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Recording Connection
Recording Connection
Thank you for applying to the Radio Connection apprenticeship program. We are very proud of our school and look forward to proving ourselves to you and your hardworking family. We know that you have choices and we understand that we must earn your trust.
The Radio Connection is like no other broadcasting school. Here’s our approach:
We have spent the last 30 years redefining education in the arts. And that's the reason we are backed by the legends that host the shows you listen to. Please read everything below and share with your family and friends. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. We are very serious about working hard for you and breaking you into your dream career.
James Petula, CEO and Brian Kraft, COO


James Petulla, CEO
Brian Kraft, COO


The program has recently been featured on Larry King Now! and Dr. Drew's Lifechangers and is endorsed by some of the biggest names in Entertainment and Media.

Watch us on Dr. Drew’s
TV program Lifechangers

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Watch us on Grammy Award winner
Dave Pensado's hit show Pensado's Place

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Legendary broadcaster Larry King of CNN and other esteemed networks, invited us on to his show to talk about what we do at the Recording, Radio, Film, and Culinary Connection! In the interview, Mr. King gives us his full endorsement. Why? Because Larry King knows that this is a smart way to break into a career in audio, radio, culinary or film..... That's why.

Watch us on Larry King here:

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Our tuition is intentionally kept low to help your family afford our program.

With us you learn from a structured course as an apprentice in a real place of business.
This puts you in the right place to get hired.

Check out our Radio/Broadcast curriculum here!

Film IconRecording, Radio, Film, & Culinary Connection partners with legendary film composer Hans ZimmerRead more...

Hans Zimmer

Mic Icon Grammy nominated Hip Hop star, Warren G. enrolls in our Apprenticeship Program!

Warren G.

Partnership Icon Russell Simmons sends one of his kids to RRFC to get him trained in audio! Read more...

Russell Simmons


Our Apprenticeship Programs put you right next to the professionals who can hire you.

“I met with my mentor yesterday afternoon, and he's a very cool cat. The great thing is I've been listening to this guy for the last four years on the air in Austin and it's a real honor to be able to learn the ropes from a legend. I'm truly excited about this opportunity and know that if I do the job that I'm capable of doing that I will succeed beyond my wildest dreams.”
- David Kouri, Austin, Texas

F. Reid Shippen “Let the sheep go to SAE or Full Sail…I will break people into this business if they are good through your program. No other school can claim that.”
- F. Reid Shippen, nine-time Grammy Award-winning music mixer, engineer, producer


Ryan Hewitt “This is the program of the future. The old trade school model has been dead for years.”
- Ryan Hewitt, Audio Engineer, mixer, producer for Dixie Chicks, Phil Ramone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, blink-182 and more.


Hans Zimmer “The Radio Connection apprenticeship program is a very smart approach to breaking into the broadcast business. I endorse this school.”
- Hans Zimmer, Grammy Award-winning Composer for films including
The Dark Knight and The Lion King


Tim Palmer"One of the many reasons that I endorse The Recording Connection Audio Institute is because they put you inside a real recording studio to apprentice under a real producer. I am generally not a supporter of many of the 'traditional' audio schools because in my experience they don’t teach the things you really need, and they don’t connect you into the business. The Recording Connection does."
- Tim Palmer, producer for U2, The Cure, Pearl Jam

Rock IconRRFC gets one of its students a job with Aerosmith!!!  Read more...


Record Icon Recording Connection apprentice Chris Biggin becomes Chief Engineer!

Chris Biggin

Jobs Icon Thousands of students placed in real jobs by RRFC!  Read more here!

Real Job Placement
Here's what President Barack Obama has to say about apprenticeships:
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Check out this report on student debt:
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