10 Famous Film-making Effects to Steal for your Next Movie

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On September 26, 2016
Technological advancements have led film audiences to expect a lot out of big-screen cinema. As a result, an impressive range of special effects has arisen since the days of classic movies like Citizen Kane. Sometimes, graphics have changed noticeably even between installments of the same film franchise: just look at Transformers 2007 and then take […]
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The Top Five Chicago Cubs Broadcasters in History

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 5, 2016
Nothing says Chicago broadcasting quite like Cubs announcers. Throughout history, these men have had quite an influence on not just the city, but the entire country. Fans turn to their Cubs announcers for both entertainment and play-by-play action during baseball games. Chicago’s Top Five Broadcasters Harry Caray: Harry has to be the all-time fan favorite. […]
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How the Media Has Got Female Sports Broadcasters All Wrong

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On August 23, 2016
When we speak of professional sports, we’re almost always talking about men’s sports. While the top female athletes certainly deserve our attention, the big money is still in men’s sports. That’s why most broadcasters gravitate to that side of the gender divide. In the not-so-distant past, female sports broadcasters were not commonly seen on the […]
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Our Predictions on What Broadcasting Will Become in the Next Five Years

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On August 16, 2016
At Media Schools, we believe that the next five years for broadcasters will see the further blending of communication services by traditional networks, internet upstarts, and information technology giants. This trend has been the undercurrent—and occasionally the rip tide—powering (and often disrupting) the communications world over the past five years, and it will only accelerate. […]
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What Wikipedia Won’t Tell You about Working in Media Marketing

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On August 9, 2016
Media marketing is a field unlike any other. It combines the research and ground work of journalism with the high stakes pressure of a live audience. Some people fall in love with the rush of hunting down a story and bringing it to an audience in a way that makes an impact and reaches into […]
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Our Favorite Media Bloopers of All Time

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 30, 2016
Mistakes happen to everyone, but when you work in the media, mishaps are magnified and can then be seen by millions of people if video goes viral. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite media bloopers. Today’s challenge for anyone enrolled in one of the nation’s best broadcast journalism programs: try to match […]
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Independent Media Outlets You Should Know

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 30, 2016
These days it seems as though many people are focusing on local or national news outlets without really thinking beyond their rhetoric to look at their biases. Perhaps, we should all think more broadly, and look to achieve a well-rounded worldview by exploring independent media outlets. Here are a few independent media outlets you should […]
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How Your Social Media Life Can Help or Hurt your Career

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On July 11, 2016
Social media is absolutely everywhere these days. From high school kids looking for internships to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, everybody under the sun is using it. People in the entertainment or news business, whether they work behind the camera or microphone or out in front, are among the most-followed on the internet. That means […]
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Media Blogs You Should Follow Now

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On July 4, 2016
If you are looking for some new social media blogs to follow, there are literally thousands to choose from online. But, you’ve only got so much time, so you can’t read them all. Your time is important, so focus on blogs that give you the most bang for your (hypothetical) buck. Blogs that offer high […]
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How the Apps on Your Phone Can Help Curate Great News Stories

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On June 27, 2016
In today’s digital world, news is available at your fingertips. You can turn to the web for news updates, to Twitter, to Facebook, or to your phone. In today’s world, we don’t just want to read the news. We want it really delivered to us, not just tossed into our driveways like a newspaper. We want […]
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Seven Personality Traits that Make You Great for TV Broadcasting

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On June 21, 2016
TV Broadcasting is one of the most exciting fields to work in and if you’re one of many people who’ve always wanted to be on television regularly, our media schools can give you the education you need to get started. You may be wondering if you’re truly cut out for the profession. It’s one thing […]
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How Understanding Digital Marketing Can Make You a Better Newscaster

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On June 9, 2016
The broadcasting industry and newscasters as a whole have struggled in recent years to adapt to the way social media and web-based content marketing have overtaken our everyday lives. In many cases information spreads so quickly through those platforms that the newscaster almost seems behind the times when they finally get a chance to make their reports. […]
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The Top NFL Announcers on the Air Today

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 2, 2016
NFL announcers are a rare, talented breed. They have to not only follow the game while commentating on each play, but also have high knowledge of the sport and relay that information in a concise, personable way. This is a look at some of the top announcers in the league today. Troy Aikman Troy Aikman […]
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Hottest Podcasts of 2016

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On June 2, 2016
When Spotify eats your cellular data and you haven’t updated your iTunes music folder in what feels like a decade, it may be time to fall in love with a new podcast. With thousands to choose from, ranging from fitness and comedy to science and sports – it’s harder than ever to commit to just […]
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Tips for Breaking into the Radio Broadcasting Industry

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 1, 2016
You enjoy listening to the radio as you drive around and often wish you could be the one in the radio host’s seat. You don’t have to keep daydreaming about this possibility – you can make it a reality! Use these tips to get your foot in the radio door so – eventually – everyone […]
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Highest Paying Jobs in Film Production

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 31, 2016
Hollywood would have you believe everyone in film production is rich. This, however, is not the case! In fact, according to the Screen Actors Guild, the median income for actors is $5,000 a year – indicating that most actors do, indeed, have “day jobs.” So, what are the highest-paying jobs in film production? Let’s take […]
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Types of Lighting Used in TV Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 2, 2016
Few production tools have a more profound an effect on a television broadcast than the set lighting. It enhances the mood, focuses attention, and enables the audience to clearly see what the director wants them to see. More specifically, it affects and controls the quality, color temperature, and intensity of the broadcast image, and that […]
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Best Equipment Used for Radio Broadcasts

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 1, 2016
Producing your own Internet radio broadcast can be quite simple these days, but it isn’t easy to do if you don’t have the right equipment. When you use quality gear, you have the right tools to produce a professional on-air broadcast and master the skills necessary to have a long and successful career in radio […]
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How Erin Andrews Hit the Big Time

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On April 27, 2016
It takes more than a pretty face to hit it big in sports journalism. Erin Andrews proves this point as she continues to slay the boundaries set for women in the past when it comes to sports with her knowledge and the ambition to follow her passion. Early life Erin Andrews grew up an athlete […]
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How Can You Create Your Own Podcast?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On April 27, 2016
There are few better things at getting you prepared for a career in broadcasting than by producing your own podcast program. A podcast is a simple digital audio recording that virtually anyone with a computer, microphone, and Internet connection can do from home and then make available for listening online. Podcasts can be produced for […]
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How DJ Khaled’s Strategy Can Translate to Your Success

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 30, 2016
If you’re active on any of the big social media platforms, you’ve no doubt seen and heard about DJ Khaled, the hip-hop entrepreneur who has made his way from obscurity to a two million-strong group of followers who view every single one of his Snapchats. A Social Media Phenomenon Arises How, exactly, has DJ Khaled […]
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Top Female Sports Broadcasters

