How We Do It
Radio Connection is an Employer Trained Alternative to overpriced and ineffective Broadcast Schools. We combine the best aspects of formal schooling with on-the-job training, to provide you with the kind of real-world experience that employers desire. To find out more, call 800.755.7597 or fill out a Radio Connection Application (it costs nothing to apply).
Our three Industry-wide apprentice (extern) programs are:
Broadcasting. Radio and Television Broadcast Apprentice positions to train for On-Air or On Camera positions as a DJ, News Anchor or Reporter, Talk Show Host, Sportscaster or Voice-Over Personality.
Recording.Recording Studio and Record Company Apprentice Positions to train to become a Recording Engineer or Music Producer.
Film. Film and Video Production Apprentice positions to train for and become a Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Camera Operator, and Digital Editor as well as Computer Animation, Special Effects and other film and television positions.
Here’s how it all works: We connect local Radio Stations in your town — who have a need to hire beginners — with an aspiring talented apprentice (extern), presumably you!
Tried and True Method
Our Apprentice Method of training is a throwback to the old Renaissance period. In the 12th century, if you wanted to be an artist, you didn’t go to school — you went to work for an established master artist. Moreover, you were not paid for your labor. In fact, you paid for the privilege of working free. Back then, people stood in line to apprentice (extern) with the right master — and they still do!
By following this same renaissance apprenticeship (externship) method during the last 20 years, we have secured jobs for over 11,349 beginners in Recording Studios, Record Companies, Radio/TV Stations and Film and Video Production Studios, worldwide.
Why Our Radio and DJ School Alternatives Are A Great Choice
The apprentice (extern) method helps abolish that old Catch 22: “You can’t get a job without experience, and you can’t get experience without a job.”
We also recognize that it’s not only what you know, it’s also very much who you know. “Who you know” is the unquestioned overwhelming influencing factor in employment.
Our guarantee is simple: You are ten times more likely to be employed through this training program than through any other — no matter how much you pay elsewhere. We’re not bragging. It’s not that we’re so wonderful, it’s that on-the-job training in the real world is!
Who Trains You At Our Radio DJ School Alternative
If accepted into the Radio Connection program, you will receive course curriculum that far surpasses anything you would receive at a traditional radio school. To learn more about our course curriculum please fill out an online application. One of our radio program admissions counselors will get back to you within two days. The other difference — and it’s a big difference — is that your instructor in our Radio School Alternative will not be some burned out college professor who teaches because he can’t do, but a real-life professional working at a real radio station. The same person who will most certainly hire you — or get you hired!
The inevitable employment through radio program is in large part due to the fact that the training is always done one-on-one. One radio student, one instructor or mentor.
In this case, your mentor is an on-air disc jockey, voice over announcer, production supervisor, program director or marketing manager. Apply now and let us know what field you want to specialize in.
Your mentor is the same person who from time to time has to hire beginners, and dreads the day when they will have to sort through resumes of college graduates who haven’t a clue what the business is really all about.
Think about it from their side: How much better to hire your own private student apprentice (extern), whom you have personally groomed and taught on-the-job in the real world.
Why Broadcast Radio Connection Costs Less
Traditional Trade Radio Broadcast Schools tuition for these very desirable professions runs from US $15,000 to US $80,000.00. Colleges and Universities are even more expensive. In addition, you often have to move to another area, which involves travel costs, housing, etc.
The reason Radio Connection’s Radio School Alternative is so comparatively inexpensive is that the studio, building and all that equipment is already there. The only cost is for your instructor and text material.
Fifty percent of the tuition goes directly to your instructor. Additional fees are given to your instructor as a bonus once you become employed, either by them or by another Studio or Station. So your instructor has a definite financial interest in your employment.
However, they won’t accept you in the first place if they don’t think they can employ you. It’s as simple as that!
Not For Everyone
The very nature of the on-the-job training process requires that students are selected based on employment standards, rather than school admissions standards. In short, we’re looking for people who can become good, reliable employees. No previous experience is required. What is important is the same thing any employer looks for: attitude, motivation, dedication, and punctuality.
There is no age limit for our program. The youngest was 14, and the oldest 72. A great number are baby boomers who finally got the courage to do what they wanted to do, all their lives.
But acceptance is by invitation only and will be decided after you interview at a major Radio Station by a major radio professional in your area.
Working Around YOUR Schedule
If accepted your training will usually take place during off-hours, evenings and weekends. You’ll have to keep your day job to pay the rent, at least at first.
Because these apprentice (extern) programs are literally one-on-one they can accommodate any schedule. No matter what your schedule might be, you can fit this in. It might take you longer to finish, but it can definitely be done. So you can’t use that old excuse that you don’t have the time to do what you have always wanted to do. Think of taking private piano lessons, it’s the same concept.
What Do You Have To Lose?
If you’re ready to take the next step fill out the online application to see if we have any openings in studios in your area at this time. There is no cost or obligation to arrange a personal interview with a radio station in your city, or surrounding area.