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In Memoriam

To our Friend Mr. Larry King:

Thank you for supporting us, Larry, and having us on your show. Your legend lives on. —from your friends at RRFC.

November 19, 1933 - January 23, 2021

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Among the numerous broadcasting school options available to you in Chicago, Illinois, only the RADIO CONNECTION places you inside an actual Chicago radio broadcasting facility as a student radio apprentice (extern), where you will learn one-on-one from an established professional.

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ChicagoIn Chicago, the best way to break into radio is to work in a real Chicago radio station as an extern. That’s where we come in.

Why waste 10-50 thousand dollars to attend a formal classroom radio training program in a college or trade school, when we can train you in a real radio broadcasting studio for far less? Gain an advantage in the job market by getting on the inside track, and learn how the radio business really works by studying directly under the pros. Our radio school is the smartest, most affordable training program you’ll find anywhere.

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With a population of 2.7 million, and anchoring the larger “Chicagoland” metro area of nearly 10 million, Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, behind Los Angeles and New York. As such, it is also ranked the third largest market in both television and radio. Among the dozens of strong-signal radio stations blanketing the area, the top competitors for market share include Newsradio 780 (WBBM-AM, News/Talk), 103.5 ÒKiss-FMÓ (WKSC-FM, Top-40), The Drive 97.1 (WDRV-FM, Classic Rock), and several others. Adult Contemporary and Urban Contemporary also have a strong presence in the radio market here, with several stations competing for market share in these formats.

Area sportscasters in Chicago have plenty to talk about, with two major league baseball teams (White Sox and Cubs), an NFL team (Chicago Bears) and an NBA team (Chicago Bulls). Chicago has been home to many celebrities and notable personalities, such as authors Ray Bradbury and Ernest Hemingway; entrepreneur Walt Disney; actors James Belushi and Gillian Anderson; musicians Bo Diddley, Patti Smith and Lupe Fiasco; and countless others.

Whether your dream is to work on-the-mic as an on-air personality, or behind the scenes as a manager, technician or programming director, there’s no better way to learn than to plug into the actual radio industry–and you won’t find more real-world opportunities to learn than in Chicago. Our innovative radio school can put you in the heart of the action where other schools can’t.

Our advantage? The mentor-extern learning approach. We don’t bother with classrooms or simulated studios, and we don’t charge excessive tuition to build these facilities on a campus somewhere. Instead, we place you in the one place you can learn and connect better than anywhere else: in a real radio broadcasting facility. Your teacher/mentor is a highly experienced radio professional, and your classroom is an actual radio station. You’ll gain many hours of solid, real-world experience, and along the way you’ll make plenty of connections with other industry pros, giving you a strong advantage in the job market once you graduate. There’s no better learning opportunity like this anywhere on the planet. You owe it to yourself to see what our Chicago radio school can do for your career.

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Tuition Costs Compared

1 $12,930 - 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

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