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2009 Kellar Radio Talent Institute Wraps Up Tomorrow PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 06:47

kellar-radio-logo_08.jpgFuture leaders in the radio industry will be wrapping up their 10-day Kellar Radio Talent Institute tomorrow.


Veteran broadcaster, Dan “Vallie” Hill, who oversees Appalachian State’s campus radio station, 90.5 WASU-FM, started the program two summers ago for ASU students interested in pursuing a career in radio.  Hill continues to work year-round to organize each year’s installment Kellar Radio Talent Institute.


According to ASU’s College of Fine and Applied Arts, despite the current economic climate, graduates of this program continue to be hired by top broadcasting companies.


The 15 students who were accepted into the Kellar Radio Talent Institute also took a trip to Charlotte to visit president and General Manager of the Performance Racing Network Doug Rice at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, play-by-play announcer for the Carolina Panthers Mick Mixon at Bank of America Stadium, and play-by-play announcer for the Charlotte Bobcats Sam Smith at Time Warner Arena.


This year’s speakers also featured the chairman and CEO of Beasley Broadcast Group George Beasley, the program and news director for WSJS Brian Freeman, and several others.


Don Curtis, joint owner of High Country Radio and the chairman and CEO of Curtis Media Group, helped kick the 2009 Kellar Radio Talent Institute off last Monday.


(Logo courtesy of Appalachian State University)


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