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If you want to go to school to break into radio in the Tampa radio market, the RADIO CONNECTION can get you into the heart of the action where other radio schools can’t. We get you in the door of a real gets you in the door of an actual Tampa radio broadcasting studio, working as a radio student extern as you learn the ins and outs of radio broadcasting from a seasoned professional on-the-job. In the Tampa Bay Area, there is no better way to launch a radio career than to extern in a Tampa area recording studio. We’re the school that makes it happen.

Why pay 10-50 thousand dollars or more to study radio broadcasting in an isolated college or trade school classroom when we can put you in a real radio station as an extern for a fraction of the cost? Get on the inside track, and get connected to the industry by learning the ropes from within. Our radio school alternative is the smartest and most cost-effective training program you’ll find anywhere.

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Located along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Tampa is home to around 350,000 people, but the surrounding Tampa Bay metropolitan area (including St. Petersburg, Clearwater and other communities) boasts a combined population of over 2.5 million people. A popular tourist area valued for its mild weather and proximity to the Gulf, Tampa is known as a great “outdoor” city. Home to a vibrant music and nightlife scene, as well as several major sports teams (including the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers), there is plenty to do in this area.

In keeping with this, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area is ranked by Arbitron as the 18th largest radio market in America, with over 70 radio stations competing for market share in the area. Whether you dream of a career on the air as a talk show host, DJ or sportscaster–or whether you plan to work behind the scenes as a technician or programming director–Tampa holds plenty of real-world learning opportunities. And unlike other radio schools that teach their students in isolated classrooms and simulated studios, the RADIO CONNECTION can actually help you make the most of these real-world opportunities by placing you as an extern in a real radio station.

Forget about the classroom setting–you won’t find it in our program. Instead, all of your training will be on-the-job as an extern, learning one-on-one from a radio professional with years of real-world experience. This not only gives you a level of work experience you could never get in a classroom, but it also gives you the chance to make valuable connections that can lead to future jobs. In fact, over 70 percent of our graduates go on to successful careers in the industry, and many get hired by the very studios where they were trained! Why wait? Enroll in our Tampa radio school today, and let us get you started on the path to your dreams.

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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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