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Radio Talent Institute Fires Up in Tennessee

Co-op effort takes place at University of Tennessee

Another Radio Talent Institute is starting up on Monday, this time at the University of Tennessee. 

According to an initial release students from at least four area schools will be attending the TAB Radio Talent Institute, which is scheduled for the next 10 days. They’ll meet and learn from representatives from Patrick Communications, Midwest Communications, Stonecom Radio, Entercom, Cumulus Media, Scripps Radio, 5 Star Radio/Saga Communications, Cromwell Communications, Thunderbolt Broadcasting and others. 

The release explains: “There are no breakout sessions; all students are in every session, including on-air music radio, news and sports, as well as digital/social media, production, promotion, sales, engineering, programming, management and all things radio, including being certified as Radio Marketing Professionals by RAB.” 

[Read: Radio Talent Institute Heads to UGA] 

Sam Swan, director of Internationalization and Outreach for the College of Communication and Information, and professor, School of Journalism and Electronic Media, University of Tennessee, said: “The TAB Radio Talent Institute is an exciting program to bring leading broadcasters to the University of Tennessee to work with our outstanding students. This is a great transition from the classroom to the newsrooms, control rooms, and production rooms of radio stations everywhere.” 

Co-sponsor of the institute is the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. TAB President Whit Adamson said, “The student preparation and focus for the Radio Talent Institute is like nothing else we could get involved with. This course gets them ready for graduation and the next step in their careers, which is a valuable asset to any station. They are exposed to all facets of a station and will be capable of sitting down at any broadcast radio or television facility and prepared to add something.” 

These events are organized by the National Radio Talent Institute

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