You’re listening to FMCC Radio, a student production of Fulton -Montgomery Community College, in Johnstown, NY. With those words, there’s no doubt you’ve tuned into FMCC Radio on We have mellow 50s, 60s and 70s, we have country, we have rock, we have standards, we have current hits, and we have alternative.

For the FMCC radio, students were required to do 90 minutes of programming—talk, music, sports. They also had to create promotions for their shows and 30-second commercials for college clubs. This was on top of the normal course work that covered the basics of sound, recording sound, playing back sound, altering sound, and audio recording hardware and software.

It is an eclectic mix created by audio production students for the Media Communication program’s latest professional development tool – internet radio. FMCC radio has been heard by listeners in Mexico, Peru, Canada, France, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Romania, and Russia. Nationally, our listeners are from Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Washington DC, Raleigh-Durham, Austin, Chicago, San Diego, Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles. Having a national and international audience for their work was definitely something unexpected.

Professional development has always been a strong component of Media Communication. The students, through the Communications Club, work hard to write and produce the twice-monthly FMCC Gateway newspaper and twice-monthly live television newscast. The Online Journalism class appropriately provides an online newspaper. And, through the college’s internship program, some students have had work experience with local and Capital District media.

Our spring 2010 DJs:  Jordan, Corina,
Eric in the tee-shirt and Tyler.

Our first DJ's and talk show hosts, spring 2009
Sandy, Kelly (in hat), Cody, Brittnie on left, Stephanie,
Trevor, Levi and Kevin.


Media Communication, Fulton-Montgomery Community College (SUNY-FMCC), 2805 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY 12095 -- Associate Professor James Hinkle, Jr.

© 2009 James Hinkle, Jr.