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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Radio Broadcasting 1
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will be able to identify and explain the impact of historical figures in radio.

Standard 1
Assist with basic minor surgery.

  1. Marconi
  2. Lee De Forest
  3. David Sarnoff
  4. Howard Armstrong
  5. Hymery Hertz
  6. James Maxwell

Standard 2
Know the differences in radio distribution.

  1. FM vs AM radio
  2. W vs K in call letters

Strand 2
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge pre-production skills.

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Standard 1
Identify and demonstrate script writing.

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Standard 2
Identify and explain Public service announcements (PSA).

Standard 3
Identify and demonstrate news writing.

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Standard 4
Identify and demonstrate commentary writing.

Standard 5
Identify and explain editorial writing.

Standard 6
Identify and explain commercials writing.

Standard 7
Identify and explain the role of sponsors.

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate knowledge pre-production skills.

  1. Identify and demonstrate script writing.
  2. Identify and explain Public Service Announcements (PSA).
  3. Identify and demonstrate news writing.
  4. Identify and demonstrate commentary writing.
  5. Identify and demonstrate editorial writing.
  6. Identify and demonstrate commercials writing.
  7. Identify and explain the role of sponsors.

Strand 3
Students will be able to demonstrate basic live production skills.

Standard 1
Explain what dead air is.

Standard 2
Create an on air personality.

Standard 3
Deliver a news broadcast.

Standard 4
Broadcast a PSA.

Standard 5
Establish an on air presence.

Performance Skill
Demonstrate basic live production skills.

  1. Explain what dead air is.
  2. Create on air personality.
  3. Deliver a news broadcast.
  4. Broadcast a PSA.
  5. Establish an on air presence.

Strand 4
Students will be able to identify vocal skills.

Standard 1
Demonstrate proper breathing techniques.

Standard 2
Demonstrate proper articulation in speaking.

Standard 3
Demonstrate proper projection.

Standard 4
Demonstrate proper on-air speech etiquette.

Performance Skill
Identify vocal skills.

  1. Demonstrate proper breathing techniques.
  2. Demonstrate proper articulation in speaking.
  3. Demonstrate proper projection.
  4. Demonstrate proper on-air speech etiquette.

Strand 5
Students will be able to identify basic radio broadcasting equipment.

Standard 1
Identify and demonstrate the use of the mixing board.

Standard 2
Identify and demonstrate the use of the transmitter.

Standard 3
Identify and demonstrate the use of the microphones.

Standard 4
Identify and demonstrate the use of the CPU.

Standard 5
Identify and demonstrate the use of the phone.

Performance Skill
Identify basic radio broadcasting equipment.

  1. Identify and demonstrate the use of the mixing board.
  2. Identify and demonstrate the use of the transmitter.
  3. Identify and demonstrate the use of the microphones.
  4. Identify and demonstrate the use of the CPU.
  5. Identify and demonstrate the use of the phone.

Strand 6
Students will be able to understand radio rules and regulations.

Standard 1
Know and identify rules and regulations outlined as community standards.

Standard 2
Identify the format being utilized at the station.

Standard 3
Identify the purpose of non-commercial stations.

Standard 4
Identify the purpose of commercial stations.

Standard 5
Know the principle of transmission gain.

Standard 6
Identify the role of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).

Performance Skill

  1. Understand radio rules and regulations.
  2. Know and identify rules and regulations outlined as community standards.
  3. Identify the format being utilized at the station.
  4. Identify the purpose of non-commercial stations.
  5. Identify the purpose of commercial stations.
  6. Know the principle of transmission gain.
  7. Identify the role of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).

Strand 7
Students will be able to understand and practice copyright laws, ethics and legal issues 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 radio (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 individual’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).


Strand 8
Students will understand the importance of career readiness skills as it relates to the workplace and outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework – Level 1.

Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate the attitude of cooperation.

  1. Develop awareness of cultural diversity and equality issues.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication with others.
  3. Apply team skills to a group project.
  4. Identify and apply conflict resolution skills.

Standard 2
Students will understand the need for leadership skills.

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  1. Discover self-motivation techniques and establish short-term goals.
  2. Measure/modify short-term goals.
  3. Review a professional journal and develop a three- to five-minute presentation.

Standard 3
Plan for your future career.

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  1. Complete a self-assessment and identify individual learning styles.
  2. Define future occupations.
  3. Identify the components of an employment portfolio.
  4. List proficiency in program competencies.
  5. Complete a survey for employment opportunities.
  6. Create a job application.
  7. Assemble your employment portfolio.
  8. Employability skills: evaluate program comprehension.

Standard 4
Understand and demonstrate the ability to manage a project.

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  1. Apply team skills to a group project.
  2. Observe and critique a meeting.
  3. Demonstrate business meeting skills.
  4. Explore supervisory and management roles in an organization.
  5. Identify and apply conflict resolution skills.
  6. Demonstrate evaluation skills.
  7. Manage a project and evaluate others.


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