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Hubbard Radio Takes National Radio Talent System West

Adds fifth Institute with one at Central Washington University in Washington State

The Hubbard Radio Talent Institute will debut this summer, June 13–22. The National Radio Talent System will be contacting broadcasters from radio stations in Seattle and across the state and region to teach sessions during the 10-day institute.

The Radio Talent Institute sessions are taught by professional broadcasters, including on-air, production, news, sports, interactive, social media, promotions and sales, as well as the Radio Marketing Professional course from RAB.

“From the first time we spoke about it, it was obvious they shared the vision,” said Dan Vallie. “We are flattered to have Hubbard partner with us to continue growing the farm system for radio, discovering, coaching, and incubating young talent who have a desire and passion to be in radio.”

The National Radio Talent System was created in 2013 to develop regional talent incubators by placing a Radio Talent Institute on college campuses. Learn more about the group’s history via this Radio World article.

“With the program at Central Washington, the plans they have, and the college radio station, KCWU, it became obvious that CWU is the university to partner with for the Hubbard Radio Talent Institute, said Vallie. “We begin this week accepting applications from students at Central Washington University and from students at universities across the state and region.”

“Compelling and relatable on-air talent is what separates local radio from all other audio entertainment services. Our investment in the National Radio Talent System at Central Washington University is an extension of Hubbard Radio’s commitment to do our part to nurture and grow the talent pipeline for the industry,” said Hubbard Radio Chair and CEO Ginny Morris.

Other institutes include the GAB Radio Talent Institute, University of Georgia; Confer Radio Talent Institute, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute, Western Kentucky University and the Kellar Radio Talent Institute, Appalachian State University in North Carolina.