Where Can I Find an Announcer Course Online?

Announcers work in the radio and television industry, articulating commercials, shows, news updates, public service information or general commentary. Keep reading to learn about online announcer courses through the American Broadcasting School and the Academy of Radio and T.V. Broadcasting. Schools offering Audio Recording & Sound Design degrees can also be found in these popular choices.


In many schools, the announcer courses and related programs fall under the heading of broadcasting, journalism, or communications. Depending on the medium, additional degrees may be required.

Important Facts About Announcers

Training Short-term, On-the-job
Work Environment Radio & Television stations
Projected Job Growth (2012-2022) 2%
Median Salary (2015) $34,991

Source: Payscale.com, U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

American Broadcasting School

The for-profit American Broadcasting School offers online courses for students who wish to become announcers or DJs. The online curriculum consists of studies in newscasting, broadcast theory, digital production, air shifts and programming. Students have the opportunity to produce live on-air shows for their instructor each week. They learn to use On-The-Air software and develop their own on-air personality skills. Students receive feedback from their online instructor after completing each live broadcast and also receive vocal training. Some of the skills students can learn in this program include:

  • Production software use
  • Internet radio start-up
  • Radio script writing

Academy of Radio and Television Broadcasting

Also a for-profit institution, the Academy of Radio and Television Broadcasting offers an online radio training program. Students learn broadcasting skills during the 30-week program, which requires approximately 25 hours of study per week. Students receive professional coaching in articulation, diction and breathing exercises, and each student has a personal instructor who chats with him or her one-on-one during weekly meetings. Students also participate in live webcast lectures that include radio professionals who give students an insider's perspective about the industry. Academy of Radio and Television Broadcasting courses can help students learn to:

  • Conduct on-air broadcasts
  • Deliver a newscast
  • Produce the audio portion of a newscast

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