Radio School for Hands-on Learners
BMG is a nationwide radio school for aspiring radio broadcasters that uses a mentor-apprentice model for learning. Every radio course is custom designed to target your individual goals and interests. Each course is also structured to accommodate your schedule and availability.
Because every student learns at a different pace than the next person, your training is one-on-one. Your class consists of you – the apprentice – and a nearby working broadcaster, who serves as your mentor-instructor.
How it works:
Training Location Selection
- You submit 4-5 radio stations in your area in which you would like to train.
- Choose between our six month, nine month, or virtual radio training programs.
- Let BMG know the days and times you’re available to meet with your mentor. Most BMG apprentices will meet with their mentor 1-2 times weekly, schedule permitting.
- BMG will then schedule an interview for you with an experienced broadcaster from one of the nearby station preferences that you previously submitted.
- If accepted for training after your interview, this broadcaster is who will be your mentor-instructor.
How Training Works
Because every BMG apprentice has a unique schedule with varying degrees of availability, your meeting days and times are determined by you. We suggest that each apprentice set aside at least 10 hours per week for show hosting, studying your training materials, and meeting with your mentor.
Your typical training week goes like this:
- You’ll read and watch training materials at your convenience, and complete short vocal-oriented assignments.
- Information learned from completed assignments will immediately be applied to the weekly radio show you host.
- During your meetings with your mentor, they will discuss your assignments and critique your radio show. They will also offer you pointers to practice.
- Upon successful completion of your training sessions and other assignments, you’ll receive a broadcasting certificate for the equivalent of 240 hours of radio training, along with references and industry contacts.
Why Your Training Works
BMG’s radio school is like an intensive radio course you would take in college, with the following few notable exceptions.
- The radio course you take in college would have you meet with your professor in a classroom setting. Through BMG’s radio school, your “professor” is a working broadcaster who knows every aspect of radio.
- While a college radio course and BMG’s radio school both provide you with several types of training materials, books, and tutorials to supplement your mentor’s instruction, all BMG apprentices host their own radio show during training.
- You’ll benefit by having a professional broadcaster assist you in developing, and refining, your own radio show during training. This serves to quickly grow your skills and shorten your learning curve.
- Real world training. When hosting your own radio show, you’re developing the real-world skills required to be hired.
- Real world networking. By training with someone from a local radio station, you’re developing a network of influential industry contacts. These same contacts have the ability to recommend you for hire, or to offer you employment themselves.
Job Placement Assistance
Every BMG radio school graduate who successfully completes their radio course receives a certificate of completion. In addition, we offer lifetime job placement assistance for graduates of our six month Ultra-Insider training program. This is not a guarantee of a job, however, as federal law prohibits all schools from guaranteeing employment for their graduates.
Your chances of being offered employment or being recommended by your mentor for hire are directly related to your training efforts. If you’re punctual, prepared, are passionate about radio, and get along well with others, your chances of landing employment will exponentially increase.
Click the radio course below that interests you most, and learn more about the customized training program that BMG’s radio school has waiting for you.