Nunavut Radio Broadcasters

Who Should Take This Course?

The Nunavut Radio Broadcasters Program will be of interest to: 

  • Announcers, operators and DJs who volunteer with their local community radio stations;
  • Members of the community who serve on the Boards of local community radio societies;
  • Hamlet employees who work with or support community radio societies;
  • Anyone interested in media, broadcasting, or communications in Nunavut.

What Does the Course Cover?

 The course includes five topics. Here's a brief summary of the course content: 

  • Origins of Community Radio talks about the historical beginnings of the community radio movement, and describes how community radio stations evolved in Canada and in Nunavut.
  • Community Radio and the Law reviews the laws and the organizations that regulate broadcasting in Canada, and covers a radio station's legal obligations. 
  • Tools of the Trade introduces the equipment commonly used to produce, record and broadcast radio programming, with useful tips on selecting, installing, operating and maintaining your gear. 
  • Community Radio Programming helps you to identify your audience needs, guides you through the most popular radio formats, and provides guidelines for more effective on-air programming and performance.
  • Managing Community Radio provides guidelines for budgeting, fundraising, governing and promoting your station.

How Does It Work?

Like other MTO E-learning programs, the Nunavut Radio Broadcasters course will use a combination of online text; links to Nunavut, Canadian, and international resources; podcasts; and case studies.  This course will be completely self-paced: once you register, you'll be able to complete it, at your own speed, over a six-month period. 

Do I Get A Certificate?

Yes, participants who review all units and pass each unit's quiz will receive a certificate of completion. This is currently a non-credit course.

What Do I Need In Order To Take The Course? 

  • A computer connected to the Internet, or
  • A mobile device with wireless access to the Internet – e.g. iPad, Nexus 
  • A working e-mail address (in order to register)
  • A Web browser – e.g. Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome
  • Optional – Quicktime installed
  • We also recommend having the YouTube app installed

No classes currently scheduled for this course