The latest 10-day Radio Talent Institute is being held at The University of Tennessee Knoxville. Students from 4 different universities will meet and learn from Patrick Communications, Midwest Communications, Stonecom Radio, Entercom, Cumulus, Scripps, 5 Star Radio/Saga Communications, Cromwell Communications and Thunderbolt Broadcasting.
Whit Adamson, President of the TAB, stated: “The student preparation and focus for the Radio Talent Institute is like nothing else we could get involved with. This course gets them ready for graduation and the next step in their careers, which is a valuable asset to any station. They are exposed to all facets of a station and will be capable of sitting down at any broadcast radio or television facility and prepared to add something. We’d like to thank our signature sponsor, Larry Patrick, and all of our underwriters, Stonecom Radio, Thunderbolt Broadcasting, PEG Broadcasting, Five Star Radio and Holston Valley for helping to make this happen.”
Larry Patrick, Patrick Communications, commented: “The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Radio Talent Institute is an invaluable investment for future radio talent who are entering the radio industry. Led by industry professionals and facilitated by the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters and the University of Tennessee’s College of Communications and Information, Tennessee joins several other states offering this specialized program for radio talent. Spearheaded by premier radio consultant, Dan Vallie, this program provides real-world experiences and guidance for the participants. I could not be more pleased to invest in our future with this program at UT.”
Students have to apply to be accepted into the Institute. There are no breakout sessions; all students are in every session, including on-air music radio, news and sports, as well as digital/social media, production, promotion, sales, engineering, programming, management and all things radio, including being certified as Radio Marketing Professionals by RAB.