TCM-189: WHFR Staff Training

Liberal Arts
Communication & Media
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
WHFR Staff Training
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
As there is computer use in this class, some knowledge of basic computer operations is highly recommended.
Catalog Course Description

Provides an orientation to the non-commercial, educational radio station licensed to the college. Covers essential station rules and procedures, operation of equipment, and basic performance skills. Course is open to all students but is required of those who wish to join the staff and assist in the operation of WHFR.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. WHFR facts and management structure
  2. WHFR rules and regulations
  3. WHFR studio equipment and utilization
  4. Public service and promotional announcements
  5. FCC rules and regulations
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Identify and describe in detail WHFR facts, WHFR management structure, WHFR rules and regulations, as well as FCC rules and regulations.
  • Operate the key studio recording equipment in a basic way.
  • Write an effective public service and promotional announcement.
  • Orally interpret and debate the ethical implications of FCC radio broadcast rules and regulation and potential misuse of the WHFR airwaves.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Final exam over facts, management, and WHFR and FCC rules and regulations.
  • Recording of a 30-minute DJ show.
  • Writing a 30-second PSA and Promo scripts.
  • Reviewing new music.
  • Mentoring with a current DJ.
  • Performing a voice check.
  • Filling in a studio floorplan.
  • Critiquing one hour of WHFR programming.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement
Effective Term
Fall 2023