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 23, 2016
The world of sports broadcasting has been traditionally a male-dominated one but, in recent years, there have been some truly outstanding female sportscasters who’ve been paving the way for young ladies who want to join their male colleagues under the bright lights. There are ups and downs, but mostly ups if you ask these following […]
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How to Make Your Videos Go Viral

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 16, 2016
You’ve set up a YouTube channel, started making videos, gathered a few subscribers and shared your videos on social media. Whether you’re just starting out in the world of online media or you have a steady stream of views trickling in, the ultimate goal is to make viral videos that spread across the internet like […]
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What Do Audio Technicians Do?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 8, 2016
The job title of Audio Technician is used to describe people who work in a variety of broadcasting and media fields who are responsible for capturing audio signals. This involves the setup and maintenance of audio equipment, including everything from the microphones and cables to the monitors, speakers and sound mixer. In addition to the […]
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How to Turn Your Love of Sports into a Career

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 7, 2016
As the old adage goes, if you can find a way to make a living doing something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. While that sentiment may be a bit overly optimistic, if you are among the many millions of Americans who love sports, finding a way to make a living from […]
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Tips for Becoming a TV Reporter

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 22, 2016
Are you interested in a fast-paced, exciting career? As a TV reporter, you’ll have the opportunity to share breaking news with the public, either in front of the camera or as a part of the behind-the-scenes team. Read on for more information about beginning your career as a TV reporter. Know Your Stuff Those who […]
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How Do Radio DJs Become Successful?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 15, 2016
Radio DJs look like they have a lot of fun, mixing songs and getting heard over the airwaves. However, there is a lot more to becoming a DJ than just knowing how to flow one song into another. The process of learning to DJ on the radio takes time and effort. Just learning to match […]
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How Do I Become a TV Reporter?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 1, 2016
So, you have been entertaining the idea of becoming a TV reporter? Working in television can be exciting, rewarding and fun. Becoming a successful TV reporter doesn’t happen overnight – it takes education, hard work, and sometimes even a little bit of luck. Along with an education in broadcasting, you need to possess the right […]
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Five Things a Radio Broadcast Student Can’t Live Without

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 30, 2016
Radio Broadcast students have exciting career prospects ahead of them. You dream of the things you will say on the air when you make it big and you know the world is your oyster. As you make your way through the media programs, there are a lot of things that can help you along the […]
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Five Things a Television Broadcast Student Can’t Live Without

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 29, 2016
If you are a television broadcast student, you are likely excited about your future! You want to finish your schooling and move on to the exciting career you know is ahead of you. There are many things you will want to have on hand, but these five are essential items in order to help you […]
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Seven Moments Every TV Broadcast Student Live For

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 29, 2016
There are a lot of great moments that every TV broadcast student looks back on with fond memories. There’s nothing quite like having classmates envy your “homework” or be so jealous of your internship at the local television station that they very nearly turn green! Hearing everyone else griping about their hours and hours of […]
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How to Dress for TV Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 22, 2016
Reporters in TV broadcasting are expected to produce short, visually compelling stories that directly impact viewers. Video cameras are everywhere today, so you should always be prepared for your next appearance. Despite advances in film technology, cameras can distort many images, while some colors and patterns look different in person than they do on air. […]
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Five Historic Radio Broadcasts

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 23, 2015
Radio broadcasts have informed people about some of the most profound historical events of the last two centuries. With today’s internet radio, the radio broadcast will continue to have a niche in providing news and entertainment to an information- and entertainment-hungry world. Consider the following five historic events that came to mass attention via radio […]
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Famous TV Broadcasters: Al Roker

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 21, 2015
If you are interested in going into the broadcasting business as a possible television personality, Al Roker is an excellent individual to study. While he initially cut his teeth on weather reporting, he went on to become a mainstay on NBC’s Today Show and has continued to be one of the longest tenured co-hosts on the program. […]
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Famous TV Broadcasters- Gwen Ifill

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 20, 2015
Journalist. Moderator. Scholar. Trailblazer. These four terms only break the surface of the complex and distinguished person that is Gwen Ifill.  Born the daughter of a minister, Ifill was a fifth child who was born in New York City. She is a 1977 graduate of Simmons College in Boston with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Ifill received hands on […]
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10 Signs that You Work in a Radio Station

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 19, 2015
When working in any profession, there are going to be certain activities, phrases, and actions that are unique to the line of work you do. The same is true in a radio station. If you currently work in a radio station, you can probably relate to most, if not all of these 10 signs. 1. […]
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Microphone Types and Their Uses for Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 16, 2015
One of the best inventions of modern science is the microphone. There are many different types of these little wonders, each crafted for a specific purpose. Some are designed for musical instruments, others for vocals and others are multi-purpose. Broadcasting microphone features Broadcasting microphones are used in radio studios and are ideal for announcing and voiceovers. Virtually […]
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Six Phrases to Learn for TV Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 16, 2015
If you have ever explored a TV station, then you have likely heard background chatter filled with slang that you could not quite understand. Much like other high-tech businesses, TV broadcasting uses very specific expressions and idioms. Different countries on various continents often use the very same expressions no matter where you go. This shows […]
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Five Historic Television Broadcasts

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 16, 2015
Television has helped the world share in many memorable moments. Most of us got our first glimpse of these breaking stories via a television broadcast and we will dicuss five such stories here. Some are heartbreaking, some are heartwarming, but they all brought our nation together around our TV sets. September 11, 2001 The events […]
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Famous Radio Broadcasters: Tokyo Rose

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 16, 2015
Iva Toguri, an American citizen born to Japanese immigrants was commonly referred to as Tokyo Rose by the Allied troops during World War II. Toguri was a famous radio presenter who spread Japanese propaganda during the war. The aim of the broadcasts was to lower the morale of the Allied troops in the Pacific. The troops often […]
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Meet Nicole Linsalata!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 10, 2015
Join us on 12/17/2015 at 10:00 am as we welcome Nicole Linsalata! Nicole joined 7 NEWS in August 2005 as a General Assignment Reporter. Prior to that she gained experience at a CBS affiliate in Seattle, WZVN-TV in Fort Myers and at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, covering hurricanes, the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. and the deadly tornadoes in South […]
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Join Us for Our First Annual Film Festival!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 4, 2015
Illinois Media School is hosting our FIRST ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL Open to all ICB/IMS Lombard STUDENTS and GRADUATES! You have THREE WEEKS to create and submit your short film Submissions DUE DECEMBER 30TH! Video Length: 7-15 minutes SIX Award Categories (something to add to your trophy case) Friday January 15th : Viewing party, voting and […]
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OMS Welcomes Josh Cribbs!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 4, 2015
The Ohio Media School, Cleveland Campus, is pleased to announce that Josh Cribbs will be a guest speaker on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:15pm. Josh has played in the NFL for 10 seasons and is currently a football analyst for WKYC-TV. Josh will talk about what it’s like to be on both sides of […]
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Seminar: Build Your Brand Through Social Media

