About the Portland Location Near Me
There’s no better way to break into the Portland, Oregon radio market than by apprenticing in a Portland radio station–and no better school than the RADIO CONNECTION to get your foot in the door.
Why pay upwards of 10-50 thousand dollars trying to learn radio broadcasting in an expensive college or trade school, when we can train you in a real radio station for a fraction of that amount? Get on the inside track, learn from the pros, and get connected to the industry by getting a true hands-on education. Our radio school is the most effective and cost-efficient option you’ll find anywhere.
Located in the Pacific Northwest where the Columbia and Willamette Rivers meet, Portland, Oregon is renowned for its outdoor beauty as well as its culture. Famous for its coffee, microbreweries, art, literature and music, Portland has been the stomping grounds for authors such as Beverly Cleary, Donald Miller and Ursula K. Le Guin, filmmaker Gus Van Sant, and indie rock acts The Decemberists, The Dandy Warhols, the late Elliott Smith, and The Shins, among others.
With a population of over half a million people (and anchoring a greater metro of over 2.2 million), Portland is ranked as the nation’s 23rd largest radio market, according to Arbitron. Numerous high-powered radio stations blanket the area, competing for market share with formats ranging from Classic Rock to Country, from Alternative to Adult Contemporary, and from News/Talk to Sports. If you want to launch a career as a radio DJ, talk show host, station manager, programming director or related radio career, you won’t find many more real-world learning opportunities than in Portland–and the RADIO CONNECTION helps you connect to these opportunities in ways other radio schools can’t.
What is our secret? We bypass the classroom setting completely, putting you in the heart of the action from day one. Through our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, we place you in a real Portland radio facility as a working apprentice (extern), pairing you with a seasoned radio professional for one-on-one, hands-on training. Every lesson is conducted on-the-job, giving you the chance to gain real work experience while making important industry connections, and thereby giving you a solid advantage in the job market. Enroll in our Portland radio school today, and you’ll discover why over 70 percent of our graduates go on to successful careers in broadcasting.