# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Radio Communications I Task 766955168

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe an automated radio station.


Description should include
  • playing recorded shows at specified times
  • playing promotions, public service announcements, station identifications, and music blocks when no live programs are on the air
  • playing station ID at the top of every hour as required by the FCC
  • keeping a log
  • allowing live-streaming from the station
  • recording live shows to be repeated on air at a later time.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why are automated radio stations preferred over human personnel?
  • What are the advantages of an automated radio station? The disadvantages?
  • How can it be beneficial to integrate both automated and traditional types of broadcasting?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Identify text organization and structure.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim manuals or informational sources to locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences about explicit and implied information, using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.


The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and follow directions to complete an application for college admission, for a scholarship, or for employment.
  3. Generalize ideas from selections to make predictions about other texts.
  4. Draw conclusions and make inferences about explicit and implied information, using textual support.
  5. Analyze two or more texts addressing the same topic to identify authors’ purposes and determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  6. Identify false premises in persuasive writing.
  7. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  8. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical-thinking questions before, during, and after reading texts.