Welcome to the introductory course in the GBN Broadcasting department.
This one semester course is designed to acquaint you with the basics
of radio and television production. We will concentrate on radio
production the first half of the semester and television production
I will ask you to think about media in ways that may be unfamiliar
to you. You will be involved in both the performance and technical
aspects of producing radio and television programs. We will also
spend time investigating the effect that media has on our lives
and how we view the world around us.
You will need the following supplies:
Pen or pencil
One blank audiocassette tape
Some assignments will be individually written and some will involve
group participation. All assignments involve groups of students
in their presentation. It is therefore essential that you participate
in class, be willing to work with others, share your opinions, and
listen to others. Assignment content must be suitable for classroom
Assignments will range in point value. Your semester grade is based
on the total number of points you earn in the semester. I understand
that many students have never been involved in these types of assignments.
Therefore, as you become familiar with them their point value increases.
The course final is worth 20% of your semester grade.
Due to the nature of the course assignments it is essential that
you come fully prepared to class. Assignments must be turned in
on time. You will receive on-time points for assignments turned
in on the due date only. You will receive additional points for
the quality of the written work, the oral presentation of the material,
and the technical aspects involved in the production. You are responsible
for handing in missed work due to absences. It is your responsibility
to see the instructor regarding assignments given during absences.
All assignments are due upon your return unless we have made other
No food, drink, gum, or candy is allowed in the classroom or studio
areas at any time.
Sit in the desks and chairs properly.
Class starts when the bell rings. You must be in your seat by the
time the bell finishes ringing. Remain in your seat until the bell
Only the classroom is open before class starts. The studios and
control rooms are to be entered only with the permission of the
instructor. All radio station records and music CD's are off limits.
It is your responsibility to contact your instructor if you are
experiencing difficulties. Either Ms. Holecek or Mr. Rubin can
answer any questions you may have regarding assignments.
Class Act behavior is expected in this class. You are expected to
respect your fellow students and instructor. Appropriate use of
language is always expected. Insubordination to the instructor or
substitute teacher, vandalism or misuse of the broadcasting area
or equipment, leaving the room without permission, any physical
or verbal fighting, and consuming any food or drink in the broadcasting
area will result in an automatic referral.