Dan Vallie, with mic, directs the Institute.
The Kellar Radio Talent Institute takes place for the fourth summer next week. The “institute” takes place each year at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.
Its mission is to expose budding broadcaster to the broadcasting world through lectures and actual broadcasting experience on-air or in production, marketing (with RAB participation) and management/ownership.
This year’s session has expanded to include students outside of Appalachian State.
Besides classroom/studio work, students will visit several broadcast-related facilities, including Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America Stadium and the Time Warner Arena for some sports broadcast lessons.
The institute has also received a grant for partial sponsorship from the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters.
Institute founder Dan Vallie, founder of Vallie-Richards-Donovan Consulting, said: “It’s as apparent as it was the first year that there are many talented, intelligent and well-rounded young adults that aspire to be in radio.”