Official 12 Task 2

College Radio Station to Undergo Major Changes

The university is considering making major changes to the college radio station. Changes would include an expansion of the station's broadcasting range, which would allow the radio's programming to reach nearby towns. One goal of the plan is to attract more students to apply to its communication program. Another goal is to provide the university with an extra source of revenue. University officials expect the enhanced radio station to significantly increase the number of listeners, which will in turn encourage businesses to place commercials on the radio.

Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the article.
Man: What do you think of the proposal?
Woman: I think it'll work.
I mean, the range of the station now is basically limited to the campus,
and so it's basically just a few programs, mainly for students.
Man: Yeah.
Woman: Well, if this proposal goes through, there will be more programs
and they would give the students more professional experience as they experiment with programming for a much larger, you know, real-life audience.
And stuff like that will give them a better shot at getting a job after they graduate.
Man: Of course.
Woman: Besides, the whole university will benefit from it.
Man: What do you mean?
Woman: Well, you know my friend Tony, right?
He told me that the radio station at his university did something like this about five years ago.
Man: And?
Woman: Well, it's a success.
They are making a lot of money out of commercials,
and they are using it to offer more scholarships and to help fund projects to renovate the facilities of other programs.
Man: That sounds really good!
The woman supports the proposal described in the article. Explain why she thinks it will achieve the university’s goals.