The Radio Connection


For over 30 years The Recording Radio and Film Connection has been utilizing the mentor-apprentice (extern) training approach to help our students launch careers in broadcasting, recording and film. During that time, we’ve made a lot of connections, and we’ve helped our students make a lot of connections. And as you already know, connections are KEY to breaking into these industries.

We pride ourselves on offering a extraordinary educational experience: the chance to learn one-on-one from a working industry professional. Our unique mixture of mentor/apprentice education and real world learning has helped many people find the career of their dreams.

Radio Connection has a reputation for having the best alternative to traditional radio school, music production and film making schools in the entertainment media industry. We are a unique radio broadcasting school, students learn from successful mentors in real world situations including active radio broadcast stations, voice over sessions, working with real on-air djs and talk show hosts at actual on air radio stations. This is opposed to simulated classrooms where the pressures of real deadlines and client interaction are non-existent. Applicants are screened and then re-screened by the mentors. Radio Connection’s programs can be completed in approximately half the time of degrees obtained from traditional schools. No experience is required and students can start any time, Classes can be part time during night or weekend sessions and can be around a current job.


Job placement statistics represent the percentage of students who graduated between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014 and found work related to their studies within six months of their graduation.

The very nature of the on-the-job training process requires that students are selected based on employment standards, instead of school admissions standards. In short, we’re looking for people who can become excellent, reliable employees. No previous experience is required. What is important is the same thing any employer looks for: attitude, motivation, dedication, and punctuality.

There is no age limit for our program. The youngest was 14, and the oldest 72. A great number are baby boomers who finally got the courage to do what they wanted to do, all their lives.

But acceptance is by invitation only and will be decided after you interview at a major Radio Station by a major radio professional in your area.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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6 Month one-on-one Broadcasting Course inside a real radio station or media company

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 6 months Open Enrollment USA Los Angeles + 1 more

With our unique program, you do not spend one single day in a classroom! The radio station or media company is your “classroom”, and a real radio professional is your teacher and mentor. You will be the only student in the class! [+]

WE TRAIN YOU AS AN APPRENTICE (EXTERN) INSIDE A REAL RADIO STATION OR MEDIA COMPANY! When you are accepted into our program, you will apprentice (extern) inside a real radio station, TV station or other media outlet in the location where you live (or another locale, if you so choose). You receive private, one-on-one instruction from a vastly experienced broadcast professional. This person is actually making a living in broadcasting. You will follow our structured course curriculum. You will receive homework. You will receive plenty of hands-on training in the studio. With our unique program, you do not spend one single day in a classroom! The radio station or media company is your “classroom”, and a real radio professional is your teacher and mentor. You will be the only student in the class! At the Radio Connection, you will be gaining a lot more experience than just how to work at a radio station. When you train one-on-one with a broadcasting professional, you'll learn communications skills that can transfer you into many different realms of broadcasting, from radio to television, and even the growing field of Internet streaming and YouTube hosting. Our comprehensive curriculum covers everything you need to become a 21st-century broadcasting professional. It's also why our curriculum is flexible to fit your goals and interests, whether you want to be a radio DJ, voiceover talent, news anchor, sportscaster, or even host your own Internet show! The best thing about the Radio Connection curriculum is that you never have to go it alone. Your mentor will be there to support you every step of the way. You'll gain knowledge one-on-one from a highly experienced broadcasting professional, and all your learning will take place on-the-job in a real broadcasting facility. You will learn at your own speed, and you can ask your mentor countless questions! WHAT IS THE CURRICULUM LIKE? Our Radio Connection program is 6 months long, with an intensive mixture of homework, practice, and assisting your mentor on-the-job. Here's just a taste of what you'll learn: 1. History of broadcasting 2. FCC rules and regulations 3. Breathing and voice exercises 4. Speech training 5. Copy and commercial writing 6. News broadcasting 7. Sports announcing 8. Public service announcements 9. Disc jockey announcing 10. Preparing your resume 11. Preparing your audition recording 12. Television broadcasting 13. YouTube hosting 14. …and much more! MENTORSHIP Larry King recently told the world on camera the following: "To break into radio or broadcasting you need to be inside the door of a real radio station or media company." At the Radio Connection, all of our students learn inside a real radio station or media company from a professional. Students are mentored individually and experience the business and creative of broadcasting from the professionals. CONNECTIONS Connections are the key to having a career in this industry. Connections are what make the world go round. Connections are what get you hired or what gets you your own show. LOCATIONS We are located everywhere in nearly every city in the United States and we will place you as an apprentice (extern) in a radio station or media company that suits your career goals. You must already have the right to live and work in the United States. This course does not qualify for a international student VISA. International Students need not apply. HOSTING Would you like to make top money as a YouTube host? Or is TV your ultimate goal? Or maybe you're just dying to be the next radio sensation like Stern, Seacrest, or Limbaugh? Let us show you how to enhance your skills and monetize your passion. WHAT DOES IT COST, AND WHAT DO I GET FOR THE MONEY? The cost of our 6-month apprenticeship (externship) course is $8800 if paid in full, $9800 total if you select one of our financing options. There are absolutely no hidden fees or surprise costs; everything you need in order to graduate is included in this one fee, including: Our structured course curriculum , One-on-one instruction with a mentor, a broadcasting pro who specializes in your area of interest, All books and materials are included, Unlimited free tutoring, Your own web page , Training in marketing yourself through social media, Up to 12 months of job placement assistance upon graduation. [-]