Radio Talent Institute Coming To Northwest Missouri State Univ.
December 5, 2016 at 1:29 PM (PT)
The MISSOURI BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION (MBA) has teamed up with six radio broadcast companies to bring the RADIO TALENT INSTITUTE to NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY in MARYVILLE JULY 31st through AUGUST 9th, 2017. The Institute is a 10-day radio immersion program bringing talented broadcasting students together with over 30 broadcast professionals for on-air training in music radio, news and sports as well as digital/social media, production, promotion, sales and more. Students will become certified Radio Marketing Professionals by the RADIO ADVERTISING BUREAU.
It is open to all broadcasting students throughout the Midwest. The goal is to bring the best of the best into the radio industry and prepare them to be the next generation of broadcast leaders. To date, 65 to 70% of the students completing an INSTITUTE begin their career in radio or a related field.
“We are pleased to bring in a program taught by industry professionals that will help fill job openings at broadcast stations with quality employees who have a true understanding of how fun and rewarding a career in our industry can be," MBA Pres. MARK GORDON stated. “This would not have been possible without financial commitments from NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIV., the MISSOURI BROADCASTERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS and the following broadcast companies: HUBBARD RADIO-ST LOUIS, EAGLE COMMUNICATIONS-ST. JOSEPH, EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS-ST. LOUIS, ZIMMER RADIO and MARKETING GROUP OF MID MISSOURI-COLUMBIA and JEFFERSON CITY, iHEARTRADIO-ST. LOUIS, SPRINGFIELD, DES MOINES, CEDAR RAPIDS, DAVENPORT and MIDWEST FAMILY-SPRINGFIELD.”
“The passion and commitment from Mark and the MBA, and the broadcasters partnering with us to make this happen, is a shining example of their passion for and love of the industry," NATIONAL RADIO TALENT SYSTEM Founder/Pres. DAN VALLIE said. "We need technology, but it’s always people who make the difference. The young broadcasters we discover and nurture in the MBA Radio Talent Institute are talent we can hire today and who make the difference in the future.
“We truly appreciate the enthusiastic embrace of the Institute and the commitment to a partnership within our industry from Pres. JOHN JASINSKI, Dir. MATT WALKER, Assistant Professor PHIL BESKID and everyone in the School of Communications and Mass Media as we welcome talented students from NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY and students throughout MISSOURI and the Midwest."