The Broadcast Club works in tandem with the U.S. Air Force Academy Marketing office to create innovative and engaging content. Operating at the intersection of technology and creativity, we bring together cadets and a team of interdisciplinary artists to provide experiential learning opportunities that allow cadets to turn their stories into national marketing communications.
2Msocial media followers
1.5ksquare foot sound stage
29Mpixel digital dome
80kradio listeners daily
Our Brand Studio is located on the 2nd Floor of Fairchild Hall and includes a world-class 1,500 square-foot sound stage, green screen, control room, multiple voice-over booths, live radio station, graphics production shop and photography studio.
Our in-house radio station “97.7 The Academy” broadcasts locally in Colorado Springs at 97.7FM and streams live worldwide. With over 80,000 listeners daily, we play commercial-free Alternative Rock and provide exclusive coverage of Falcon sports, campus events and the latest news anchored by a team of cadet DJs. To listen live, click here.
Our state-of-the-art 1,500 square-foot sound stage, voice-over booths and post-production facilities allow film makers to create educational, training and entertainment videos for digital and television broadcasts. With a team of talented cadets in front and behind the camera, we create commercials, newscasts, podcasts and documentaries. To see some of our recent work, check out Blue Line News, COVID-19 Update, and Alexa App Commercial.
360-Degree Digital Dome
Our full-dome planetarium projects seamless, high resolution digital images over a near-hemispheric screen to deliver a visually immersive field-of-view to cadets, K-12 students and the public. The 110-seat theater features six 8k projectors with a resolution of 29 million pixels and a digital 5.1 surround sound audio system. With 45,000 visitors annually, we produce short films and advertisements that play before each show. To see some of our recent work, check out Basic Cadet Training and Cadet Clubs.
Our social media channels are an essential tool to communicate with cadets, their parents, graduates and the public. With over 2 million active followers, our team of cadets create authentic, innovative content that makes us one of the most popular universities online in the United States. To see some of our recent work, check out How to Make a Cadet Bed and USAFA@Home.