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 2, 2015
Join us on 12/15/2015 at 1:30pm as we welcome Social Media Director of Amendola Communications, Joy DiNaro! In this information packed seminar, you will learn how to use social media to create a strong brand for yourself as you build your career in broadcasting. You’ll learn: • How to create your social media network by […]
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Meet Dane Neal!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 25, 2015
Join us on December 1st at 6:30 as we welcome Dane Neal! Dane Neal is a host and creator of both local and national radio programs and food features having aired on hundreds of stations for over 15 years. When it comes to “Food Radio”, for the better part of a decade Dane Neal has […]
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Join Us for Our Sports Radio Panel!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 25, 2015
Learn from the best in the biz as we welcome Chris Bleck, Danny Zederman, and Nick Friedell to our campus to discuss what techniques they use each day as producers and reporters in the sports media industry. Chris Bleck is the UIC Basketball pregame and postgame show host, and ESPN Radio producer. Danny Zederman is […]
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10 Signs That You Work in a TV Station

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 16, 2015
It doesn’t matter if you have been working in a television station for years or if you are just looking for your first job out of school, eventually there are going to be certain things you can relate to that other people outside of the broadcast industry simply can’t. Here is a list of 10 signs […]
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Seven Must-Have Skills to be a Multimedia Journalist

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 16, 2015
Over the last few years, journalism has changed rapidly as technology allowed for easier access to the news. Today, with the widespread mobile use of the Internet, journalism is evolving into even more areas. A multimedia journalist must be able to share stories and newsworthy articles over a wider range of outlets by using a […]
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Six Phrases to Learn for Radio Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 16, 2015
Have you ever toured a radio station before and heard background conversations peppered with lingo you just did not understand? Someone talked about a clambake and you assumed it was a new restaurant in town, or a different individual brought up a belly punch and you rushed to the window because you thought a fight […]
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Famous TV Broadcasters: Dan Patrick

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 15, 2015
If you have ever watched sports on TV with more than just a passing interest, then you have at least heard the name Dan Patrick. For decades, his name was synonymous with ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter. His radio show has also been on the air since 1999 and even though he left ESPN in 2007, the […]
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Famous TV Broadcasters: Lou Dobbs

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 13, 2015
Lou Dobbs Studying and learning from the famous television broadcasters before you is always an excellent course of study. It allows you to take in their experiences and use what they learned while building from it. One of the most famous TV broadcasters and radio personalities still on the air is Lou Dobbs. He has […]
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Five Books Every Radio Broadcaster Should Read

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 13, 2015
As someone interested in the radio industry, chances are you are focused on the technology at hand, improving your voice and looking into different ways to help yourself stand out. To that end, some of the most important information you can use to prepare yourself for such a career is found in a handful of […]
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Are You Next? Power 107.5 Contest!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 10, 2015
Ohio Media School and Power 107.5 are collaborating to find the NEXT BIG STAR to be featured on the airwaves and online throughout the Columbus, OH area! Beginning Wednesday, October 28th to January 12th, Power listeners can submit a :30 MAX video on our Facebook page (under the “CONTEST” tab) explaining AS CREATIVE AS POSSIBLE why […]
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Seven Moments Every Radio Broadcast Student Lives For

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 8, 2015
There are seven moments every radio broadcast student lives for. A radio broadcast student trains daily to work in a world of audience participation. The profession is a lot of hard work and requires perseverance, but – every once in a while – a student gets the opportunity to live the broadcasters dream Studying Your Favorite Movie Most […]
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Tips for Writing Radio News Scripts

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 4, 2015
Creating radio new scripts is definitely a different process than writing for television or print. In radio, you must be able to catch the listeners’ attention immediately. Depending on the station and the element of the feed, radio news scripts range from 30 to 90 seconds. As a radio announcer, you will need to be […]
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Meet Erika Del Sordo

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 3, 2015
Join us on Thursday 11/5/2015 at 6:30pm as we welcome Erika Del Sordo. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations aren’t required, but space is limited and are filling fast. If you’d like to guarantee your seat, complete the registration form below!
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Contest: B96 Jingle Bash Reporter

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 3, 2015
Do You Have What It Takes To Be Backstage?!?   The winner of the B96 Jingle Bash Reporter Audition will have the opportunity to hang out with B96 personalities and personnel before the Jingle Bash and will experience first-hand visibility, including a ‘backstage’ tour, a pair of premium tickets, meet and greet passes, and an […]
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Seminar: Writing the Biography & Self Publishing

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 30, 2015
Join us for this free seminar, hosted by best-selling author, James Riordan. James is the author of thirty-three books, and his first book, The Platinum Rainbow (written with Bob Monaco in 1980), became the largest selling book ever written about the music business He currently has 3 new books in the works, has written a […]
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Seminar: Writing For Film & Getting a Film Deal

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 30, 2015
Join us for this free seminar, hosted by best-selling author, James Riordan. James is the author of thirty-three books, and his first book, The Platinum Rainbow (written with Bob Monaco in 1980), became the largest selling book ever written about the music business He currently has 3 new books in the works, has written a […]
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Meet Brave Williams!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 30, 2015
The Illinois Media School, Chicago Campus, is pleased to announce that Brave Williams, Lead Singer, will be a guest speaker on Windy City Underground Monday, November 16, 2015 at 10:00am Brave is the Lead Singer for the MTV reality show “P. Diddy’s Making the Band”.  Brave also co-founded an all-girl group named Richgirl. Brave will […]
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Lighting Equipment for Video Production

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 26, 2015
Lighting is an essential part of any video production. When you watch a student film or movie made by amateurs, what is it that stands out the most? While often inferior acting and possibly incorrect camera angles might also be at play, it is usually the poor lighting that draws the most attention. Lighting can […]
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Five Books Every TV Broadcaster Should Read

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 26, 2015
TV broadcasting is the career choice of many college-aged students today. If you are interested in preparing for a successful run as a broadcaster, there are five books that you should make it a point to read. Each book will give you a different look at your chosen field. The first and most important book you’ll want […]
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Tips for Writing Television News Scripts

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 23, 2015
When working in television, especially television news, it is very important to have quality writing. The information needs to be concise, to the point and yet informative without any sort of opinion interjected into it. This can make it difficult, especially for individuals just starting off in the industry. If you are looking to improve […]
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New-Start to Broadcasting Seminar

