Who are some of your favorite TV news people, radio disk jockeys, hosts or emcees? What do they likely have in common? Besides being extremely rich and famous, these on-air personalities all started their broadcasting careers as unknown announcers at local radio and television stations. Discover more about telecommunications and broadcasting including career overview, job outlook, career tracks and more at the Bureau of Labor and Statistics website.

Announcers, producers, directors and everyone else behind the scenes must work together to tailor a station's programming to attract the largest possible audience. This in turn, attracts advertising revenue or, in the case of nonprofit stations such as CTC's KNCT-TV and KNCT-FM, public funding and support. In smaller markets, stations may also be responsible for producing ads.

The images below depict some of the many varied telecommunications roles that help to bring it all together successfully.

 
Nonlinear Editing Video Tape Editor Radio Broadcasting
Nonlinear editing Videotape editor Radio broadcasting
     
TV Control Room Student Directing TV Camera Operation
TV control room Student directing Camera operation


 

Activities