COM125 Radio Production and Content Management (8)

In this subject students  are introduced to fundamental techniques in radio production and content management. Students learn basic production skills in areas such as research, recording, interviewing, editing, writing and presenting for radio. The subject aims to develop an ability to understand, analyse and reflect upon radio programmming content in terms of production style, genre and techniques. They will learn to manage programming content for a variety of digital platforms in an authentic setting.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM125. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Students studying Bachelor of Communication (with specialisation)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental techniques of radio production
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of programming formats and production styles
  • be able to produce content for radio and adapt it for cross platform delivery
  • be able to present live/published radio content
  • be able to critically reflect on content produced for radio and related platforms


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Basic studio and panel operation
  • Announcing and radio presentation fundamentals
  • Researching and planning for radio programming
  • Understanding audiences
  • Formats and production styles and genres
  • Interviewing and writing for radio programming
  • Principles of editing audio for broadcast
  • Content management in a cross platform environment
  • Evaluating radio programs

Special Resources

Access to studios in the on-campus radio station - 2MCE


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.