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 22, 2015
Join us for our next Start to Broadcasting Seminar! This free event will give attendees a complete overview of our program and the resources needed for your shot to land a new career in the broadcasting industry. Tour our campus, meet with the staff, and learn about our new Emphasis Programs available to our graduates […]
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Tips for Improving Your Radio Voice

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 21, 2015
Do you have a love for all things radio? Would you like to speak to millions of listeners around the country, either with a talk show, a top 40 radio program or some other type of show? If so, heading to broadcasting school is an excellent opportunity for you. Now, some people have a great […]
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Essential TV Shows for Broadcasters

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 21, 2015
If you are considering going into broadcasting, you probably have a love for all things television and production. But what actually goes on behind the scenes when the cameras are and are not rolling? After all, you don’t really get to see any of that on TV. With the help of a few television shows, […]
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Tips for Shooting Video for Broadcast

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 19, 2015
If you are interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting and have a keen eye for video, perhaps becoming a videographer is in your career path. When you go to school, you are going to learn many tips and techniques about how to improve not only your framing and shot selection, but how to make […]
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Want to Co-Host Posted on the Corner?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 16, 2015
  Want a chance to co-host “Posted on the Corner” w/Incognito, Africa, and DJ Steph Floss? Co-hosting comes with some perks! You’ll also win a pair of Beats headphones, a MacBook Pro, AND a $2000 scholarship. The first step is easy, call Dianne or Ryan at 216-503-5900, or complete the form below for more details. […]
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Join Us For Our 1st Annual Zombie Crawl!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 16, 2015
 Join us for our first zombie crawl on Wednesday October 28th! Zombies’ can participate anytime between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm! You’ll receive a clue sheet upon arrival, and at 6:30 pm we’ll be presenting prizes followed by movie screenings. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public! Reservations aren’t necessary, but you may […]
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Dr. Garrard McClendon to Visit Campus Monday Morning!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 16, 2015
Join us on Monday, 10/19/2015 at 10:00 am as we welcome Dr. Garrard McClendon! Dr. McClendon is an Emmy award winning talk show host, professor, and author. He has hosted TV and radio shows, The McClendon Report, Garrard McClendon Live on CLTV, and Off 63rd with Garrard McClendon on WYCC. He is a documentary filmmaker, owning […]
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Free Voice Over Seminar Hosted by Denny Farrell

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 16, 2015
Join us on 10/22/2015 for a free Voice Over Seminar hosted by Radio Legend Denny Farrell. During this seminar, attendees will learn all the tips and tricks associated with the art of a Voice Over. Reservations aren’t required, but, space is limited and filling up fast. Please call 630-916-1700 to save your seat, or complete […]
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Famous TV Broadcasters: Al Roker

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 14, 2015
If you are interested in going into the broadcasting business as a possible television personality, Al Roker is an excellent individual to study. While he initially cut his teeth on weather reporting, he went on to become a mainstay on NBC’s Today Show and has continued to be one of the longest tenured co-hosts on the program. […]
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Five Things That Make Broadcasters Smile

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 13, 2015
Broadcasting is a dream for many people from all walks of life. With the right training, you can become a top broadcaster yourself and Be On Air can help you get that training. Follow these important tips and you’ll stand out at your position and make your boss – and other broadcast pros – smile. […]
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5 Under Appreciated Jobs In Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 9, 2015
            In the world of broadcasting, most of all the glory goes to a handful of positions. This is the anchors and those who appear on camera, the directors and also the producers. Depending on the production and whether it is for live broadcasting or for film, the director of […]
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Top 10 Sportscasters

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 9, 2015
When you think about professional sports you may think of classic athletes like Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan and Walter Payton. Or maybe you think of present day greats who are still lacing up their cleats today like LeBron James, Tom Brady or Yasiel Puig instead. The athletes aren’t the only performers who make games memorable though, the other crucial performers […]
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Important TV Jobs Behind the Camera

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 5, 2015
Many people fantasize about being on television, but those we see on camera are far from the only people working in the broadcasting industry. Here are a few fun behind-the-scenes-television jobs that could be yours one day. Cameraperson In the event that you have a PC with a camera and an account with YouTube, you’ve […]
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Five Struggles Only a Cameraperson Would Understand

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 5, 2015
If you tell someone you are a camera operator, chances are your friends and family will automatically think you are holding some small, handheld device, just like they did while recording your elementary school soccer game. Professional camera operators know full well it isn’t exactly the same! Depending on the size of the film crew […]
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Lip Sync or Swim II

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 29, 2015
  Do you have what it takes? Bring it! Join us on Wednesday, October 21st for our second Lip Sync or Swim Event! This event is free, but we highly recommend that you reserve your seat!
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The Devil is in the Demo

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 29, 2015
Whether you’re getting ready to graduate, or just beginning, this seminar will put you in touch with the latest demo designs and techniques. This seminar will take place on 10/9/2015 at 2:00pm, and will be hosted by Don Clark and Dion Walker. You can RSVP for this seminar by emailing Don @dclark@beonair.com See you next […]
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Class Preview with Raul Striker Jr!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 25, 2015
Join us on September 30th at 10:00am for our October Days Class Preview! Our guest speakers will include Raul Striker Jr., and DD Defelice. Raul Striker, Jr. begins his 13th year as the Marlins play-by-play secondary audio programming television announcer. Striker, Jr. has called all Marlins home games since 2003 on SAP. In addition, Striker, […]
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John Wiedeman to Receive Hall of Fame Nomination

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 16, 2015
On September 29th @ 6:30pm, John Wiedeman, the Play-by-Play voice of Blackhawks hockey, will be receiving his nomination into the inaugural Illinois Media School, formerly the Illinois Center for Broadcasting Hall of Fame class of 2016. John Wiedeman is in his 10th season as the Radio Play-by-Play voice of Blackhawks hockey on WGN Radio AM-720. […]
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Career Fair & Media Marketing Panel Discussion

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 16, 2015
Join us for our Career Fair and Media Marketing Panel Discussion. This event will take place September 23, 2015, beginning at 6:30 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. at the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, 5330 East Main St. in Columbus, Ohio. The purpose for the event is to give all recent graduates and current students the opportunity to […]
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Famous TV Broadcasters: Connie Chung

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 9, 2015
Only the second woman to co-anchor a major television network’s nightly newscast, as well as the first Asian-American to accomplish the same achievement, Connie Chung is a TV legend. She was born and raised in the Washington, DC area, the daughter of a Chinese Intelligence Officer. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a […]
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Famous Radio Broadcasters: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 9, 2015
Broadcasting has been a great career for many African-Americans and few in the industry are as celebrated as Charlayne Hunter-Gault of Due West, South Carolina With a population of less than 1500, according to the 2010 census, a number that was probably much lower when Hunter grew up there, you can imagine that she would excel at […]
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Famous TV Broadcasters: Howard Cosell

