Radio Minor at SUNY Plattsburgh

Students who are interested in radio broadcasting as a complement to their field of study can enroll in the radio minor. You get to explore both the on-air and pre-production aspects of radio. Classroom knowledge is supplemented with hands-on experiences available on both WARP Radio and at WQKE FM. These opportunities will develop your on-air expertise producing music, news, sports, or talk shows.

Through demographic research, you will gain an awareness of audience needs and a greater appreciation of the civic responsibilities associated with radio broadcasting. As well, you will learn digital audio editing techniques that can be applied to other fields of study in the form of podcasting. (This minor is available to non-communication majors only.)

Radio Minor (18 Credits)

Course Requirements

Minor Code: 1026
Coordinator: T. Clukey

A. Core Courses: 12 Credits
  1. 1. CMM 101 Intro to Public Speaking (3 cr.)
  2. 2. CMM 209 Broadcast Announcing Practicum (1 cr.)
  3. 3. CMM 210 Radio Announcing Practicum (1 cr.)
  4. 4. Select one course:
    • CMM 232 Basic Audio Production (3 cr.)
    • JOU 240 A/V Prod. For PR/Journalism (3 cr.)
  5. 5. CMM 428 Advanced Radio Production (4 cr.)
B. Electives (select any two): 6 Credits
  • CMM 118 Mass Media & Society (3 cr.)
  • CMM 288 Fundamentals of Electronic Media (3 cr.)
  • CMM 304 Business & Professional Speaking (3 cr.)
  • PRE 311 Public Relations Principles (3 cr.)
  • CMM 322 Mass Media Propaganda, 1900-1945 (3 cr.)
  • CMM 323 Mass Media Propaganda, 1945-Present (3 cr.)
  • CMM 348 Journalism & Media Ethics (3 cr.)
  • JOU 204 U.S. Press History (3 cr.)
  • JOU 210 Media & Democracy (3 cr.)
  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation (3 cr.)
  • MUS 111 World Music (3 cr.)
  • MUS 112 Jazz History (3 cr.)
  • MUS 114 American Pop: North & South (3 cr.)
  • MUS 233 Voice Class (3 cr.)
  • THE 106 Intro to Acting (3 cr.)
Total Credits: 18

View communication studies course descriptions.

Contact Information

For more information about the radio minor at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Timothy Clukey, Coordinator
Office: Yokum 136E
Phone: (518) 564-4290
Email: Timothy.Clukey@plattsburgh.edu