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Do you want to get working in radio in Charlotte? With us, you can extern inside of a real Nashville radio station. Radio Connection is the radio school alternative that gets your foot in the door and gets you training from inside the industry.

Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools, RRFC is known for doing things differently. We are a post-secondary institution that takes a commonsense approach to getting hardworking people training inside of the same environments and industries in which they aspire to work. As a program area of RRFC, Radio Connection matches its students with experienced radio broadcasting professionals inside of radio stations for direct, one-on-one instruction.

You could easily spend 10-50 thousand dollars to study radio broadcasting in a college or trade school somewhere—or you could spend a fraction of that amount and learn radio broadcasting inside an actual broadcasting studio in Charlotte. With us, you can on the inside track and make valuable industry connections while you get your education. Be believe our radio school alternative is the smartest and most affordable training program you’ll find anywhere but do your research and find out for yourself.

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Located near North Carolina’s southern border, the city of Charlotte is the largest city in the state, with about 1.8 million residents, and anchoring a wider metro area of nearly 2.5 million. Besides being known as the second largest financial center in America behind New York City, Charlotte is well-known for its NASCAR racing, with many considering the Charlotte Motor Speedway to be the “home of NASCAR.” Notable personalities with ties to Charlotte include newscaster Maureen O’Boyle, actors Skeet Ulrich and Jessica Stroup, evangelist Billy Graham, NASCAR champ Richard Petty, and gospel singer John P. Kee, to name a few. Charlotte has also turned out more than its fair share of professional athletes, with lots of current and former NFL, NBA and MLB players. Charlotte itself is home to the NFL team Carolina Panthers, as well the NBA’s Carolina Bobcats.

Arbitron ranks Charlotte as the 24th largest radio market in the U.S., with dozens of strong-signal stations competing for market share in formats such as News/Talk, Top-40, Urban Contemporary, Soft Rock, Latino and Religious. Whether your dream is to become a radio DJ, a sportscaster, a talk show host, a technical engineer or a programming director, the Charlotte area holds plenty of real-world opportunities to learn. And the RADIO CONNECTION can connect you to these opportunities in ways no ordinary school can.

Thanks to our innovative mentor-extern approach, the classroom setting has been completely eliminated from our program. Instead, from day one, you are placed as an extern in a real radio facility, to be trained and mentored one-on-one by an established radio pro. With our structured curriculum and plenty of hands-on learning, in about 6 to 9 months, you’ll gain a valuable working knowledge of the radio industry–and by learning on-the-job, you’ll also have the chance to make vital industry connections and know when job openings arise. Our results speak for themselves: many of our Radio Connection graduates get hired even before they graduate. Enroll in our Charlotte radio school alternative today, and get started at building your career in radio!

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Tuition Costs Compared

1 $12,250 - Radio Connection
2 $18,000 - JUNIOR COLLEGE
3 $15,000-$25,000 - TRADE SCHOOL
4 $1,500-$75,000 - ONLINE SCHOOL
5 $50,000-$250,000 - TRADITIONAL SCHOOL

Make no mistake, student debt kills dreams. Our low tuition costs were designed to keep you out of debt.


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