Finally, the radio industry has a"go to" place to find young talent entering the industry. The Kellar Radio Talent Institute on the campus of Appalachian State University is the inaugural Institute in the National Radio Talent System...the first of its kind in the world.

The National Radio Talent System brings industry professionals from around the state, region and the country to teach during this intensive 10-day summer program. All participating professionals to date, praise and embrace the Institute as a "farm system" to find bright, talented young broadcasters entering the industry.

"Broadcasters at the highest level understand the importance of bringing new talent into the industry, even so, we have never developed an organized and systemized farm system until now,"stated Dan Vallie, Director of the Institute and Founder of the National Radio Talent System. "I am excited that Appalachian State has embraced this innovative talent incubator concept and is teaming with the industry to find, train, coach and develop fresh young talent in every area of broadcasting.

Chancellor Ken Peacock commented" It is a signature program...and it's a tribute to Appalachian State to have been the first in this...it really is a connection from the campus to a career."

Chancellor Ken Peacock discussing the Kellar Radio Talent Institute and the National Radio Talent System.


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How To Use This Site

If you are an industry professional looking for entry level talent for on air, sales, traffic, sports, news, etc, or talent early into their career click on Radio Talent Farm System to find talent now looking to enter the industry, or still in school, or are working in their first part time or full time job starting their career. There you will find their resume, contact information and air check, etc.

If you are a student, click on Guest Professional Faculty to get an understanding of the caliber of professionals that come and teach at the institute, click on Radio Talent Farm System to see students now working in the industry. Click Ccurriculum to see the agenda of the ten day institute, Press to see the national attention the institute receives and apply for application information.

Financial Support

NCAB - North Carolina Association of Broadcasters

Financial support of the Kellar Radio Talent Institute is provided by The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters and the Johnny Jacobs Memorial fund and various individual broadcasters.