Industry consultant Dan Vallie founded the National Radio Talent System, which he describes as an incubator for the next generation of radio talent on college campuses.
The National Radio Talent System holds 10-day classes on campus, modeled after the Kellar Radio Talent Institute — which also inspired the system and Vallie heads at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.
Later in July, the organization will launch a second participating group: the Kentucky Broadcasters Association WKU Radio Talent Institute at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.
“Most know that, while it’s imperative that we continue to have advances in technology and insure that radio is ubiquitous, success in our industry and the future will always depend on people,” said Vallie.
“We have to attract the best and the brightest who have the talent and desire to get into radio to ensure we not only hire great young talent today, but also to ensure we have great leadership well into this 21st century… and that is not only possible, it has already begun,” he added.
Individual broadcasters, groups or organizations who would like to join the National Radio Talent System in establishing and sponsoring a Radio Talent Institute on a campus should contact Vallie via email or call (828) 262-1502.