Confer Radio Talent Institute July 10 - 19, 2017

Day 1

Department Chair Dr. Jason Genovese, Dean Dr. James Brown, On-Campus Director Dr. David Magolis, Kerby Confer + Dan Vallie opened the 2017 Confer Radio Talent Institute

Confer Radio Talent Institute Underwriter, Kerby Confer (center)

"Now is the Time to Start Thinking Like a Pro" taught by Pierre Bouvard

"Radio's Digital Content + Social Media" taught by Kyle Anthony

Network and hang out with industry professionals at a local establishment almost every night of the Radio Talent Institute.

Students throughout the 10 day Institute receive certification and become Radio Marketing Professionals through the Radio Advertising Bureau.

Lunch and dinner for the days of the Institute are included in your registration fee. Students will receive a voucher for on-campus dining at check-in on day 1.

Day 2

Training Modules #2 -"Prospecting - Finding and Evaluating Prospects", #3 -"Getting First Call Appointments", and #4 -"How to Conduct a Great Client Needs Analysis" taught by Kristin Cantrell

Training Modules #5 -"Elements of a Good Written Proposal" and #6 -"The Difference between Features and Benefits" taught by Bobbi Castellucci

Training Modules #7 -"Understanding Competitive Media" and #8 -"Why Radio" taught by Ron Giovanniello

Day 3

SPOrts day

Confer Radio Talent Institute Students board transportation to Philadelphia

Students arrive at citizens bank park in the morning to learn about all aspects of sports broadcasting

"The Phillies and Sports Broadcasting" taught by Rob Brooks

"Sports Broadcasting" taught by Scott Graham

"Programming Sports Talk Radio" taught by Spike Eskin

day 4

Confer Radio Talent Institute students are back on the Bloomsburg University Campus

Training Modules #12 -"Addressing Objections and Closings" and #13 -"More Sales through Buyer Style Identification" taught by Dave Davies

"How to Get In and Win" taught by Michael Young

"Marketing and Promotions - Doing It Right" taught by Barry Dawson

"Engineering: RF + IT" taught by Lynn Deppen

"A wonderful resource for aspiring radio professionals" -barry dawson

day 5

"Joel and maryann in the morning" live from the radio talent institute room

students watch what happens in front and behind the mic and how a morning show team prepares for the broadcast

"Show Prep" taught by Joel + Maryann

Last Training Module (#17 - "Goal Setting + Time Management") before RAB Radio Marketing Professional Certification Exam taught by Scott Cohagan

"Student to Superstar" taught by Rob Roberts

day 6

"As radio continues to change and evolve, the confer radio talent institute prepares for the industry in a very well-rounded manner." -rob z

"Music Scheduling - How and Why" taught by Mike "OD" O'Donnell

"The Social Media Future of Radio" taught by Rob Z

"How to Get a Good Job" taught by Jon Zellner

"The confer radio talent institute allows the next generation of media stars the opportunity to learn from the best while giving us the chance to hear their ideas and opinions. events of this kind are crucial to the continued success of our industry." -jon zellner

once the sessions for the day end, industry professionals stay for air check sessions where students play their air checks, reels, online portfolios, etc for them. the students receive feedback to prepare them as successful broadcasting professionals. students are able to update their air checks throughout the 10 days on campus.

sunday off

(Even the professionals sometimes need a break... Radio Talent Institute Students have Sunday off. This is a great time to update your air check before you leave the Institute, write thank you notes to speakers, explore the area, and network with your fellow Radio Talent Institute students. Those relationships are just as important as the connections the students make with the speakers.)

day 8

RJ Harris + Holly Love broadcast RJ Harris in the Morning w/ Bill + Holly live from the Confer Radio Talent Institute

"How to Do a Great Talk Radio Show taught by RJ Harris + Holly Love

"Watch these students. They are motivated and the type that you want to hire." - rj harris

"Today's News Radio... Put It Together and Deliver It" taught by Pat Farnack

"Basics of Doing a Great Music Radio Show" taught by Dave DiRienzo

"On-Air Delivery, Inflection, Pacing, Communication" taught by Sara Lauer

"I would have loved an opportunity like this when I was first starting my career!" -Sara lauer

day 9

"Writing for Radio" taught by Andy Berkowitz

"Basics of Great Voice Work and Production" taught by Pat Garrett

"On-Air: Developing Your Voice, Your Style... You" taught by Doc Medek + Sean Medek

"Adjusting From College to the Pros" Panel led by former Radio Talent Institute Students Gabriella Loielo + Jack Fritz

day 10

"What the Program Director Looks For In You" taught by Jeff Hurley

"What You Have to Know to be the PD" taught by Brian Check

"Getting In, Becoming an Entrepreneur" taught by Kerby Confer

Joe Conti, President of Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, closed the 2017 Confer Radio Talent Institute

"I felt very fortunate to talk to so many pros about the business and I now know what to expect after I graduate." -caroline
"Know the speakers who are talking about your primary area of interest (sports, social media, etc.) and be ready to impress them on their particular day, but also be open-minded. Some areas of interest probably won't affect you much, but others may surprise you as something you could see yourself happily doing" -daniel

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