Athens, GA –
The National Radio Talent System’s GAB Radio Talent Institute wrapped up today at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Nine talented students from different universities completed the 10-day program.
This institute is a kick-start to their careers in the radio industry. These twenty students had the opportunity to learn from dozens of industry professionals, including: On-Air Personalities, General Sales Managers, Program Directors, General Managers, Vice Presidents, Operations Directors, and so much more.
In addition to hearing from these professionals, students completed the newly updated Radio Marketing Professional (RMP) course through the Radio Advertising Bureau and earned RMP Certification.
The GAB was thrilled to partner with Dan Vallie and the National Radio Talent System to sponsor the institute for the sixth year and help these students start their careers.
GAB President Bob Houghton said, “The Georgia Association of Broadcasters is proud of our partnership with the National Radio Talent System. Over the past six years we have graduated over 120 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.”
Student Holden Galatas had this to say about his experience with the Radio Talent Institute, “This was a tremendous opportunity to learn about everything about the radio industry. We learned about more than just the on-air side of things, which is what we see and hear from the outside. Learning about the other things helped establish a well-rounded perspective for us as we start our careers.”
Congratulations to the 2019 graduates of the GAB Radio Talent Institute!
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.