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Broadcasting – Radio

Available as a two-year program

A career in radio can take you from coast to coast. Get hands-on professional training at two College radio stations, and prepare for a variety of exciting opportunities on the air and behind the scenes.

This program will be delivered in a blended format (remote and in-person) for Winter 2021.


  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Diploma

  • Start Date

    September entry

Find your career

Radio is a critical source of local news, sports, traffic, weather and community events. There are many opportunities for trained professionals who are willing to relocate:

  • Graduates find positions as announcers, producers, copywriters, sales and promotional personnel, sportscasters and radio web managers.
  • Recent Loyalist grads are working at radio stations across the country, at FLY FM Kingston, Jump! Ottawa, The Wolf Peterborough, CHFI and CHUM FM Toronto, JACK FM Calgary, KG Country Red Deer, Q104 Halifax, CJAD Montreal and Virgin Radio in Vancouver.

Our grads get great jobs

  • Morning Show Host/Program Director, Mix 97, Belleville
  • Imaging Producer/Music Director, 105.7 K-Rock, Kingston
  • Afternoon Host, QX104, Winnipeg
  • Promotions Coordinator, JUMP! 106.9 & Boom 99.7, Ottawa
  • Creative Director, New Country 94/Majic 100, Ottawa
  • Commercial Producer/Afternoon Host, Country 101.1, Ottawa
  • Director of National Promotions, Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.

Is it for you?

A wide range of people enjoy careers in radio. They may be described as people who:

  • Are artistic and creative
  • Enjoy being the centre of attention
  • Prefer to work out of the spotlight, as part of a team
  • Are curious and enjoy learning a little bit about everything

Experiential learning

From the first week of classes you’ll get hands-on experience in a live, on-air environment, preparing you for actual broadcast conditions in the industry. In 2014, the CRTC renewed the broadcast licence for CJLX-FM for the maximum seven-year term, until 2021.

  • First-year students operate Hot Hits, a radio station that streams online and is equipped with the latest automation system, production equipment and music scheduling software.
  • Towards the end of their first year, students are ready to run 91X FM (CJLX-FM 91.3), a licensed, full-power campus-community College radio station serving the local region.
  • Get experience in on-air performance, creative writing, audio production, sales, marketing, promotions, programming, and social media and web content development.
  • Hear from guest speakers representing commercial radio stations and the music industry.
  • Get valuable work experience during a four-week field placement anywhere in the country, with the potential to graduate into a job.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Professors bring decades of experience in radio broadcasting to the program.
  • Many continue to work in radio, bringing current industry knowledge to the classroom.
  • An expansive network of peer connections worldwide helps connect students with jobs.

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