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 31, 2015
As Howard Cosell himself noted, he never played the game. Yet, Cosell remains one of the most beloved and iconic sports broadcasters of all time. During his long broadcasting career, Cosell became renowned for his sports journalism, his many interviews with Muhammad Ali, and his commentary during Monday Night Football broadcasts. TV Guide, in 1993, […]
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Tips for Writing Radio News Scripts

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 31, 2015
In some ways, radio is easier than television broadcasts as you only need to focus in on the audio aspect of the production. However, it can also be more difficult, in that everything hinges on the quality of the audio. This means your audio needs to be even better than anything a listener might find […]
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Tips for a First Time Interviewer

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 26, 2015
You’ve passed your classes with top marks and you’ve started your broadcasting careers. Now, you must conduct your very first broadcast interview. The idea of your first interview brings excitement and nervousness. Your first broadcast interview can start you off on the career you have dreamed about your entire life. As you begin to prepare […]
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Nielsen Ratings Explained

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 26, 2015
Chances are, even if you just have an interest in broadcasting and haven’t started up your educational career or professional life yet, you have heard of the Nielsen ratings. Television reports, news broadcasts and other outlets use Nielsen ratings to indicate how popular a program is. But what exactly are the Nielsen ratings and how […]
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Join Us Live for Graduation Friday at 4pm!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 21, 2015
If you can’t join us at Colorado Media School for the celebration, you can watch #12/8 Days graduation ceremony LIVE at 4pm MT. Standby… Watch live streaming video from beonaircolorado at livestream.com
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What is the National Association of Broadcasters?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 20, 2015
Have you always wanted to go into the broadcasting field? If so, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has something to offer you. It’s a great place to begin and many famous broadcasters made their start there. What exactly is the NAB? The NAB is a trade association representing the interests of broadcasters, both for […]
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Famous TV Broadcasters: Walter Cronkite

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 20, 2015
Walter Cronkite was the king of newscasters during the 1960s and into the early 1980s. So familiar was his face and voice that many polls over the years named him the “most trusted man in America.” Even Presidents paid attention to what he had to say on the CBS Evening News, to the extent that […]
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Congratulations Herb Lawrence!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 13, 2015
Join us on Monday  August 17th, at 6:30 pm as we honor Illinois Media School graduate Herb Lawrence, former Host and Producer at 670 THE Score, as a nominee for the Illinois Media School Graduate Hall Of Fame! After our presentation, there will be Q&A session about our new Sports Broadcasting Program. Please RSVP at […]
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Five Things You Are Guaranteed to Hear on a News Set

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 12, 2015
Working on on a television news set is an exciting opportunity. It can also be an intimidating one, especially if it’s your first time. Simply put, you need to be prepared. Here are five things you’re guaranteed to hear on a news set: 1. Warm Props: This term is used for camera shots containing employees walking […]
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Five Struggles Only Broadcasters Understand

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 12, 2015
Broadcasting, like many industries, has its own challenges that few outside of the business know about, let alone comprehend. Here’s a look at five situational struggles which are unique to broadcasting. 1. Clapper/Slate Information The clapper/slate needs to have specific pieces of information: The key number that matches the number the ad is booked under. […]
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Famous TV Broadcasters: Barbara Walters

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 3, 2015
If you are looking at pursuing a career in journalism or broadcasting, learning about those who have come before you is a good idea. Learning about the greats can help shed light on what these professionals had to go through to reach the top. After all, it isn’t always easy. Few trips to the top […]
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2015 Super Bowl Was the Most-Watched TV Broadcast Ever

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 3, 2015
Americans are so serious about the Super Bowl, that we consider the day the game is played a virtual national holiday! This year’s teams, the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, were arch rivals. The Patriots had already won three previous Super Bowls in the 21st century under the guidance of quarterback Tom Brady […]
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Famous TV Broadcasters: John Madden

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 28, 2015
For any fan of the National Football League, John Madden has become a personality that transcended his game broadcasts on TV. Madden served as a professional coach and has lent his name to an extremely popular video game franchise. Early Life Born April 10, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota, John Madden grew up in Daly City, […]
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Amazing Inventions that Changed Broadcasting Forever

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 28, 2015
Broadcasting is relatively new when it comes to possible career choices. Traditional broadcasting has been around for just over 100 years, which – in the grand scheme of things – is a short time. However, in this 100 year span, there have been some truly incredible broadcasting inventions. If you are looking to learn about […]
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Prepare for your career in Broadcasting!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 28, 2015
Prepare for your career in Broadcasting! The Hispanic Media Broadcasting Program provides real world training to give you the skills to work in broadcasting. If you want to work in Public Relations, as a Reporter or Corespondent our program provides you with real world training and knowledge. To receive your media kit and more information […]
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Advance Your Media Sales Career Here!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 27, 2015
Our Media Sales and Marketing Program provides contemporary and traditional skills in digital marketing, terrestrial advertising, and new media branding. This program helps the beginner, intermediate, or experienced broadcast media professional become more competitive in a new media landscape.  
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Looking to Expand Your Career in Film or Video Production?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 27, 2015
The Film and Video Production Program provides contemporary and traditional skills in modern production of digital video content. This program helps the intermediate, or experienced multimedia professional learn more about modern styles and technical skills.  
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Prepare for your career in Hispanic Media Broadcasting!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 27, 2015
The Hispanic Media Broadcasting Program provides real world training to give you the skills to work in broadcasting. If you want to work in Public Relations, as a Reporter or Corespondent our program provides you with real world training and knowledge. To receive your media kit and more information about this 6 month program, click […]
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Columbus Campus Wins ACCSC’s School of Excellence Award!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2015 The Ohio Center for Broadcasting’s Columbus Campus is Presented ACCSC’s 2014-2015 “School of Excellence” Award Campus Will Accept Award in Arlington, VA on September 9, 2015 Columbus, OH – The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC) has named The Ohio Center for Broadcasting’s Columbus campus as a “School […]
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Famous Radio Broadcasters: Diane Rehm

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 23, 2015
Diane Rehm is one of the most popular radio personalities on air today. Every week over 2.2 million listeners tune into her Washington D.C. based radio program The Diane Rehm Show. Rehm’s deep personality and fast mind help make her a perfect fit when interviewing the movers and shakers of the times. Sometimes controversial, Rehm […]
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Innovations in FM Radio

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 23, 2015
There is a quiet revolution going on. Although FM radio has been with us for many years now, like most other industries it is evolving and changing with the times to meet modern demands. Portable entertainment Nearly 250 million Americans tune into national and local FM radio stations each and every week. The reason why […]
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Five Rookie Mistakes to Avoid During a TV Broadcast

