It’s the 4th annual Radio Talent Institute at Western Kentucky University. 35 broadcasters begin ten days of preparing young talent who want a career in radio. Teaching the youngster this year will be Commonwealth President Steve Newberry, Cromwell President Bud Walters, Forever Communications President Chris Hillard, Kristin Cantrell who owns CapCity Communications and Seven Mountains Media, Mike Tarter and Terry Forcht from Forcht Broadcasting and Lynn Martin, President of LM Communications
Making the cross country journey to teach at the Institute are John Ivey, Senior VP of iHeart Media and KIIS FM in Los Angeles and Gary Moore from KLOS in Los Angeles. They will be joining Mike Keith, Play-by-Play Announcer and Dwight Spradlin, Assistant Director of Media Relations for the NFL Tennessee Titans and Willy Daunic, Play-by-Play announcer of the NHL Nashville Predators, Don Anthony, Publisher of Morning Mouth, Jockline Daily and creator of Morning Show and Talk Radio Bootcamps from Atlanta, and broadcasters from Alpha Media, Cumulus, Midwest Media and others.
Twenty four students from across the state and region have been accepted into the Institute, and all will be taking the RAB course to become certified as Radio Marketing Professionals, as well as learning from broadcasters in almost every aspect of radio including on-air, sports, news, production, promotions and digital/social media.
The Kentucky Broadcasters Association underwrites the KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute and Henry Lackey, KBA’s President/CEO, will be making the closing comments for the Institute ten days from now.