Students in the Radio & TV Broadcasting option of the Communication Major have the opportunity to learn all facets of radio broadcasting, including on-air station operations. Work at the college station places an emphasis on doing things in a professional manner, much like the way they would be done in a commercial radio station. This includes following the rules of the Federal Communications Commission, following station formats and policies as well as the associated paperwork.
After getting some communications experience at VSCC, many students enroll in Cooperative Work Experience in Communication (COMM 285) to do an internship at an outside station or agency. VSCC has had successful interns at recording companies, Nashville television stations, Nashville and local radio stations, as well as at production houses, advertising agencies and television networks. Successful VSCC communication students now work at locations including WTVF News Channel 5 in Nashville and cable station News Channel 5 Plus, WHIN, WRVW, WRQQ, WWTN, WQZQ, WKDF, WGFX, and Knoxville’s Home and Garden Television.
- To provide the community with news, sports, public service announcements and entertainment programming.
- To give VSCC students professional radio training facilities with both digital and analog equipment.
- To serve as an information outlet for both academic and non-academic activities of the college
Dianna Monk, Station Manager WVCP-FM
Communication Studies Faculty
Volunteering at WVCP
WVCP very much appreciates the community volunteers that donate their time to improve the operations of the station. While most volunteers do a weekly radio show, some are involved with training, sports, or behind the scenes work with computers and music.
WVCP is always accepting applications for community volunteers. If there are no current positions available, applications are kept on file. Volunteers must be reliable, punctual, and agree to follow station rules and formats.
Generally, volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age, with good references and reliable transportation.
Volunteers are used to fill schedule vacancies which are left after all students on-the-air for a grade have received their WVCP responsibilities.
Practicum students must meet the admissions requirements of Volunteer State Community College.
Therefore, WVCP volunteers understand that there is a slight chance that their position could be “bumped” if needed for a student enrolled for college credit.
Volunteers will be trained by the WVCP staff and previous radio experience is not a requirement.
Anyone that would like to become a new WVCP volunteer can contact WVCP General Manager Dianna Monk by e-mail at Dianna.Monk@volstate.edu or by phone at (615) 452-8600, extension 3218.