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Network & Connect and get your start in Podcasting, On Air, Streaming, News/Talk, Sports, Social Media, Sales, Marketing, Promotions and more!
GAB Talent Institute May 13 - 18, 2024
APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW! Take a huge step toward starting your career in On Air, Podcasting, Streaming, Audio Production, News/Talk, Sports, Social Media, Sales, Marketing, Promotions and more!
The Georgia Association of Broadcasters Radio Talent Institute™ at Grady College of Journalism on the campus of the UGA in Athens, Georgia creates opportunities for new and emerging careers in media. It is truly an incubator of well-rounded, well-educated college students, or recent graduates with a passion for media and a determination to get into the business.
The National Radio Talent System™ is made up of multiple Talent Institutes at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Each institute brings in industry professionals from around the country as Guest Speakers who bring their real-world knowledge to this intensive 6-day summer program.
The GAB Radio Talent Institute™ at Grady College of UGA is the campus-to-career connection most students need to begin their broadcast career, each not only learning from the dozens of pros but are able to network with them individually. This proves invaluable, as most will otherwise never have such an opportunity to meet and speak with these professionals. Likewise, these pros already have an introduction to these students who are available for open positions.
Upon completion of the institute, students will further their networking opportunities with access the National Radio Talent System's Career Center. This is where those in the industry are able to discover and hire NRTS graduates, who very likely, will be tomorrow's industry leaders.
Here are some of the Institute highlights (See Curriculum for more)
- Now is the Time to Start Thinking Like a Pro
- Radio's Digital Content & Social Media
- Programming Sports Talk Radio
- How to Get In and Win
- Marketing and Promotions - Doing It Right
- Basics of Great Voice Work and Production
- Goal Setting & Time Management
- Doing It Live & Voice Tracking
- How to Get a Good Job
- How to Do A Great Talk Radio Show
- Basics of Doing a Great Music Radio Show
- Music Scheduling How & Why
- Sales & Marketing
Industry Pros Speaking at GAB Radio Talent Institute
Vice President Audience & Operations
Cox Media Group
Regional Promotions Director
Atlanta | Chattanooga | Memphis
Big Tigger Morning Show
PM Drive/Traffic Anchor
Cox Media Group
GAB Radio Talent Institute Students Say It Best!
Frequently Asked Questions
Each student attending the GAB Radio Talent Institute are able to because of the hard work and financial resources provided by the GAB, in association with the National Radio Talent Systemâ„¢.
The team of professional broadcasters at GAB are dedicated to educating, empowering, and inspiring those sharing a passion for this industry.
We are all truly excited to offer you this this first step in launching your exciting broadcasting career.
The Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) was founded in Savannah, Georgia by William T. Knight in July of 1934. It was founded as a trade association to represent the interests of Georgia's over-the-air radio and television licensees.
Bob Houghton has served as President of the GAB since March of 2012. Today, membership is comprised of more than 500 radio and television broadcasters who reach more than 95% of Georgia's population every week. With offices located in the North Atlanta area, membership covers all 159 counties in the state.
The GAB provides technical, regulatory, and advocacy support to members, as well as offering continuing professional enrichment opportunities designed to keep Georgia broadcasters at the forefront of the industry.
The GAB's business model is designed to allow members to benefit from all the services without requiring dues.
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