Kellar Radio Talent Institute Opens Its Doors Today
June 2, 2014
Untitled Document

Forty-five broadcast professionals are contributing to make this year's Kellar Radio Talent Institute a mountain top experience for 24 aspiring young broadcasters accepted into the Institute on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. The Kellar Radio Talent Institute begins today with Steve Hammel, President of the NCAB and VP/GM of WRAL-TV, Capitol Broadcasting, Raleigh, making the opening comments.

The Institute includes the Radio Marketing Professional Certification course from the RAB, with those sessions being taught by Gary Weiss, Regional VP, Radio One, Raleigh and Charlotte; Mac “Edwards” McTindal, VP/Market Manager and Pam Patton, AE, of the Beasley Broadcast Group, Fayetteville; Dick Harlow, VP/Market Manager, Dick Broadcasting, Greensboro/Winston-Salem; Larry Weiss, Market Manager, Digity Media, Greenville/New Bern/Jacksonville, NC and Mike Hartel, VP/GM of the L&L Broadcasting stations in Columbia, SC.

The ten-day Institute (June 2-11) covers practically every aspect of the industry with all sessions taught by a radio professional in his or her area of expertise, including: Tom Joyner, President of Joyner Radio, Inc. and Joyner Management Services in Cary, NC, who is doing the opening session on "Getting in, Becoming an Entrepreneur."

Leading sessions on programming, on-air and production are: Brian Douglas, VP of Programming, Entercom, Greensboro/Winston-Salem; John Hancock, Talk Show Host and Jason Furst, PD, from WBT, Greater Media Charlotte; Jack Daniel, Air Talent/PD and Rozak, Air Talent, Arroe Collins, Production Director, Clear Channel Charlotte; Brandon Dickson, Anchor/Reporter, WPTF, Curtis Media, Raleigh; Jon Wood, Air Talent/MD, Blue Ridge Broadcasting, Asheville NC/Knoxville, TN; Jason Goodman, Air Talent/PD and Dave Aiken, Asst. PD/MD, Dick Broadcasting, Greensboro; and Sean Sellers, PD/Air Talent, Entercom, Greensboro/Winston-Salem; and Voice Actor, John Causby, COO of Groundcrew Studios in Charlotte.

Dan Vallie, Director of the Kellar Radio Talent Institute, and Founder of the National Radio Talent System, said, "This all began as the answer to the question, ‘where is the next generation of talent coming from’ and the often stated comment that we need a radio talent farm system for our industry. We now have exactly that as we secure sponsorships from broadcasters and identify universities to create a Radio Talent Institute in each state. It’s exciting to watch and, admittedly, somewhat emotional at times to see students with the talent and passion to succeed in our business, complete the Institute and begin a career, fulfilling our need for young talent and the Radio Talent Institutes being the campus-to-career connection the students need. It’s impressive and heart-warming to see so many broadcasters committing both time and sponsorship to make this happen."

Individual broadcasters, groups or organizations who would like to join the National Radio Talent System in establishing and sponsoring a Radio Talent Institute on a campus in their state and region should contact DanVallie@NationalRadioTalentSystem.com or call 828-262-1502.




 
Breaking News
American General Media Names Picazzo Stevens PD At KAGM & KDLW/Albuquerque
Brandi Young Named SVP Of Sales For iHeartMedia Phoenix
Cumulus Media & Audioboom Announce Strategic Partnership
In Brief - July 1, 2015
June 30, 2015
iHeartRadio Takes Flight With Virgin America
Meredith Gardner & Josh Kahn Promoted To VPs of Digital Marketing & Product
In Brief - June 30, 2015
June 29, 2015
Alpha Media Louisville Names Otis Program Director/Afternoon Host At WDJX
Broadcasters Foundation Of America Names Dan Mason Co-Vice Chairman/Treasurer
JJ Kincaid Set To Wake Up Denver
BMG Acquires Verse Music Group
In Brief - June 29, 2015
June 26, 2015
eQB NOW
Sirius XM Agrees To Pay For Recordings Released Before 1972
Cumulus Names Troy Hanson PD At WKQX/Chicago
Brandon "Buster" Satterfield Joins Atlantic Records
June 25, 2015
Taylor Swift To Put 1989 On Apple Music
WLTW/New York To Celebrate 15 Years Of Broadway In Bryant Park
Report: Six Main Causes of Lost Quarter Hours
June 24, 2015
iHeartMedia Austin Names Zach Dillon Program Director For KHFI
jâcapps Introduces "App Everywhere"
Pierre Bouvard On "New Data on TV Viewing Levels and Demographics"
In Brief - June 24, 2015
June 23, 2015
Nielsen’s Q1 2015 Total Audience Report
Music News
Demi Lovato Is Feeling "Cool for the Summer"
Rockers Breaking Benjamin Land Their First #1 Album
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Robin Thicke, Apple Music, Prince
Chris Brown, Beyoncé Top BET Award Winners
Quick Hits: Shinedown, Rob Thomas, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Kings of Leon
Yes Bassist Chris Squire Passes Away
FMQB Photo Pass: Rush
Quick Hits: Demi Lovato, Jessie J, Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival
Beyonce & The Weeknd Headlining Made In America Festival
Quick Hits: Pharrell & Adele, Eminem / Southpaw soundtrack, Legacy of Hope concert
Quick Hits: Apple Music, Chris Brown
Quick Hits: Billboard 200, BET Awards, Smashing Pumpkins, Tyga, Riot Fest, The Neighbourhood, Marina and the Diamonds, Roger Waters
Disturbed Ends Four-Year Hiatus with Immortalized
Quick Hits: Janet Jackson, Nickelback, Tove Lo, Rod Stewart, Grateful Dead, James Horner, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Nate Ruess Announces Fall Headlining Tour
FMQB NOW

Brian Mack, PD
WXXL/Orlando

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!