Second Annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute Underway Today In Kentucky
July 21, 2014 at 4:44 AM (PT)
CROMWELL COMMUNICATIONS Pres. BUD WALTERS, recipient of this year's NAB NATIONAL RADIO AWARD, is leading the opening session of the 2nd annual KBA WKU RADIO TALENT INSTITUTE as it begins TODAY (7/21) and goes through JULY 30th on the campus of WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY.
Thirty-five broadcasters from the state and region are teaching sessions over the 10-day Institute, which includes the RAB's RADIO MARKETING PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION course. All students are in every session -- there are no breakout sessions -- and the sessions include on-air, sports, news, promotions, programming, interactive and social media and all aspects of radio.
Students have to apply to be accepted into the institute and students from all over the state and region are encouraged to apply. To date, students of the KBA WKU RADIO TALENT INSTITUTE have included students from the UNIV. OF LOUISVILLE, LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE as well as WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIV. Students from last year's KBA WKU RADIO TALENT INSTITUTE are now working for FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS, COMMONWEALTH COMMUNICATIONS and various markets in KENTUCKY as well as for NPR and CBS RADIO in HOUSTON.
The KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute is sponsored by the KENTUCKY BROADCASTERS ASSN., along with FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS, the CROMWELL GROUP, COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING CORP., HENSON MEDIA, ANDERSON and ASSOCIATES, FORCHT BROADCASTING and WITHERS BROADCASTING COS. Scholarships are provided by the TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS and WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIV.
70% percent of the students who have completed the Institutes have gotten their first job in radio or a related field and are working for CBS, CLEAR CHANNEL, BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP, ENTERCOM, GREATER MEDIA, FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS, RFD TV, CNN, NPR and others.
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.