New Caney High School students are finding out this year through an innovative audio production program that requires them to make a broadcast air check.
Air checks are used extensively by DJs looking for radio station jobs. They are samples of DJ voice tracks mixed with music and audio jingles. Students will be using Adobe Audition to produce the materials, which may be submitted to area radio stations.
Teacher Jim Becka has worked extensively at Houston area radio stations (21 years at KSBJ) and has taught audio editing at Stephen F. Austin State University.
New Caney students are working in Houston and Los Angeles radio and television, and for the Spanish network Univision. Becka?s students also intern at Texan Drive Stadium, with the most advanced video technology in the United States.
The air check assignment is part of the digital media program at New Caney High School, which focuses on video, and photography, in addition to digital audio.
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