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 20, 2015
When starting off in the TV broadcasting world, you are going to make mistakes. Doing so is simply part of the process and it happens to everyone. Of course, it’s always best to avoid mistakes and understanding rookie mistakes can help you avoid them. Here’s a look at five rookie mistakes to avoid. Watch What […]
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10 Tips for Editing and Sharing Videos

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 20, 2015
Are you struggling to turn your raw footage into a video that anyone else would ever bother to watch? These ten tips on editing and sharing will help guide you towards being a passable director in a world filled with far too many unskilled individuals empowered by freely available film-quality production tools. An Edict for […]
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Seven Words to Remove from Your Vocabulary When Interviewing

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 10, 2015
Whether doing a radio broadcast interview or presenting one live on television, there are certain words you want to avoid saying. While you could naturally go into all the profane words you typically wouldn’t say on a live broadcast, there are other words that simply slow down the interview, make you come across as unintelligent […]
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Citizen Journalism is Easier Than Ever

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 10, 2015
For most of the last century, professional broadcast journalists covered everything from presidential elections to war, marches on capitals and sporting events. While the journalists possessed the necessary education to cover the events, they also had the expensive equipment required to do so. They held the microphones and the cameras and only they had the […]
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Five Movies Every Broadcaster Should Know

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 7, 2015
There are movies out there about virtually every kind of job. With television and movie production so closely related to broadcasting, it would make sense there are many movies revolving around the world of broadcasting. Of course, if you are a broadcast major, it doesn’t mean you need to quickly get out there and see […]
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Five Rookie Mistakes to Avoid During Radio Broadcasts

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 7, 2015
The world of radio broadcasts brings its own problems that are distinct from television broadcasts. Without the video signal, there are fewer issues that can go wrong, but it doesn’t mean radio hosts are free from potential problems. It is always important to understand the common rookie mistakes in radio broadcasts and how to avoid […]
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Famous Radio Broadcasters: Mike Wallace

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 2, 2015
Few names transformed American broadcasting more than Mike Wallace. His career, which spanned more than six decades, shaped modern broadcast journalism by revolutionizing the art of the interview. His brash style and refusal to accept canned answers laid bare corruption, scandal and deceit among the world’s most powerful people. Early Career Wallace got his start […]
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Most Essential Apps for Broadcasters

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 2, 2015
It is now possible to work as a journalist just about anywhere in the world without having hardware or large pieces of equipment. It is possible to serve as an international journalist with the help of a few essential broadcaster apps. These apps can help you capture the story, record video, record your audio and […]
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Famous Radio Broadcasters: Casey Kasem

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 29, 2015
Casey Kasem brought joy to millions with his work on America’s Top 40, the countdown of the country’s most popular songs. The man had a golden voice – when you heard him on the radio it felt like he was sitting around the living room playing those singles with individual listeners in mind. As an […]
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Tips for Writing Radio News Scripts

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 29, 2015
In some ways, radio is easier than television broadcasts as you only need to focus in on the audio aspect of the production. However, it can also be more difficult, in that everything hinges on the quality of the audio. This means your audio needs to be even better than anything a listener might find […]
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Why Blogging is an Important Component to Success as a Media Professional

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 8, 2015
Blogging is a unique form of journalism and the internet has created an atmosphere that media professionals must use to communicate to the world at large, in addition to their broadcast presence. As a professional in the media industry, blogging will give you an opportunity to express yourself as well as communicate important messages. Blogging […]
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Interview Tips and Advice for Your Broadcast Media Career

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 8, 2015
So you’ve received a call-back from a company you applied with and now you’re gearing up for your job interview. You might not know the exact questions that are going to be asked, but the more you prepare for the interview, the better you come across. Here are some interview tips and advice for your broadcast […]
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The Science Behind “Going Viral”

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 1, 2015
Going viral occurs when the general public becomes so amazed by a particular item that individuals feel the need to share it with those they know. As one person shares it with others who then share with still more, potentially millions of people become exposed to the stimulus. Going viral can occur by accident, but […]
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Celebrity Born in Nontraditional Ways: Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, etc.

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 1, 2015
If you are seeking a broadcast degree to stand in front of a camera, it is never too late to start building your reputation before auditioning for an on-camera role. After all, if you are able to approach a possible employer and point out you have hundreds of thousands of people following what you do every […]
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Apply Now to Win A Scholarship to MMS!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 26, 2015
Any student pursuing an education and a career in radio or television broadcasting, web design, marketing, or media arts within an accredited post-secondary education institution may be eligible for the scholarship. The 99JAMZ WEDR-FM Media Education Scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing their education in radio broadcasting, media arts, television and entertainment studies.  The […]
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Technical School vs. a Degree in Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 26, 2015
If you are considering an education in broadcasting, there are a few different aspects to consider. The first major factor you should look at is whether or not a technical school would be better for you than a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting. Initially, the two might look completely different, and while there are some major differences between […]
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Branding and Marketing Yourself as a Broadcast Media Professional

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 26, 2015
To land a job as a broadcast media professional, it’s essential for you to properly brand and market yourself. Otherwise, you’ll run the risk of falling behind those who do. Branding works for individuals, so the earlier you start the better. If you are still attending school for your broadcast degree that is even better, […]
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How Technical Training Can Add Value to Your Broadcast Degree

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 12, 2015
Holding a broadcast degree remains one of the best ways to get your foot in the broadcast industry door. Of course, there are additional tools you can use to improve your chances of landing a position, securing a better paying job, or otherwise elevating yourself above your job-seeking competition. The world of broadcasting – whether it is […]
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Looking to Expand Your Career in Film or Video Production?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 12, 2015
The Film and Video Production Program provides contemporary and traditional skills in modern production of digital video content. This program helps the intermediate, or experienced multimedia professional learn more about modern styles and technical skills. To get more information regarding this 6 month program, click here!  
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Advance Your Media Sales Career Here!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 12, 2015
Our Media Sales and Marketing Program provides contemporary and traditional skills in digital marketing, terrestrial advertising, and new media branding. This program helps the beginner, intermediate, or experienced broadcast media professional become more competitive in a new media landscape. To receive your media kit and more information about this 6 month program, click here!   […]
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Merge Your On-Air Presence with Your Social Media Presence to Expand Your Audience

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 12, 2015
Your on-air presence is a character that brings information and personality to viewers. People tune in to not only hear the news, but hear it from someone they trust. Merging this presence with your social media presence seamlessly expands this character to a much bigger audience. It may seem like a daunting task, but you can successfully […]
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Interview Tips and Advice for Your Broadcast Media Career

