Com 291P is a practical course where students
learn by doing! The biggest class goal is to learn radio station
operations by obtaining actual on-air experience at the college station,
WVCP 88.5 FM. The student has the option of taking the course for
one, two, or three credit hours.
Students taking one credit hour will do a weekly live radio show,
sign the weekly staff notes, complete a couple short assignments, and
take five quizzes over the course of the semester.
Students taking two credit hours will add a weekly responsibility in
news. This usually entails being a news reader one day per week
for the noon newscast.
Students enrolled in three credit hours will add a weekly third
activity to the responsibilities listed above. The third activity
is a job that helps the station and usually takes about an hour to
Typical third activity jobs include finding and writing a news story
with a sound actuality, running the controls for a noon newscast,
voice-tracking a radio show, updating music charts, or doing sports