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Lombard Campus

Illinois Centers For Broadcasting – Lombard 
455 Eisenhower Lane S. #200
Lombard, IL, 60148
Ph: 630-916-1700 call for a Free Tour!

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 Welcome to the main campus of the Illinois Center for Broadcasting located in the Western suburbs of Chicago! We opened our doors in 1986 and currently have six partner campus located in Illinois, Ohio, Colorado, and Florida.If you’ve ever experienced more traditional education, when you visit ICB/Lombard you’ll immediately notice how unique our campus is. With hands-on training by professional broadcasters who are working in the industry NOW, flexible day and night classes, we feature an interactive curriculum that showcases all the areas of media. From on-air skill sets to behind the scenes, from Radio to Television to Web Based Media, our campus is a working training center for gaining multiple skills that lead to real careers in the media industry.

Located on the corner of Eisenhower Lane and Finley Road, students participate in weekly radio and tv shows at live stations doing sports, music or entertainment/news formats. With two live TV studios that feature NewTek’s Tricaster system, multiple digital audio and video work studios, our students focus on the same content and programming that they will do in the real world. From 30 minute newscasts, to music videos and talk shows and creating websites, the amount of creativity and industry knowledge is brimming out of ICB/Lombard! Our schools 3 internet radio stations are staffed and operated by current students and graduates allowing opportunities to gain the training that will lead to exciting and rewarding media careers.

If that wasn’t enough, our students get to intern at radio and tv stations located in the number 3 market in the country, Chicago! Our student’s intern at NBC, FOX, WGN, B96, ESPN, WSCR “The Score”, Comcast, KISS FM, and pretty much every other station and studio in Chicago. It’s an amazing opportunity to work alongside some of the top talent and producers in the country.

If you’ve ever thought about doing something creative, challenging and exciting – a career in media from the Illinois Center for Broadcasting might be for you. If you’ve ever enjoyed entertaining and engaging an audience, or producing audio, video or something on the web, then ICB/Lombard is the right place for you! Ask grads like Matt Abbatacola (WSCR), Sondra Solarte (FOX News), Noel Montenegro (NBC 5), Danielle Tufano (95.9 The River) or Nancy Hernandez (ESPN Deportes) just to name a few……

Better yet, schedule a tour of our campus with us and find out for yourself if a media career is for you!

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Guest Speaker: Lisa Tyler – WXLC Radio Lisa Tyler, morning co-host of 102.3FM, WXLC Radio is a 2003 Lombard ICB graduate who recently visited her alma mater on 7-23-13 to talk about her career as a talent. Lisa shared with the students that she had grocery bags worth of audio demo tapes that she shared with her friends. Ms. Tyler confessed that...
Guest Speaker: Dawn Avello – Q-ROCK Host Dawn Avello, a former ICB instructor and currently a Q-ROCK afternoon host, emphasized during her guest lecture that the notion that “there aren’t any jobs is just not true.” As Dawn suggested, you have to be flexible and be willing to do whatever job might be available…so if that requires being a reporter, (even though...
Chris Allen – Supervising Producer – WGN-TV Speaks At The ICB Lombard Campus CHRIS ALLEN – SUPERVISING PRODUCER – WGN-TV – AUGUST 7, 2013 – 9:30 AM – LOMBARD, IL Chris Allen is a native Chicagoan who went to Mississippi State for college. Upon taking a class in media he knew that he wanted to get into broadcasting. Chris secured a summer internship at WGN-TV and made it...
Laura Miller from NBC Universal visits ICB Lombard Campus On 7-29-2013, Laura Miller, NBC Universal Transmission Engineer met with the students at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Lombard Campus. Ms. Miller pointed out to the students that the broadcast/media industry is ever evolving, requiring constant education of new technology and being flexible enough to go with the changes. Laura highly suggested that the students...
Beth Reynolds from Hubbard Broadcast Talent visits ICB! After receiving a tour of the facilities at the Lombard Campus of the Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Beth Reynolds spent time visiting with about 40 students who wanted to hear about her experience as a veteran radio talent of Hubbard Broadcasting’s REWIND 100.3, WILV-FM. Beth talked about the duties she is expected to perform when...
Kati Waldron Traffic Manager for Next Media Speaks to ICB Students On June 18, 2013, Katie Waldron, graduate of the Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB), came to campus to share her experiences with current students. Kati works as the Traffic Manager for Next Media. While enrolled in the program at ICB, Kati interned with Q101. Waldron spoke to students about the importance of keeping an open...
ESPN’s Mitchell Leach Visits ICB Lombard Campus Mitchell Leach, Content Associate for ESPN at their headquarters in Bristol, CT, is an Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB) 2007 graduate. He spoke at the ICB Lombard campus about his experiences and gave students important tips for being successful in the field of broadcasting. Leach started at Fox Chicago after graduating from ICB and worked...
ICB Graduate Dan Wolf’s Return to Campus Dan Wolf was a guest speaker 5/23/13 at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting’s Lombard Campus. Dan is a 2002 graduate of the broadcast media school and he is currently the Morning Show Producer for the Brant Miller Show on 94.7 WLS-FM at Cumulus Media Networks in Chicago, IL. Dan was very excited to back on...
Kelli Walker Visits ICB Kelli Walker,a 2001 graduate of the Illinois Center for Broadcasting – Lombard Campus, was our featured guest speaker on 5/8/2013. Kelli currently works as an On-Air Traffic Reporter for Clear Channel Chicago, and Total Traffic Network doing morning and afternoon drive traffic reporting for stations such as WLIT-FM 93.9, WGCI 107.5, 103-5 KISS-FM, and WVAZ...
Chuck Swirsky Broadcasting Insights Chuck Swirsky, play by play radio announcer for the Chicago Bulls sat down with us and told us what it really takes to be a great broadcaster and how he got started in the business.