The Kellar Radio Talent Institute at Appalachian State University is the brainchild of Dan "Vallie" Hill, practitioner-in-residence in the Department of Communication and WASU-FM manager. The institute is the first and oldest of its kind, and is a rigorous, 10-day workshop, training and networking event for students and recent graduates looking to develop and enhance their skills. Attendees from around the country learn all aspects of radio—including production, sales and marketing, on-air programming, copywriting, musical selection and more—from some of the best industry professionals and experts in the field. Hill developed the institute to give students an innovative educational experience not available anywhere else. Each year, he invites experts at the top of their fields to mentor aspiring talent during the immersive, 10-day event. There are now six other Radio Talent Institutes following Hill’s model at universities across the country.
Applications for the 2017 institute, which runs June 5-14, are due Friday, March 10. Learn more or apply to the Kellar Radio Talent Institute.