One of the best things about going to a community- and private college is that, schools often give students enough independence so they can discover and develop their talents. If it has always been a passion of yours to dabble in broadcasting and communications, perhaps, it is time to start a school-based radio station with a group of like-minded people.
You need approval from school administration, though, if you want to pursue this plan. Setting up a school-based radio station has its perks and benefits but you must convince your school administrators of these benefits so they will support your idea.
So, what’s in it for you and for your school?
Back in the 1970’s through the 90’s, setting up a local radio station was the “in” thing. The Internet did not exist back then and although computers became more advanced in the later years, not a lot of students were as wired to the web as they are now. People relied heavily on news and music coming from the radio.
Not much has changed with the importance of radio stations in schools. If your college has one you can deliver all the recent school news to students faster than newspapers can as well as some great music.
But, isn’t radio broadcasting obsolete?
Over the years, radio broadcasting has evolved into a web-based form commonly referred to as podcasting. You can take all your broadcasts online, making it more accessible to students and listeners beyond the school walls.
Take a look at this article from Ask.com for more specifics about how to set this up.
Delivering the latest news to students isn’t the only reason why setting up a local radio station is a good idea. If your university has at least 2,500 consistent listeners, you could pitch an advertisement campaign to local businesses. This is also a good way to provide for your radio station’s upkeep.
For this plan to succeed, you must have the full-support of your school administrators or your fellow classmates. Why not try to start something great for your school campus that could last for years to come? Or, if you school already has an established radio station look for ways to get involved.