Starting this week and running through next week, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and the National Radio Talent System are teaming up at the University of Georgia for the Fourth Annual GAB Radio Talent Institute.
Across the next 10 days student broadcasters and 40 Atlanta regional professional broadcasters, from Cox Media, iHeartMedia, CBS, Beasley, Radio One, Entercom, Alpha Media and others, as well as the Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Braves marketing and broadcasting departments, will be involved in various sessions. Areas of discussion will include on-air, programming, news, sports, digital/social media, production, engineering, promotions and sales.
Students from the University of Georgia and eight other schools will also take a field trip to visit the broadcast and marketing operations for the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Braves along with being involved in a live remote with a local morning show.
GAB President Bob Houghton said, “Broadcasters from all over the state come and give their time and expertise. These students will be the leaders in our business 10, 20, 30 years from now; we have a great deal of pride in what we are accomplishing.”
According to a release the GAB Radio Talent Institute is the first of seven scheduled Radio Talent Institutes this summer. Next is the inaugural TAB Radio Talent Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Kellar Radio Talent Institute at Appalachian State University in North Carolina; Hubbard Radio Talent Institute at Central Washington University; Confer Radio Talent Institute at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute at Western Kentucky University and then the first MBA Radio Talent Institute at Northwest Missouri State University.