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Radio and Record Industry

  • Available as a concentration
    Some of Olivet’s most successful alumni are in the area of radio. Collectively, they are reaching more than 60 million listeners daily. You could be next!
  • Whether you aspire to be an on-air personality, or your interests lie more in the production or promotions side, with an Olivet degree in hand, you will be set up for success. Showcase your talents and make an impact for Christ through a career in radio and the record industry.

    Radio and Record Industry is a concentration within Multimedia Communication.

    Apply your learning by working at Shine.FM, one of the top contemporary Christian radio networks in the country. Shine.FM is a radio network of five stations impacting Chicagoland, Indianapolis and Northwest Indiana, as well as the thousands of additional listeners who access the Shine.FM online or through mobile apps. Shine Worship and Shine Rock provide additional opportunities for students to gain on-air or producing experience.

    Develop solid skills in production, writing and editing. Sharpen your critical thinking abilities. Gain valuable experience in an exciting internship.

    Benefit from the skills and knowledge of professors who are already successful in the professional world.

    • Professor Mark Bishop has worked as a weather broadcaster for TV networks in Chicago and Rockford, Illinois; and Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska.
    • Dr. Heather (Attig) McLaughlin is an award-winning video producer certified in Final Cut Pro 7 and Color, well-versed in Adobe products, CMS, and proficient in the operation of HD video and still cameras.
    • Professor Jerry Cohagan has performed in theatre productions and commercials nationwide.

    Spend a semester in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Contemporary Music Center, earning credit toward your Olivet degree. Work in real-world settings with high-end gear via the technical track,  providing production support for weekly live shows and engineering recording sessions. Manage artists, produce weekly concerts and plan a tour through the business track.


    Olivet boasts several successful and award-winning alumni throughout the radio broadcasting industry.

    If you:

    • speak clearly and express your thoughts well
    • want to be an on-air personality, communicating to an unseen audience of thousands
    • enjoy the technical side, including mixing audio and doing voice-over

    then a career in radio and record industry may be waiting for you.

    Possible radio careers: program director, production manager, radio advertising sales, station manager, music director, public service director, radio traffic, reporter, music librarian, news department, radio engineering, human resources, announcer, scriptwriter, radio promotions. 

    Radio and Record Industry is part of the Department of Communication within the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Build your résumé by working for Shine.FM, one of the nation's top contemporary Christian radio networks, while still a student.

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