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What will I learn?

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.

Find your career

Radio is a critical source of local news, sports, and 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 center 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.

Turn your diploma into a degree

Many universities across Canada and abroad will provide credit recognition for your diploma studies at Loyalist. The following is a list of agreements that are currently in place. There are many more options, and new agreements are added annually. Contact your university of choice to make individual arrangements.

Algoma University – B.A.; B.B.A.; B.Sc.; Bach. Computer Science

Athabasca University – Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies

  • Brock University – various
  • Carleton University – various
  • Lake Head University – various
  • Laurentian University – various

Which department am I in?

Loyalist College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$14,332.50 (US$ 11,071) per year
CAN $14,332.50 for year 1; CAN $13,786.50 for year 2

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 September 2022

Venue

Loyalist College

376 Wallbridge-Loyalist road,

BELLEVILLE,

Ontario (ON),

K8N 5B9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Required academic preparation: OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level, AND Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent. English language requirements: TOEFL: (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 550 (paper-based test); 80 (IBT internet-based test with minimums of 20), IELTS (International English Language Test Service): 6.0 overall with no bands less than 6.0 (under SDS); 6.0 overall with one band at 5.5 (generic category), CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment): Overall band of 60, writing 60.

For international students

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level, AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent

OR

  • Mature applicant

TOEFL: (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 550 (paper-based test); 80 (IBT internet-based test with minimums of 20)

IELTS (International English Language Test Service): 6.0 overall with no bands less than 6.0 (under SDS); 6.0 overall with one band at 5.5 (generic category)

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment): Overall band of 60, writing 60

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About Loyalist College

Loyalist College enjoys a graduate employment rate of 88.8 per cent, which is the highest in eastern Ontario.

  • Modern 200-acre campus between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal
  • International scholarships and bursaries available
  • Combines academia, extracurriculars and hands-on learning
  • Excellent support services for newcomers to Canada

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