TV and Radio Production Program at Iowa Central
TV and Radio Production
Career Options / TV and Radio Production

TV and Radio Production Program

Iowa Central's Radio Broadcasting Program provides thorough, hands-on training and experience for a career in the radio industry. From writing to announcing, sales to sports, digital audio production to programming, we'll teach you the skills you need in order to succeed in this highly competitive field.

Iowa Central's Broadcasting Program offers an intense and practical blend of classroom studies and hands-on experience. The two-year program includes a summer internship session. During the eight-week summer internship, students work at a professional radio station, gaining valuable experience and networking with industry professionals. During their time at Iowa Central, students may also take advantage of part-time opportunities at one of eight professional radio stations in Fort Dodge and the surrounding area. Upon completion of the program graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Graduates of our program learn how to prepare effective resumes and audition tapes. They gain valuable "real life" interviewing experience. And they can take advantage of our job placement service. Course credits are also transferable to four-year institutions for students wishing to continue their education at the university level.

KICB-FM (88.1 FM) is a fully-licensed, 240-watt radio station, broadcasting seven days a week from the Iowa Central campus. KICB is the only student-staffed, student-managed community college radio station in the state. The station has been on the air since 1971. KICB operates under the supervision of the department's professional teaching staff, all of whom have years of professional experience in the industry.

It is the goal of the Iowa Central Community College TV & Radio Production Program to train, graduate, and promote the highest quality broadcasters in the area.

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Potential Careers

  • Radio Announcer
  • News/Sports TV Anchor
  • Audio Producer
  • Sports Reporter
  • News Reporter
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Video Producer
  • Public Relations
  • Promotions Director
  • Copywriting
  • Camera Operator
  • Music Director
  • Television News/Sports Director
  • Sports Play by Play/Commentator

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Rusty McNeil
Program Coordinator and Instructor
Suzanna Newton

At Iowa Central the professors focus on the success of the students, and with small class sizes it makes interaction with the professors easier. You are not just some random number in a class at Iowa Central. The teachers are always available and can respond to any question you may have in a timely manner.

Dalton Baker
Elementary Education
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