Annual Kellar Radio Talent Institute Begins Today, May 31st
May 31, 2016 at 4:20 AM (PT)
BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP CFO CAROLINE BEASLEY and Pres. BRUCE BEASLEY open the first day of THE KELLAR RADIO TALENT INSTITUTE today on the campus of APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY in NORTH CAROLINA. They will be preceded by opening comments from Chancellor SHERI EVERTS, DEAN GLENDA TREADAWAY and Department Chair JEAN DEHART.
This 10-day immersion in all things radio includes sessions taught by broadcast professionals in his or her area of expertise, including programming, on-air, sports, news, talk, digital and social media, production, promotions, voice work, writing and sales with students receiving their Radio Marketing Professionals Certification from the RAB.
The sessions are led by over 40 radio pros from broadcast groups in the state and region and are held on the ASU campus, except for one day when they’ll travel to CHARLOTTE, where DOUG RICE and his team from PERFORMANCE RACING NETWORK AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY, then to BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM where MICK MIXON, Play-by-Play Announcer of the NFL CAROLINA PANTHERS, leads the sessions.
Back on campus, The “ACE and TJ” morning show will broadcast live from the Institute, with the students being the live studio audience. The students will not only hear the show, but they’ll see how it’s put together, both when the mic is on and when it isn’t.
Former KELLAR RADIO TALENT INSTITUTE students have started their careers with CBS, BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP, CUMULUS, CURTIS MEDIA, ENTERCOM, iHEARTMEDIA, ALPHA MEDIA, GREATER MEDIA, CAPITOL BROADCASTING, BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING, IMG COLLEGE NETWORK, NASCAR, CNN and others.
The KELLAR RADIO TALENT INSTITUTES AT APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY, where THE NATIONAL RADIO TALENT SYSTEM began, was funded by lifelong Broadcaster ART KELLAR, with the Institute now being funded posthumously by THE KELLAR FAMILY FOUNDATION, with further support from the NCAB.
DAN VALLIE, who founded THE NATIONAL RADIO TALENT SYSTEM said, “We have a fun, challenging, and changing industry, we need to embrace all technology to insure we continue to thrive into the 21st century, but the thing that always has and always will make the difference is people. That is why we do this, to find those young people who have a growing passion to be in the business, to connect them to the industry and the industry to them. The mission of THE NATIONAL RADIO TALENT SYSTEM is to discover and coach the talent who can be hired today and will be the next generation of leaders in broadcasting. This innovative program has the broadcast profession, the universities, and THE NATIONAL RADIO TALENT SYSTEM working together to accomplish a unified mission. It’s the only program of its kind in the world."
There now being five RADIO TALENT INSTITUTES. THE KELLAR RADIO TALENT INSTITUTE was preceded this SUMMER by the just completed GAB RADIO TALENT INSTITUTE at UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA; then will be followed by the HUBBARD RADIO TALENT INSTITUTE at CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in JUNE; the CONFER RADIO TALENT INSTITUTE at BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA and the KBA WKU RADIO TALENT INSTITUTE at WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, both in JULY.
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, or visit www.NationalRadioTalentSystem.com.