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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Radio Broadcasting Technician 2
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will identify and explain the historical impact of technology and programming has on radio broadcasting.

Standard 1
Identify and explain the historical impact of technology on radio broadcasting.

  1. HD Radio
  2. Satellite Radio
  3. Portable Music Devices
  4. 10 second Delay of 2003
  5. Streaming Internet Radio
  6. BMI

Standard 2
Identify and explain the impact of radio programming has had on radio broadcasting.

  1. War of the Worlds
  2. Howard Stern
  3. ASCAP
  4. Television’s Influence on Radio

Strand 2
Students will understand and demonstrate pre-production skills.

Standard 1
Identify and demonstrate audio editing software.

Standard 2
Identify and explain the role promotions have in broadcasting.

Standard 3
Identify and demonstrate imaging.

Standard 4
Identify and demonstrate tags.

Standard 5
Identify and demonstrate bumpers.

Standard 6
Identify and demonstrate segways.


Strand 3
Students will understand and demonstrate basic live production skills.

Standard 1
Identify and demonstrate live/cold reads.

Standard 2
Identify and demonstrate requests.

Standard 3
Identify and demonstrate developing on‐air personality.

Standard 4
Identify and demonstrate play‐by‐play commenting.

Standard 5
Identify and demonstrate color commenting.

Standard 6
Identify and demonstrate sideline reporting.

Standard 7
Identify and demonstrate broadcast commentary.

Standard 8
Identify and demonstrate broadcast editorial.

Standard 9
Identify and demonstrate broadcast special interest story.


Strand 4
Students will demonstrate knowledge of and identify key elements of post-production.

Standard 1
Identify and demonstrate public file.

Standard 2
Identify and demonstrate air check tape.

Standard 3
Identify and demonstrate demo tape.

Standard 4
Identify and demonstrate demographic ratings.


Strand 5
Students will demonstrate vocal skills.

Standard 1
Identify and demonstrate proper breathing.

Standard 2
Identify and demonstrate articulation.

Standard 3
Identify and demonstrate projection.

Standard 4
Identify and demonstrate proper elements of speech.


Strand 6
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the radio broadcasting equipment.

Standard 1
Identify and demonstrate mixing board.

Standard 2
Identify and demonstrate transmitter.

Standard 3
Identify and demonstrate microphones.

Standard 4
Identify and demonstrate computer.

Standard 5
Identify and demonstrate the use of the phone.


Strand 7
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern radio broadcasting.

Standard 1
Identify and demonstrate FCC.

Standard 2
Identify and demonstrate licensing.

Standard 3
Identify and demonstrate liability.

Standard 4
Identify and demonstrate copyright.

Standard 5
Identify and demonstrate music licensing.

Standard 6
Identify and demonstrate BMI.

Standard 7
Identify and demonstrate ASCAP.


Strand 8
Students will be able to understand and practice copyright laws, ethics and legal issues dealing with photography as identified in United States Code Title 17 Chapter 1 Section 101.

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Standard 1
Define copyright.

Standard 2
Other definitions

  1. Audiovisual works
  2. Computer program
  3. Copies
  4. Copyright owner
  5. Digital transmission
  6. Financial gain
  7. Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
  8. Work of visual art

Standard 3
Practice ethics and rules governing photojournalism (i.e. Editorial content must not be changed)

Standard 4
Practice correct usage of copyright laws (i.e. the right to reproduce, manipulate, distribute, plagiarize or exhibit another photographer’s work outside of fair use provisions)

  1. Time limitations
  2. Portion limitations
  3. Text material
  4. Illustrations and photographs
  5. Copying and distribution limitations

Standard 5
Demonstrate understanding of ethics related to social and legal issues in subject choice (i.e. model releases, image appropriateness, and cultural sensitivity).


Professional Development

Strand 9
Students will be able to understand and apply professional development skills in the workplace.

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Standard 1
Understand the need for professional development.

  1. Complete a personal inventory.
  2. Set and meet goals.
  3. Be self‐motivated.
  4. Know how to make decisions.
  5. Know how to manage time.
  6. Organize personal belongings and lab equipment.
  7. Learn to communicate verbally.
  8. Write effective communications.
  9. Establish a personal reading program.
  10. Develop effective work skills and attitudes.
  11. Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA.
    • State the SkillsUSA motto.
    • State the SkillsUSA creed.
    • Learn the SkillsUSA colors.
    • Describe the official SkillsUSA dress.
    • Describe the procedure for becoming a SkillsUSA officer.

Standard 2
Students will understand the need for leadership skills.

  1. Serve on a committee.
  2. Prepare an Agenda
  3. Assist in planning a meeting.
  4. Review basic parliamentary procedure.
    • Make a main motion.
  5. Participate in a school project.
  6. Attend a community meeting.
  7. Practice effective speaking.
  8. Present a three‐ to five‐minute talk.
  9. Implement a leadership project.
  10. Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA.
    • Describe the meaning of the SkillsUSA emblem.
    • State the SkillsUSA pledge.
    • Describe the duties of a SkillsUSA officer.

Standard 3
Students will understand the need for career planning.

  1. Define your future occupation.
  2. Survey employment opportunities.
  3. Report on a trade journal article.
  4. Explore opportunities for advanced training.
  5. Conduct a worker interview.
  6. Contact a professional association.
  7. Explore entrepreneurship opportunities.
  8. Give a talk about your career.
  9. Review career goals.

Standard 4
Students will understand the importance of employability and work habits.

  1. Develop a list of work standards to follow at school and on the job.
  2. Evaluate your personal ethics.
    • Evaluate your personal ethics against acceptable workplace ethics.
  3. Build a job search network.
  4. Find job leads.
  5. Write a resume.
  6. Create a job portfolio.
  7. Complete a job application.
  8. Write a business letter and memo.
  9. Participate in an actual or simulated job interview.


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