2019 GAB Radio Talent Institute Underway in Athens

2019 GAB Radio Talent Institute Underway in Athens

Athens, GA–

The National Radio Talent System’s GAB Radio Talent Institute began today at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. The 10-day program is the campus to career connection that most students need to kickstart their career in the radio industry. The students will hear from a wide variety of industry professionals including:

Janice Hume- Professor & Journalism Dept. Head Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication University of Georgia

Dr. Charles Davis- Dean Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication University of Georgia

Dan Vallie- President National Radio Talent System Charlotte

Karen Andrews – Director of Special Events and Student Leadership, Grady College University of Georgia On-Campus Director, GAB Radio Talent Institute

Mike McVay- Executive Vice President Content & Programming Cumulus Media & Westwood One Atlanta

Tim Clarke- Vice President Audience & Content Cox Media Atlanta

Mike Watkins- Local Sales Manager- Cox Media Group Atlanta

Kent Dunn- VP Market Manager- Beasley Media Group Augusta

Beth Bowers- General Sales Manager Cox Media Group Athens

Sanders Hickey- Golden Isles Broadcasting

Carl Dukes- Sports Broadcaster 92-9 THE GAME/WZGC-FM Entercom Atlanta

Steve Holman- Play-by-Play Announcer The Hawks Atlanta

Terry Foxx- Program Director Radio Content 92-9 THE GAME/WZGC-FM Entercom Atlanta

Dave Archer Broadcaster/Color Analyst 92-9 THE GAME|WZGC-FM Entercom Atlanta

Emily Austen Sports Broadcaster and Motivational Speaker 92-9 THE GAME|WZGC-FM Entercom Atlanta

KJ Allen- Oconee Radio Group

Greg Ausham- Cumulus Media Atlanta

Lori FlowersMarketing Director Urban One Atlanta

James Gay – Vice President Engineering iHeartMedia Macon

John Petrini- Marketing Director Cumulus Atlanta

Frank Ski, Jade Novah and JR V103/WVEE Entercom Communications Atlanta

Rick Caffey- Senior VP & Market Manager- Entercom Communications Atlanta

Rob Babin – Regional VP for Radio Cox Media Group Atlanta

Sean Powers- Director of Podcasting GPB Media Atlanta

Don Anthony- Talentmasters Jockline Daily Morning Show Boot Camp Talk Show Boot Camp Atlanta

Madison James Afternoon Drive B98.5 -Cox Media Group Atlanta

Traci DeForge- Founder, Produce Your Podcast Business Development Strategist

Sandra Parrish- Reporter, WSB Radio- Cox Media Group Atlanta

Doug Turnbull- PM Drive Airborne Traffic Anchor Triple Team Traffic/News 95.5/AM 750 Atlanta

Kelley Buttrick- Voice Over Talent – KB Voiceovers, LLC Athens

James Fairey- Production Director Entercom Radio Atlanta 12 noon Lunch

Reggie Rouse- Program Director” Vice President Programming- Format Captain Entercom Atlanta

Dr. Dale Van Cantfort – Chair, Mass Communication Dept. Piedmont College, Demorest, GA

Amanda Dennihy Air Talent, Producer Star 94.1 Entercom Atlanta

Abby Jessen WGAU & WXKT Director of Branding and Programming Athens WNGC On-Air Talent WSB Weekend Anchor

Joel Silverberg Producer Sports Radio WNML 99.1 FM / 990 AM Play-by-Play Broadcaster Knoxville Ice Bears Cumulus Media Knoxville

Chris Eagan- Director of Branding & Programming Cox Media Group Atlanta

Adam Bomb- Westwood One Network and Afternoon Drive, Q100 Cumulus Atlanta

Erica Farber- President and CEO- Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) Los Angeles, CA

Bob Houghton- President, Georgia Association of Broadcasters

Dan Vallie President National Radio Talent System Charlotte
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GAB President Bob Houghton said, “The Georgia Association of Broadcasters is proud of our partnership with the National Radio Talent System. Over the past five years we have graduated over 100 students who are ready to make a contribution to the future of our industry. I appreciate the nearly forty broadcasters each year who give their time and talent to speak in the institute. Broadcasting, and specifically radio, has a proud past and, with this program, a bright future.”

About the Georgia Association of Broadcasters:

The Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) is the trade association that represents the interests of Georgia’s over-the-air radio and television licensees who reach more than 95% of Georgia’s population every week. Our membership is comprised of more than 250 radio and television broadcasters. GAB provides technical, regulatory, and advocacy support to our members as well as offering continuing professional enrichment opportunities designed to keep Georgia broadcasters at the forefront of the industry.

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