Subjects covered during Radio 1 Broadcast education:Students learning all about professional radio from Director Joe

  • Intro to radio business
  • Announcing & voice techniques
  • Radio formats and format clocks
  • Weather
  • Talk topics
  • Show prep
  • News reading & writing
  • Commercial copywriting
  • Live ads & broadcasts
  • On-air features
  • Radio promotions
  • Phonetics & diacritics
  • Satellite automation
  • Music scheduling & research
  • Radio sales
  • FCC rules
  • Websites
  • Resume writing

Subjects covered during the studio instruction:

  • Multi-track recording
  • Adobe Audition
  • Wide Orbit & Digilink Automation
  • Voice-tracking
  • Audition/demo CD production
  • Job interviews
  • Job searches & applications
  • Radio station visits
  • Live air shifts
  • Voice tracked (pre-recorded) air shirts
  • Voiceovers & production
  • Also radio station tours (in Madison or Minneapolis) and morning show visits!


Payment Options

Radio1 Broadcast School’s tuition is by far the lowest in the nation: $6,900. We want a quality broadcast education to be affordable for everyone. We have not increased our tuition in over 14 years!

Most of our students pay tuition one of two ways: with a bank loan or with a credit card.

Bank loan

Work with your local financial institution, with whom you already have a relationship. You may be able to obtain a consumer loan to cover the tuition cost. If your loan officer needs anything from us, please have them call Radio 1 at 1-800-889-2221.

Credit Card

We accept VISA and MasterCard cards for payment of part or all of the tuition cost. Take advantage of zero or low interest card offers and balance transfer deals. You can shop, compare, and apply for cards on

VA/GI Bill Benefits

If you are a past active duty member, or are on the GI Bill program, you may be eligible for a tuition benefit to attend Radio1 Broadcast School. If eligible, full tuition may be paid with your benefits! Processing of your application for benefits may take from 6-12 weeks — plan ahead so your benefits are ready to go when you are! Forward Radio 1 a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (#221990) once you receive it so that we can process your enrollment.

Please call the VA Education phone number, 1-888-442-4551, to find out what your current status of eligibility is and what tuition benefits may be available to you. You can also check out the VA Education website:


We’re now offering a special to students when they attend Radio 1 during the same session with a friend. Each of the friends will receive a $250 tuition discount when they mention Attend-With-A-Friend when they apply.