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FTVE 227 / 73906



Wendy Wagoner

Contact information

Email Address:  wwagoner@cuesta.edu

Phone Number:  No phone number available

Office Location/ Hours:  You can  make arrangements with me to meet online at the course site.

This course starts Sept. 25, 2023 and is fully online. There are NO mandatory meetings in this course.

Instructor Contact Expectations:  The best and fastest way to contact me is email.  I will generally respond to your emails within 24 hours  Monday-Friday.   On Saturdays,  I will do my best to get back to you ASAP but I cannot guarantee an expeditious response.  No email replies on Sundays.

Course Environment: This online course will be using a Web-based Learning Management System Canvas as the method to disseminate information. Canvas provides the framework for the course including PowerPoint presentations, student data files, the tools to receive and send course materials, and a grade book. Using the communication tools, you can communicate using e-mail, and you can share materials and ideas with other course participants via the discussion forums and groups.

Class opens / Accessing Canvas: Prior to the Monday class start Sept. 25th, you will receive an email to your my.Cuesta.edu address providing you with a reminder that class will be starting and log in procedures for Canvas, the learning management system (LMS) used to deliver course content. You can access Canvas by logging into MyCuesta, then clicking on the Resources Tab, then clicking on Canvas in the Online Learning Channel, or by typing https://cuesta.instructure.com/ into your browser address bar. Do not bookmark / favorite the canvas site after your login, or you will get an error message next time you try to log in. You must access the canvas log in directly.

If you are not familiar with logging into canvas, please refer to the Canvas Quick Reference Guide.  Links to an external site.Once logged into Canvas you will be directed on where to get started. Be sure to read all the direction on the course home page.  

If you are having difficulty logging into Canvas after Sept. 25th and need assistance please email me or technical support at support@my.cuesta.edu

Online Learning

If you have never taken an online class or this is your first experience with Canvas, please be patient with yourself. Online classes are not inherently easier, although they may be much more convenient for many students. You should expect to spend at least as much time, if not more on this course as you would on a course that meets face to face. Since there is no lecture component, much of this time will be self-directed and there will be a substantial amount of reading, viewing, studying, and writing required. This course is completely online using Canvas; all coursework (discussions, assignments, quizzes) is submitted online. There are no face-to-face meetings.  Please be prepared to spend 8 - 12 hours per week on coursework for this class


  • First of all, go to the Online Readiness ResourcesLinks to an external site. and take the "self assessment " and review all the resources that were designed to help you understand the basis for an online class and the skills necessary for success. (If the tutorials do NOT describe you, then taking this class online is NOT for you and I strongly suggest that you drop the online class and enroll in a traditional classroom section.)

Regular Effective Contact policy:

Regular and Effective Instructor Contact will be met through weekly instructor initiated threaded discussion forums; weekly announcements to students; timely and effective feedback on student assignments; email, phone or messaging to individuals; and virtual office hours.

You are expected to login at the course site throughout  the 12 weeks of this course.


Course Description:

 Explores techniques necessary to effectively communicate scripts through basic announcing
skills including podcasting, news stories, music announcing, commercial announcing
effectively both on and off the air. Develops announcing skills needed to professionally
perform in radio broadcasting as a career. Transfer: CSU. (Formerly BCST27 and BCST227)

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Utilizing techniques to improve speaking voice for broadcasting
2. Exhibit the skills of an effective announcer
3. Exhibit skills for proper radio music announcing
4. Analyze communications messages for a variety of audiences
5. Exhibit podcasting skills
6. Exhibit effective news announcing skills
7. Analyze future announcing trends in new media
8. Display effective aircheck and resume skills for a career in broadcasting

Text Book and Materials

  • Text Book: No Text book required
  • USB Microphone
  • Headphones
  • Editing software will be provided along with easy tutorials.


Technical Support

Cuesta students are encouraged to direct all technical support inquiries to  support@my.cuesta.edu. If you are having issues with Canvas, you should contact the Canvas Support Hotline at (877) 921-7680, or click on the help button on the Canvas Navigation to report a problem.

If you are having difficulty viewing the course or logging in, it may be because you are not using the correct url: https://cuesta.instructure.com/ or you are using your phone or using an unsupported browser.


Your learning environment is best accessed from a desktop or laptop computer, using Firefox or Chrome.  This may solve your problem!  Please review the browser requirements and minimum computer specifications at: http://www.cuesta.edu/student/aboutacad/distance/faqs_technical.htmlLinks to an external site.



This course is designed using an accessible Learning Management System, and course materials have been created with ADA compliance in mind. If you have a disability and might need accommodations in this class such as extended time on exams or other resources. Please contact the instructor as soon as possible so that you can receive appropriate accommodations in a timely manner. You should also contact DSPS (Disabled Student Programs & Services) at 805-546-3148 or http://www.cuesta.edu/student/studentservices/dsps/index.htmlLinks to an external site.

College & Course Policies:


Academic Honesty Policy: Please note all students attending San Luis Obispo County Community College District at any district site and when representing Cuesta College in any off-campus activity, assume an obligation to conduct themselves in an acceptable manner compatible with the Student Code of conduct. Please review the Cuesta College Student Code of conduct at:

http://www.cuesta.edu/student/documents/admissions_records/code_of_conduct.pdfLinks to an external site.

Add / Drop Policy: Please review the Cuesta policy for drops


Waitlist Policy: Please review Cuesta’s waitlist procedure and instructions:  http://www.cuesta.edu/student/studentservices/admrreg/arpolicies/Waitlist.htmlLinks to an external site.


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