Broadcasting - Radio - 220

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
You’re on the air! Develop your writing and production skills

Enjoy Mohawk’s award winning radio station at 101.5 FM The Hawk (opens new window)!

Listen to Ignite Radio (opens new window) - Hamilton's #1 Top 40 internet radio station.

101.5 FM THE HAWK is a living lab for students in Mohawk's Radio Broadcasting and Journalism programs where students host morning shows and anchor newscasts on live radio, in addition to the station's regular programming. The Radio program also operates Ignite Radio, an internet based radio station. Listen live at 101.5 FM The Hawk (opens new window) and Ignite Radio (opens new window).

Radio Broadcasting Video

Program Highlights

  • Learn how to produce an internet radio show on Ignite Radio (opens new window)
  • Students will host, research and write for a live sports talk show on Hamilton-based TSN 1150. Internships at the station will also be available to top students, while TSN 1150 n-air personalities will mentor sports broadcasting students at the college
  • Explore production, promotion, announcing and sales for our campus radio station 101.5 FM The Hawk
  • Discover commercial writing, on-air performing and various new areas of the communications industry
  • Learn the business side of broadcasting
  • Specialize in news and sports presentation, program and music scheduling
  • New technology has resulted in greater opportunities for trained individuals with creative abilities and for those with a combination of creative and technical skills

Program Coordinator

Sam Cook
Program Coordinator, Broadcasting - Radio

Admission Requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Students will be required to pay a digital print fee
  • Broadcast – Radio is a high demand program. Applicants may be requested to provide additional information

Option are available for mature applicants.

Note: this is a Competitive Program

Apply by February 1st.

Read more about Competitive Programs.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Career Opportunities

Industries of Employment:

  • Radio Stations (on air personality, announcer, producer, creative writer, sales & promotion)
  • Voiceover Work
  • Record Labels
  • Sound Recording Industries
  • Advertising Agencies

Occupational Categories:

  • Sales/Marketing Representatives
  • Broadcast Equipment Operators for Digital Mixers, Editing and Transmission
  • Radio Programmers

Graduate Opportunities

For transfer opportunities, visit Pathways and Credit Transfer

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

  • Sam Cook
    Sam Cook
    Program Coordinator, Broadcasting - Radio
Fennell Campus
Sep 2017

Estimated first year tuition and fees

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