If you’ve ever dreamed of a working in radio or television, consider majoring in broadcast/electronic media at USU. Students develop writing skills for radio and TV scripts as well as learn how to use electronic media equipment for distributing content over the airwaves and the internet. Students can get hands-on experience by getting involved with Utah Public Radio, Aggie radio, or A-TV News.
The department maintains studios and labs designed to train students in various communications skills including the multimedia computer newsroom, a video preproduction studio and full TV studio, and a photographic darkroom.
Students receive instruction both in traditional communications basics such as writing, information-gathering and reporting, video production and in new technologies of on-line information gathering and in critical skills of media literacy.
Ways to Get Involved
The full-time radio station is ran entirely by students with an open format allowing each student DJ to choose which genre to play. In partnership with Utah Public Radio the station provides Cache Valley with radio on the third HD channel of 89.5 and 91.5 or streaming from http://radio.usu.edu
A-TV News is Utah State's school news station and run entirely by students majoring in broadcast journalism. The first show aired on July 5, 1988 and has since produced more than 2,000 shows since.
Utah Public Radio is a service of USU, broadcasting a mix of information, public affairs, and fine arts programming 24 hours a day to listeners across Utah and in Southern Idaho.