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 7, 2015
So you’ve received a call-back from a company you applied with and now you’re gearing up for your job interview. You might not know the exact questions that are going to be asked, but the more you prepare for the interview, the better you come across. Here are some interview tips and advice for your broadcast […]
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Showcase Your Broadcast Skills with a Digital Portfolio

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 7, 2015
As you close out your broadcast degree, you need to prep yourself for the next stage in your life: a professional career. If you are lucky, you may just receive a job offer right out the gate. Naturally that would be great, but realistically it doesn’t happen to many people. So you need to showcase your […]
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The Hottest Jobs in Broadcast Media

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On April 23, 2015
Broadcasting is a rapidly growing industry that is constantly changing. As a result, careers in broadcasting can be unique, exciting and rewarding. As with all forms of business, broadcasters seek to recruit qualified personnel who are willing to learn and grow with the changes in the industry. Each radio or television station has a unique […]
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Successful Networking in Your Broadcast Media Career

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On April 23, 2015
To increase your job opportunities and improve your chances of landing the right one, you need to do more than just obtain an excellent broadcast media training. Networking can be the difference between landing the perfect job and not even knowing such an opening exists. Networking doesn’t come naturally to everyone, so knowing how to go […]
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Careers You Never Knew Were Broadcast Industry Related

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On April 22, 2015
Like any other demanding profession, a career in the broadcast industry requires great specialization and hard work. Beyond the obvious path of on-air talent, there are many other careers that you can pursue in the broadcast industry. Here is a look at a few of them. Emerging Media Social Media Coordinator – in the contemporary world a […]
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How to Create the Perfect Broadcast Resume

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On April 14, 2015
Searching for the perfect broadcast job can be an intimidating process. The right job is out there, but marketing yourself requires a stellar resume. Whether you are looking for a job in TV, radio or production, you’ll need to sell the right image. It helps to have a resume that sets you apart from the crowd […]
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Graduate Nathan Heffel Joins CPR!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 31, 2015
Congratulations to CMS graduate, Nathan Heffel, a reporter/host at KUNC and former producer and host of “The Takeaway” at KUVO, joins CPR as a general assignment reporter and backup host.
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Mark Richards- Assistant News Director WNIR

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 24, 2015
Mark Richards of WNIR in Akron, Ohio was our guest speaker on 3/23/2015. Mark is the Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor at the station. During his discussion, he shared the power of radio as a communications platform and the value it brings to the community. After his visit, Mark sent us the following thank […]
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Advance Your Media Sales Career Here!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 23, 2015
Our Media Sales and Marketing Program provides contemporary and traditional skills in digital marketing, terrestrial advertising, and new media branding. This program helps the beginner, intermediate, or experienced broadcast media professional become more competitive in a new media landscape. To receive your media kit and more information about this 6 month program, click here!  
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Expand Your Audio Production Career in Just 6 Months!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 23, 2015
The Audio Production program provides an entry into the field of studio-based audio recording and production. The course hones the student’s skills in audio editing and engineering, and applies that skill to the in-studio recording environment. For more information about this program, and to sign up to receive our media kit, click here!   
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Looking to Expand Your Career in Film or Video Production?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 23, 2015
The Film and Video Production Program provides contemporary and traditional skills in modern production of digital video content. This program helps the intermediate, or experienced multimedia professional learn more about modern styles and technical skills. To get more information regarding this 6 month program, click here!  
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Looking to Advance Your Sports Broadcasting Career?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 23, 2015
In just 6 months, our Sports Broadcasting program engages students in both theoretical and hands-on training around radio, TV, and internet-based sports broadcast media. For more information, and to receive our media kit, click here!  
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All About the Essential Broadcast and Production Equipment

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 19, 2015
While studying broadcasting, there is a large number of equipment options you need to learn about. It doesn’t matter if it’s in regard to radio or television, using the latest broadcast equipment is necessary in order to ensure the highest quality production is released. Different stations, in different markets, are going to use different kinds […]
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What the FCC Has to Do with Television

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 19, 2015
If you are interested in moving into a career in broadcasting, you need to know a bit about the FCC. Short for the Federal Communications Commission, this is the government entity that monitors all information broadcast over television and radio airways. While it is not used to prevent the distribution of ideas, regardless of what […]
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Brave the Shave

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 18, 2015
Colorado Media School was proud to be a part of the St. Balderick’s charity event held at Fado Irish Pub Friday March 13, 2015. Having shaved 511 heads they were able to raise $ 465,899.38 Ashleigh Costanza and Nick Fink produced a video detailing the event. The St. Balderick’s Foundation is dedicated to raising money […]
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The World of Public Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 17, 2015
Are you interested in a career in broadcasting? If so, you might be interested in knowing what goes in the world of public broadcasting. There are major broadcast stations throughout the country, as both radio and television spectrums are covered. It is important to understand that public broadcasting is funded through tax payer dollars, so […]
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Education Choices: Technical Program or College?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 17, 2015
If you are looking at secondary education, you need to determine what kind of education is right for you. Now, many people are simply going to say you should go to college, because after all, that is what smart people do who want to work and make more money. However, that really is no longer […]
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Congratulations David Sprouse!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 25, 2015
The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in Cleveland is pleased to announce that David Sprouse from the 8/12/14 Afternoon class has been named the 2014 Victor Cortes Award Winner. David is an exemplary student having completed a very successful internship at IHeartMedia.  In addition, David has been part of OCB’s Premium Externship Program where he partners […]
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Types of Radio Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 24, 2015
The term broadcasting means the transmission of audio or video content using radio-frequency waves. With the recent advancements in digital technology, radio broadcasting now applies to many different types of content distribution. Today you’ve the choice of tuning in to more types of radio stations than ever before.  Let’s start with a review of these types. Analog Radio Analog radio […]
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Who Invented Radio?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 24, 2015
The history of legal debate over who actually deserves the credit for inventing the radio spans two centuries. To this day, there is animated debate in support of various theories. This review establishes that there was in fact, a concerted effort of intellectual and scientific minds that provided the learning and experimentation over a long […]
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Top 3 Historic Radio Broadcasts

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 20, 2015
Before the age of television truly took off, the majority of people around the world received their news through the aid of the radio. While the radio is still an important means of transmitting information and entertainment, it remained the main form of sending out real-time reports and content throughout the world. Due to this, […]
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Radio Remains Popular

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 20, 2015
Broadcast radio is still a popular choice in the average household. A week cannot go by without someone in your family turning on the radio. You would think with the widespread use of the Internet; digital media would cause broadcast radio to experience a lack of listeners. Despite the strong popularity of the digital media […]
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Do You Flip?

