The 14th Annual Kellar Radio Talent Institute Returns
Kellar Radio Talent Institute
Nineteen students have successfully completed the unique Kellar Radio Talent Institute radio training program at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The return of the immersive, in-person 10-day professional development course for students also marks the first institute to be produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau since it acquired the National Radio Talent System (NRTS) in August 2020.
During the Kellar Radio Talent Institute, more than 45 broadcast professionals from broadcast companies such as Audacy, Beasley Media Group, Capitol Broadcasting, Curtis Media, Dick Broadcasting, iHeartRadio, Inner Banks Media, and Performance Racing Network, as well as Don Anthony of Talk Show and Morning Show Bootcamp, Erica Farber of RAB and Dan Vallie, Founder of NRTS, participated in and led sessions for students.
Students participated in all sessions, which included topics such as live streaming, sports, news, promotions, production, podcasting, engineering, digital and sales, and all passed the RAB Radio Marketing Professional certification course.
“An integral part of the RAB’s mission is to provide the industry with the tools and resources to help broadcasters attract new sales talent to the medium and improve radio professionalism through training and support. “, said Erica Farber, president and CEO of the RAB. “Bringing back the Talent Institutes was a top priority for RAB, and we’re excited about this year’s Kellar Promotion, All Future Broadcasters.”
Appalachia State’s Kellar Radio Talent Institute is the original institute of the National Radio Talent Systems, which began in 2007. It is the first institute to return in 2022 with a planned strategic rollout to other institutes in the summer of 2023.