The Radio Program proudly boasts about many alumni, who prove the Program’s success daily in the Los Angeles/Orange County market (the second largest in the United States). Alumni includes: Michelle Kube and Mike Nolan, KFI producers; Casey Bartholemew, nationally syndicated talk show host and Program Director at 92-5 Fox News in Fort Myers, Florida; Vera Jimenez, TV Weather Reporter; Bill Thomas, TV helicopter reporter; and Christina Kelley, from K-Earth. There are many student alumni you hear and see on the California airwaves.
The program offers three associate degrees and three certificates in Radio & Television/Video Production, Radio Broadcasting, Radio Broadcast News and Radio Production, all of which prepare students for entry level employment in Internet, radio broadcasting, audio production in the film and television industries, news agencies and independent audio production studio work.
- Radio Broadcasting: Associate in Art, Certificate
- Radio Broadcasting News: Associate in Art, Certificate
- Radio Production: Associate in Art
- Radio & Television/Video Production: Certificate
- Media writers
SALARY RANGE: $22,410–$208,000 per year
JOB OUTLOOK: Overall employment of broadcast and sound engineering technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of audio and visual equipment technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. More audio and video technicians should be needed to set up new equipment or upgrade and maintain old, complex systems for a variety of organizations. Employment of sound engineering technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The television and motion picture industry will continue to need technicians to improve the sound quality of shows and movies. More organizations are increasing their audio and video budgets so they can use video conferencing to reduce travel costs and communicate worldwide.
Peg Stewart Berger, M.B.A.
Radio and Program Director–KBPK