Kellar Talent Institute Kicks Off 6th Event

THE MOUTH, JULY 9TH, 2012 –– Twenty eight broadcast professionals will come to the mountaintop to teach during the 6th annual Kellar Radio Talent Institute on the campus of Appalachian State University, July 9th through 18th. The Kellar Radio Talent Institute is an intense 10 day curriculum that has led students to jobs in the industry or a related field and many are now working professionally at CNN, Entercom, Clear Channel, CBS, Beasley, Curtis media, Greater Media. “Most importantly," says Dan Vallie (shown), Founder and Director of the Kellar Radio Talent Institute, “we are developing the next generation of broadcasters." Among the instructors include Allen Shaw, President/CEO of Centennial Communications, Phil Zachary President of Curtis Media, Gary Fisher, Owner of Equity Communications in Atlantic City, NJ. John Reynolds of KISS/K104.7 CBS Charlotte; Jack Daniel, 106.5 The End, Clear Channel Charlotte, Bruce Wheeler and Jason Goodman, WKZL & Rock 92,Leading the air talent and production sessions include Steve Reynolds of the Reynolds Group; Don Anthony, The Mouth/MSBC; John Hancock, WBT Greater Media Charlotte, DZL, 106.5 The End, Clear Channel Charlotte; Arroe Collins, Production Director, Clear Channel Charlotte; Dave Aiken, WKZL and ROCK 92, Greensboro Winston Salem, Tias Shuster, PD B93.7 & Magic 98.9, Entercom Greenville-Spartanburg SC. The Kellar Radio Talent Institute is named for former broadcaster Art Kellar who gave $500,000 through the Kellar Family Foundation to help create the Institute to bring young people into the industry. Art founded EZ Communications in 1970, and merged with American Radio Systems in 1996, which later sold to CBS.


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