Humber’s Broadcasting - Radio diploma program is designed to prepare you for the performative, creative, technical and business aspects of the radio and audio world. You will learn about radio station operations, broadcast and production equipment, and the fundamentals of gathering, writing, producing, and delivering content for all genres of radio and podcasting. You will also gain in-demand skills in station management, sales, marketing, news, programming and market research.
Your studies will combine practical and theoretical aspects of radio broadcasting including effective speaking skills that can be applied to announcing, and news and sports delivery. You will also be trained in writing and producing for radio using industry software and audio equipment - to fully prepare you for a variety of careers in radio.
Students in our program contribute to 96.9 FM Radio Humber, our fully licensed campus and community radio station, regulated by the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Our signal transmits in the GTA and our station can be heard world-wide via radio.humber.ca. Your radio broadcasting education will include the opportunity to contribute to Radio Humber by creating original content in our digital studios and bringing it to life for our listeners.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Students will participate in a mandatory work placement during the last semester of study. Our placement partners include 680 News, Global News Radio 640 Toronto, KiSS 92.5, Rogers Sportsnet 590 The FAN, 102.1 The Edge, Indie 88, Z103.5 FM, Newstalk 1010, and CBC Radio, among others.
Broadcasting - Radio professors are broadcasting and podcasting media professionals with substantial experience. They are award-winning producers, writers, marketers and salespeople who bring real-world currency to the program. Professors include program co-ordinator Neil Mathur, who has worked on the content side of radio at stations such as Toronto’s CHUM, EZ Rock, and Classical 96.3 FM; Sheila Walsh, who is active in Toronto’s voiceover industry and is heard on local stations such as CFRB; and Paul Cross, a noted newsperson who has worked at CHUM, Canadian Press, and now at CFRB.
Turn up the volume on your future with a radio broadcasting education from Humber.
Radio and podcasting are thriving fields with hundreds of radio stations across Ontario and thousands more across Canada, the U.S., and the digital and satellite space. With your diploma, you’ll have what it takes to succeed on air and behind the scenes. Our graduates work as music and talk show hosts, news and sports anchors and reporters, podcasters, audio and content producers, sales and marketing representatives, and music and program directors at stations across Canada including prominent Toronto stations such as KiSS 92.5, CHUM 104.5, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Indie 88.1, 102.1 the Edge, Newstalk 1010, 680News and CBC Radio.
Follow in the footsteps of media personality George Stroumboulopoulos and hundreds of other Humber radio alumni who are household names in their communities and across Canada.
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Tue, December 03, 2019 | TBD to Fri, December 06, 2019 | TBD
Success Story: Dan McCarthy
Tue, November 26, 2019
Dan McCarthy graduated from Humber's Community Music program in 2001. He recently moved back to Toronto from New York City and
his first project after arrival involved making a recording with his former Humber instructors.
Dan told us more about the CD and what he learned at Humber.
I recently released a new CD called City Abstract, featuring teachers from my Humber days: Ted Quinlan, Pat Collins, and Ted Warren. I had been living in NYC for the last 15 years and just moved back this spring, and this was the first project that I wanted to do. All three musicians had a huge impact on me when I was studying at Humber in the late 90’s, and it was an honour to be able to do a record with them.
I released a record in March of 2019 that features Steve Swallow on bass, Ben Monder on guitar, and Mark Feldman on violin. It was an absolute thrill to get to record with these legends, especially Steve Swallow, who played bass on all of my favourite Gary Burton records from the 1970s. So incredible!
I also did a trio recording with Thomas Morgan on bass and Rudy Royston on drums; that should be released in 2020. I'm very excited about this record too.
For me, it was huge to get to study with people that were actually out there playing on a regular basis. It really has a huge impact on young players, getting to learn from masters already out on the scene playing and doing their own thing.
Follow Dan on social media at @DanMcCarthy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. (Photo credit: John Rogers)
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Tue, January 14, 2020 to Wed, January 15, 2020
Join us on January 14th or 15th and speak with our professors and students. Find out which of these Humber programs is right for you.
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Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists
Thu, June 13, 2019
96.9 Radio Humber teamed up with the Broadcast Television/Videography Program to bring Canadian artists on campus for an interview and performance.
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