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Hubbard Radio Talent Institute Starts

Inaugural Northwest stop for National Radio Talent System

The National Radio Talent System series of educational events continues with a stop in Washington state, sponsored by Hubbard Radio.

Called the Hubbard Radio Talent Institute, and housed at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., it runs from June 13–22.

Hubbard Radio CEO and chair Ginny Morris kicked-off the proceedings, “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.”

Management and on-air staff from Hubbard’s Seattle cluster will participate in classes along with instructors from other Northwest radio companies such as Bonneville International, Entercom, Townsquare Media and CBS Radio. In addition there will be radio industry pros from advertising and consulting as well.

Students will also be shuttled to Seattle–area sports venues for exposure to sports radio broadcasting.

A release said, “Almost 40 broadcasters teach sessions on almost every aspect of radio, including on-air, production, promotions, digital/social media, news, sports and sales, with each student being certified as a Radio Marketing Professional by RAB.” The RAB’s Erica Farber is scheduled to cover the closing session.

General manager of Central Washington University’s KCWU(FM), Travis Box, said “The unparalleled, professional foundation of Hubbard Radio, coupled with the expertise of the National Radio Talent System, will now give west coast student broadcasters the opportunity to launch their careers with an unprecedented skill-set and real-world understanding of the industry and what it takes to succeed.”

Students at the Hubbard Radio Talent Institute included many from the area but were not limited to the Pacific Northwest.