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Radio, TV, and Digital Media

There are many opportunities for radio, television, and digital media students to become involved in group activities and organizations that are educational, career-enhancing, and fun!

These opportunities offer great ways to develop hands-on experience and hone creative skills, grow their professional network, build on their resume, and explore areas of interest.

There are several other ways to get involved at SIU

Our Office of Student Engagement has information about more than 300 student organizations, fraternities and sororities, leadership development and more. 26:46 

  • Emmy®-winning, student-produced, magazine-style news show shot and broadcast in HD 
  • Provides hands-on experience in production, post-production, and graphics work 
  • Students of all majors welcome

Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Digital Dog Records

  • A student-run record label, which records and produces local music talents 
  • Great opportunity for hands-on-experience 
  • Developer and promoter of the Midwest Music Fest, unofficial Halloween Bash and other musical events that support the local music scene
SIU Broadcast Student

National Association Of Black Journalists (NABJ)

  • Meets weekly and Sponsors speakers, workshops, field trips, social events, and in-service projects 
  • The largest association of journalists of color in the world and offers internship and scholarship opportunities

NAJB Website | Facebook

River Region Evening Edition - WSIU TV News

  • Live student-produced half-hour newscast that airs on WSIU-TV Monday-Thursday at 5 p.m. when school is in session 
  • Recipient of numerous national and state honors, including the IBA's Best Student TV Newscast in Illinois 
  • Students perform all functions of a working TV newsroom and newscast under the direction of WSIU's news director Jennifer Fuller and and WSIU Producer Abby Hargrave Asher with guidance from faculty advisor Joey Helleny. Positions with hands-on experience include: reporter/photographer/ editor, producer, news and sports anchors, weathercaster, graphics artist, writer, video editor, sound technician, camera operator, and more 
  • Volunteer and paid positions available to all SIU students

Facebook | YouTube

SIU Radio, TV, and Digital media student with headphones and laptop

WIDB "The Revolution & The Remedy"

  • Operated and managed by students 
  • Two separate stations "The Revolution" alternative rock and "The Remedy" hip-hop R&B 
  • WIDB gives practical experience in radio broadcasting 


M.U.S.I.C. Musicians United In Southern Illinois Carbondale

  • Music jamming and networking group of students 
  • Opportunities include meeting and jamming with new musicians regularly, where new collaborations are forged


Other Student Opportunities 

WSIU FM Operation and Production 

  • Brings NPR news and classical music to the community broadcasting 24 hours a day in 32 countries 
  • Opportunities to learn how to operate on-air audio systems and daily productions 
  • Student volunteers often lead to paid positions 


  • Produces 14 local news and sportscasts 
  • Provides experience in writing, reporting, editing, and anchoring - no experience necessary 
  • Broadcasts globally 

WSIU TV Production Crew 

  • Production crew works in all facets of TV production 
  • Consists of volunteer workers 
  • Duties include: running cameras, graphics, and directing 

WSIU TV Programming and On-air Promotions Office 

  • Offers paid and unpaid opportunities for students and also volunteer help 
  • Prepare monthly program listing, assist with viewer calls, responsible for scripting, recording voiceovers, and organizing volunteer help 


SIU Athletics Video Service 

  • Produces over 70 live athletic events over six different sports 
  • Works with ESPN, FSN, and other sports entities 
  • Hands-on training with camera operation, sports replay, and video switching 
  • All majors welcome 

SIU Sports Media student at basketball game

SIU digital media student with camera
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