The spread of the National Radio Talent Institute continues to expand. In the summer of 2018 the Beasley Media Group will work with NRTI, and with a little help from Marketron Interactive and Xperi, create the Beasley Radio Talent Institute.
The initial BRTI is planned as a 10-day summer session at Emerson College in Boston.
According to a release, the institute is designed as a talent incubator and farm system for aspiring broadcasters. It plans to bring broadcasting students together with over 30 radio professionals who teach classes based on their individual areas of expertise. The sessions will “range from on-air, production, news, sports, interactive to social media, engineering, promotions and sales, with the Radio Advertising Bureau’s ‘Radio Marketing Professional’ certification course.”
Beasley Media Group Chief Executive Officer Caroline Beasley said, “As a company, we are absolutely committed to supporting and encouraging the development of new talent in our company and our industry.” The company has several radio stations in the Boston area from which to draw experienced radio pros along with instructors from other local stations and Emerson College.
Founder and President of the National Radio Talent System Dan Vallie, said, “From the beginning, Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley grasped the vision we had for the program and immediately stepped up.” He added, “We are proud to be working together to continue growing the farm system, discovering, coaching and incubating young talent with a passion for radio. It’s a privilege to be able to do this with Emerson College, who already has a great reputation for its broadcasting program.”