured course curriculum (including homework), and you will get plenty of hands-on instruction in the studio. With our unique program, you do not spend a single day in a classroom! The radio station is your “classroom”, and a real radio professional is your teacher/mentor. And you are the only student in the class!
AN APPRENTICESHIP, NOT AN INTERNSHIP
Let’s make an important distinction here: our program is not an internship like other radio schools might offer, nor are we charging tuition for you to be an intern. With the Radio Connection, you are an apprentice, NOT an intern.
What is the difference? Interns are essentially people who run errands and do chores, and MAYBE get to learn a few things if there is nothing more pressing to do. An APPRENTICE IS A STUDENT, NOT A GOPHER. As an apprentice, you are in the radio station for the purpose of learning the ropes directly from a professional. Chores and errands are a normal part of the day-to-day operations of the radio station, but make no mistake: your tuition is paying for a personalized APPRENTICESHIP with a seasoned radio professional.
Interns are there to work; apprentices are there to learn. Interns get to add a little snippet to their resume; apprentices get hired, because they are trained by the people doing the hiring! See the difference?
IN A NUTSHELL, HERE’S WHAT YOU GET WITH OUR PROGRAM:
- You get ONE-ON-ONE, PRIVATE TUTORING with an experienced radio professional for every class, (generally 2 or more times per week in the radio station).
- You receive an ACCREDITED STRUCTURED CURRICULUM written by certified radio professionals.
- You get HANDS-ON INSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE in the radio station as you participate in day-to-day operations.
- Upon completion of the program, you have access to our one-of-a-kind STAY CONNECTED JOB ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, with up to one year of additional lessons and active support to help you become employable.
- You receive your OWN INTERNET RADIO SHOW for you to continue to hone your skills and build an audience.
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE…
We are so confident that our program is the best in the industry that we charge you NOTHING to find out if the Radio Connection is right for you. We charge NO application fees, NO up-front fees, NO add-on fees of any kind. We’ll even let you visit the radio station and interview your prospective mentor BEFORE you decide to attend—ALL AT ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO YOU! You pay nothing until you are accepted and decide to attend.
You have nothing to lose! GET YOUR APPLICATION STARTED NOW BY CLICKING HERE.
STAY CONNECTED: JOB ASSISTANCE LIKE NO ONE ELSE
At the Radio Connection, we believe our job is not just to get you through our program; our job is to PREPARE YOU FOR A CAREER IN RADIO. That’s why we don’t just figuratively shove you out the door when you graduate. Instead, we’ve set a new industry standard for job placement with our STAY CONNECTED PROGRAM, which provides you up to an additional year of active help after you graduate.
To the other guys, “job assistance” basically means handing you a sheet of paper with listings of job openings, with no guarantees as to how current the openings are, and no point of introduction. To us, “job assistance” means supplementary lessons, help preparing your resume and promotional materials, personal coaching as you reach out to potential employers, and even reaching out to some potential employers on your behalf!
Due to the direct contact our students have with the radio industry by learning on-the-job, many of our students are able to procure permanent employment without any additional help. But if you need us, we are here for you!
CAN YOU GUARANTEE ME A JOB IN RADIO?
To be absolutely clear: NO. What is more, you should not trust ANY school that would make a guarantee like that. There are no guarantees in life, and certainly not in the competitive radio market. Only scams make bloated promises they can’t keep. As an accredited radio school with high standards of integrity and excellence, we do not make such promises.
That being said…consider the following…
Admittedly, the pathway to a successful radio career is not easy, and it’s tough to break in. So doesn’t it make sense that the best way to position yourself for success is to get as close to the action as possible?
Certainly it does.
So if getting close to the action increases your odds of success, doesn’t it make more sense to learn the radio business inside a real broadcasting facility than being stuck in a college or trade school classroom?
And does it not make the most sense to be trained one-on-one by a real radio professional—someone who can not only teach you, but who has the potential to become a great ally for you on the inside?
We think you know the answer.
If you are serious about a career in radio, and if you have the “street smarts” we talked about earlier, then you know there is no better place to put yourself than inside a real radio station as an apprentice, learning one-on-one from a professional. There is just no better option.
So, no, we won’t guarantee you a job. What we will promise is that between our on-the-job apprenticeships and our Stay Connected Program, we can put you in a better position to land a job than most of our competitors can. Making the most of that opportunity is up to you.
THE RADIO CONNECTION IS FULLY ACCREDITED.
Yes, our approach is unconventional by some people’s standards (not by the pros—they LIKE the way we teach). But be assured that the Radio Connection is a FULLY ACCREDITED RADIO SCHOOL, having been accredited by two separate agencies: the Board of Accredited Schools (USBAS) and the National Private School Accreditation Alliance (NPSAA).
We are also members in good standing of these music industry organizations:
- The National Association of Music Education (MENC)
- The American Association for the Arts
- The National Academy of Broadcasting (NAB)
- The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
- The National Guild for Community Arts Education
In short, we are not a fly-by-night organization. The Radio Connection has been around for nearly three decades, and our mentor-apprentice learning approach is endorsed by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industries. We are an established school of higher learning; we’ve been here a long time, and we aren’t going anywhere.
HOW WILL I PAY FOR RADIO SCHOOL?
When you’re training for a career in the competitive radio industry, the LAST thing you need is to be weighed down with thousands of dollars of student debt: that just is not wise. The Radio Connection can help you avoid this pitfall while giving you a state-of-the-art education. How do we do it?
FIRST—we offer some of the lowest tuition rates in the industry.
SECOND—we offer several in-house payment plans to help make it easier to pay for school.
THIRD—since we are a fully accredited institute of higher learning, as our student you may be eligible for government financial aid assistance, such as The Sallie Mae Career Training Loan. This loan is a great solution for many students because it helps you save money, pay your debt quickly, and even help build your credit.
To find out more about The Radio Connection course, including financial options, please call The Radio Connection at 1-800-295-4433, and ask for the Admissions Department. You can also fill out our no-obligation ONLINE APPLICATION free of charge, and one of our representatives will reach out to assist you.