Program overview

Captivate audiences and make an impact on audio media platforms of the future with Rider’s B.A. in Radio and Podcasting. As a student in the Department of Communication, Journalism, and Media, you’ll study the secrets behind creating a dynamic studio production for radio and podcast in small, hands-on classes in Rider’s state of the art digital radio studio and the new broadcasting facilities, home of the campus radio station.

Beginning your first year, you’ll gain valuable experience and become proficient in every stage of the production process through opportunities to produce and direct radio and podcast programs and work in Rider’s state of the art broadcast studios with our Marconi Award-nominated, professional, and student-staffed radio station, 107.7 The Bronc

Industry outlook

*Source: Nielsen

32%

of Americans listen to podcasts at least once a month

100k

increase in weekly radio audience since 2012*

2M

active podcasts in 2021

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107.7 The Bronc broadcast studios

Program requirements

As a student in the radio and podcasting program, you’ll develop a rich background in radio broadcasting, podcasting and other forms of media through theory-based and hands-on coursework in audio production, writing, media fundamentals and more.

Your future in media

As a graduate of our program, you’ll be prepared to reinvent radio broadcasting of the future, while learning the dynamic field of podcasting. You’ll be equipped with the skills and technical knowledge necessary to find success in radio broadcasting, podcasting and/or related media fields.

Common careers:

  • Audio or Radio/TV producer
  • Engineer
  • Content manager
  • Podcaster
  • Radio personality or host
  • Radio station director or manager
  • Writer/editor

Digital Broadcast Studios

Rider’s state-of-the-art digital broadcast studio, the home of 107.7 The Bronc, provides you access to a multifaceted education and robust, engaged learning opportunities without leaving campus. This comprehensive media environment has consolidated student production and editing facilities for radio, podcasting, journalism, graphic design, public relations and game design.

Bringing the studios together creates a collaborative space for students to exercise their skills on the same tools used by professionals and become well-versed in the fast-changing broadcast industry.

"Rider has built a state-of-the-art facility with best-in-show technology. Thanks to this and total student ownership of every aspect of the operation, The Bronc is providing students valuable experience resembling modern commercial audio distribution."
— Brian Butler, Implementation Specialist, WideOrbit

Engaged Learning

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Female student in the radio lab

Join the 107.7 The Bronc team

Hone your broadcasting, podcasting, engineering, management skills, and event planning while learning about the current field of radio and podcasting. Connect with like-minded students as a member of the 107.7 The Bronc team. This amazing opportunity not only allows you to gain valuable experience in radio and podcasting but also introduces you to related skills including marketing, branding, event planning and advertising through the various station-supported contests and events held annually.

Internships & Co-ops

Rider's Department of Communication, Journalism, and Media offers one of the most extensive communication internship programs anywhere. Because Rider is located in a media-rich corridor densely populated with communication outlets as well as major corporations and nonprofit organizations. opportunities usually outnumber available students. 

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Jake Tuff
I’m amazed when I look back at all the hands-on experience, radio shows and internships I had. Rider gave me the freedom to experiment, to explore and to learn.
Jake Tuff '15
Producer, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show
Read his story

Financial aid resources

Learn more about financial aid, tuition and the various options we offer to make your college education affordable.

Contact

Radio (B.A.)

Nancy Wiencek

Associate Professor of Communication and Department Chair

Fine Arts Building

nwiencek [at] rider.edu

(609) 895-5420

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