Network & Connect and get your start in Podcasting, On Air, Streaming, News/Talk, Sports, Social Media, Sales, Marketing, Promotions and more!
IBA Radio Talent Institute at Columbia College, Chicago, IL, May 13th - 18th, 2024.
APPLICATIONS OPENING SOON! 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 Illinois Broadcast Association Radio Talent Institute™ at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois 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 IBA Radio Talent Institute™ at Columbia College 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
Sample Daily Curriculum
Industry Pros Speaking at IBA 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
IBA Radio Talent Institute Students Say It Best!
Frequently Asked Questions
Illinois Broadcast Foundation
The Illinois Broadcast Foundation (IBF) provides, promotes and facilitates educational opportunities in the broadcast industry through scholarships and grants, preserves the history of broadcasting and facilitates research and career development opportunities in the broadcast industry.Â
Illinois Broadcast Foundation Members:
John Gehron, Chairman, AccuRadio
Larry Nelson-Treasurer/Secretary, Â Nelson Multimedia
Marv Dyson, Director Emeritus, IBAÂ
Carlos Fernandez, Quincy
Marilyn Kushak, Midwest Family Broadcasting
Dennis Lyle, President/CEO, Illinois Broadcasters Association and IBFoundation
Jerry Schnacke, Chicago
Sarah Shellhammer, Jacksonville
Tom Oakley, Quincy
Bayard (Bud) Walters, President, Cromwell Radio Group
Steve Wheeler, Carterville
Frank Whittaker, NBC 5, Chicago
Marty Wilke, Chicago
Dana Withers, Illinois