The NAB and the RAB are trying something new for the Radio Show — student scholarships. Partnering with the Broadcast Education Association, the groups will make up to 130 scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students. Radio Show Student Scholars benefits include free admission to the show and attendance to select events such as the NABEF/BEA Career Fair and the Radio Show Luncheon.
The idea is to encourage students to take up careers in radio broadcasting by providing them exposure to industry professionals.
Helping this program out are Alpha Media, Bonneville International, Cherry Creek Radio, Connoisseur Media, Emmis Communications Corp., Hubbard Radio, iHeartMedia, Katz Radio Group, Neuhoff Media, Nielsen Audio, Radiate Media, Salem Communications, Times Shamrock Communications, Triton Digital and Univision Radio.
A release explained, “In addition to the Radio Show’s mix of management, programming, sales and marketing, advertising and research, legal and technology sessions, Radio Show Student Scholars will have the chance to participate in programs specially designed for young professionals. Session topics include the development and maintenance of digital skills, speed mentoring programs involving industry leaders, discussions with multigenerational manager/employee partners and more.”
More information and requirements can be found here. The Radio Show will be in Atlanta Sept. 30–Oct. 2.