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Learn the ins and outs of the business on-the job, one-on-one with a seasoned radio professional. In Columbus, there’s simply no better way to break into radio than to extern in a real Columbus radio facility–and no better radio school alternative than RADIO CONNECTION to get your foot in the door.

Don’t be fooled: enrolling in a radio broadcasting training program at a typical trade school or college can cost 10-50 thousand dollars or more, and won’t provide you the access to the industry that you’ll need in order to succeed. Our revolutionary approach places you directly in the heart of the action, in a real radio station, for a fraction of the cost of typical radio schools. The choice is clear! Get on the inside track, and connect to the industry by getting trained inside it. Our radio school alternative is hands-down the smartest, most cost-efficient option on the market today.

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Ohio’s state capital and largest city, Columbus is home to nearly 800,000 people, with a surrounding metro of nearly 2 million. Home to the nation’s largest public university(Ohio State), Columbus is also known as one of the most notable hubs for business and technology in the country, being consistently ranked near the top of the “most desirable” lists of business towns my major publications. Notable people with ties to Columbus include Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, golf legend Jack Nicklaus, actors Tom Poston and Beverly D’Angelo, rapper Bow Wow, and country acts Dwight Yoakam and Rascal Flatts, to name a few.

Columbus is the Number 36 radio market according to Arbitron rankings, with approximately 3 dozen strong-signal radio stations competing for area market share, in formats that include Adult Contemporary, Top-40, Hip-Hop, News/Talk, Classic Rock and others. Whether you dream of becoming a radio DJ, talk show host, station manager, programming director or technical engineer, Columbus affords plenty of real-world learning opportunities for you.

The RADIO CONNECTION’s industry advantage comes from our mentor extern approach, in which we bypass the classroom environment completely, placing you as a working extern in a local radio broadcasting facility from the very first day of your training. As you learn one-on-one from a highly experienced radio professional in the studio, you’ll gain valuable work experience that you could never gain in a classroom–plus, you’ll be in regular contact with many other industry professionals, greatly increasing your chances of getting hired. In fact, over 70 percent of our graduates transition into successful careers in broadcasting, many getting hired by the very stations where they completed their externship s.

Your best chance of breaking into radio is to extern in a real radio facility. Enroll in our Columbus radio school alternative today, and let us put you there.

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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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