MATTOON — The Lake Land College broadcast communications department will be hosting an in-person open house soon. It will occur on Friday, March 25 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The event will follow Laker Visit Day, with a lunch service to follow.
Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the college’s student-run FM radio station, TV studio, and production control room. They will also view professional audio equipment and state-of-the-art camera and video equipment as well as industry-standard digital editing software.
Registration for the event is now open.
“Anyone with an interest in this field is welcome to register,” said Greg Powers, director of broadcast operations.
Guests will receive an introduction to the studios and the opportunities within the field, according to Powers.
Students in the broadcast communications program can earn an associate degree leading to either immediate employment or transfer to a four-year university. Students can also choose among three certificate programs.
“Lake Land is one of only a few places where you get started within the first two weeks gaining a sense of comfort behind a microphone and on screen,” Powers said.
Lake Land students can take classes during the school year
Those interested in fulfilling general elective credits can enroll in department classes throughout the year. Opportunities within the curriculum include broadcasting live on WLKL, anchoring a newscast, using equipment in the TV production control room and studio, creating a podcast, recording and listening to an audio spot using professional audio equipment, operating a state-of-the-art camera and video equipment, and experimenting with industry-standard digital editing software.
For more information on the Broadcast Communications Open House or program, contact Powers at email@example.com. You can also contact Powers by calling (217) 234-5335.
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