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 18, 2015
Want even more up-to-date information about the Cleveland Campus? It’s simple, check out our new OCB Flipboard. With Flipboard, you can access more information about our program, campus events, and get a better idea of what it’s like to be a student at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting.
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Enrolling Now!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 17, 2015
The Lombard Campus is enrolling now for our next class. You can click here to complete our free online application, or call Nicole @630-343-0601 to learn more about our 9-month, hands-on technical training program!
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Why Production Assistants are Important

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 6, 2015
If you are interested in working in the television and film industry, chances are you’re first job in the industry will be as a Production Assistant, or PA. This is a stepping stone job and a great way to get your foot in the door. So, if you’re looking at studying broadcast, radio, or another […]
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How To Turn Your Broadcasting Internship Into A Job

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 30, 2015
Landing an internship can be the foot in the door for a new job while attending our program. Of course, you need to prove you are worth a hire, as not all businesses end up hiring their interns. If they don’t find the work you’ve done satisfactory, they are more likely to just sign off […]
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Working In Radio

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 30, 2015
High school is over. You’re thinking about taking a career in Radio. Do you know what it takes? Most importantly, do you know the kinds of jobs that are available in a radio station or are you among those that believe that radio stations only offer positions to on-air talents? Radio stations offer many interesting […]
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Broadcasting Career Overvierw: Television Producer

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 26, 2015
A television producer is typically not a position you land right out of our program. Usually, it is something you need to work up to. As a student with Miami Media School you’ll receive hands-on technical training, and real world internship opportunities making it possible to land a job as a producer on several small […]
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Broadcasting: A Creative Career Awaits

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 24, 2015
Many people go through their daily routine without realizing the impact broadcasters have on our lives. Each time you turn on the radio, listen to the news, or watch a video; the broadcaster is present. The steps taken to become a successful broadcaster are usually not considered by the audience. A broadcasting career can put […]
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History of Sports Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 23, 2015
Whenever you turn on the television to watch your favorite sporting event, there’s always a slew of reporters and professionals discussing what’s going on, whether they are the play-by-play announcers, the color analysis’s, the sideline reporters, or the talent in the main studio chiming in to throw in their two cents. If you’re interested pursuing […]
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Types Of Jobs In Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 20, 2015
The broadcasting industry offers some of the most entertaining and fulfilling careers in the world today. Imagine how entertaining it can be if you are the news anchor on a national television channel or you are the host of a popular radio show. All this is possible if you choose a career path in broadcasting. […]
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Broadcasting Career Overview

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 20, 2015
A career in broadcasting can be very rewarding and lucrative, but there are a few things you should know before deciding to pursue this type of career. The world of journalism has a number of celebrities and other individuals working within the field, but getting started doesn’t put you directly in front of the camera […]
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Jonathan Hood Lands National Radio Show!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 8, 2015
On his WMVP-AM/ESPN 1000 radio show, Jonathan Hood announced to his fans that after 21 years in the radio business, he has finally achieved his dream of having a national radio show. Hood will be teaming up with his friend, Jeff Dickerson, a ten-year veteran of the station, to host a new Saturday night show, […]
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Roger Brown- Broadcast Journalist

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 2, 2015
Roger Brown is in his 45th year as a broadcast journalist. His career began in 1969 while he was a senior at Calvin College when he was hired as a part-time radio news editor at WOOD AM-FM-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Seven months later, after graduation, he accepted a full-time position as a reporter, serving […]
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Make a Difference This Christmas!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 3, 2014
The Ohio Center for Broadcasting’s Columbus campus is proud to be a drop-off location for the 2014 Toys For Tots toy drive! Stop by any time the week of December 8th to drop off new unwrapped toys in our reception area! Help out a great holiday cause and take a look at our campus!   […]
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Tim Taylor/ Robin Swoboda- Cleveland Television Icons

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 11, 2014
Recently we invited Tim Taylor and Robin Swoboda to share their broadcasting journey with current OCB Students. The WJW-TV 8 news team of Tim Taylor, Robin Swoboda, Dick Goddard and Casey Coleman were the highest rated local news team in Cleveland TV history. Tim began his career at two radio stations simultaneously in Cleveland Heights […]
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Teri Arvesu- News Director Univision Chicago

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 11, 2014
Teri Arvesu serves as News Director for Univision Chicago. She previously was Executive Producer for the Miami station where she managed a team of more than 50 journalists and supervising the day-to-day operations & special projects in the newsroom. She is the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow, 8 Emmy’s Awards (Investigative Reporting, Politics Series […]
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Student of the Month: Jacques Lamore

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 7, 2014
We are thrilled to announce that the October 2014 Student of the Month is Jacques Lamore. Jacques is currently a student in our July Nights Class. Jacques has excellent grades, great attendance, and has two active internships. He has exceeded the required number of studio/internship hours necessary at this point in the curriculum. Jacques has […]
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Kerry Sayers- Update/Anchor 670 The Score

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 5, 2014
The Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB) would like to thank Kerry Sayers, Update/Anchor for 670 the Score Radio – CBS, for spending time with our students as a guest speaker at the downtown campus on Tues. Oct. 21. During Ms. Sayers presentation, she revealed that she had gone to a very good college but wished […]
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Sonja Loges- Director of PR & Social Media

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 27, 2014
The Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus was pleased to have Sonja Loges, Director of PR & Social Media for Margie Korshak Public Relations, Inc. as a guest speaker on Wed. Oct. 15, 2014. Sonya discussed the internship opportunities at a prestigious PR Agency like Margie Korshak, Inc. which offers their interns incredible opportunities to […]
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BattleGroundz Vol. IV Dance Competition

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 16, 2014
The Ohio Center for Broadcasting, Columbus Campus is proud to announce that OCB Columbus has partnered with I AM D.A.N.C.E., a company focused on furthering the art of dance within the community, to be the exclusive live video provider at their “Battlegroundz Vol. IV” Dance Competition. “BattleGroundz Vol. IV” will take place on Saturday, October […]
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Student of the Month: George Norwood

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 9, 2014
Illinois Center for Broadcasting is thrilled to announce the September Student of the Month is George Norwood from the March Days Class! George has excellent grades. He has perfect attendance as well. George also has a show on all three of our student-operationed stations at our Lombard campus. He also has two outside internships. George […]
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Dennis Gambino- Associate Producer 670AM-The Score

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 7, 2014
The Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB) was pleased to have Dennis Gambino, Associate Producer of the “Mully & Hanley Morning Show” on 670 AM – The Score, as a guest speaker at the Chicago Campus. Dennis Gambino started interning at 670 AM Radio in the summer of 2009, while still in college. After a year […]
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OCB Welcomes Scott Shelton

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 2, 2014
OCB Columbus is excited to welcome our new campus director, Scott Shelton. Scott is a native of Columbus, OH, and brings a strong background in career education and in media arts education.  He has been a campus director at The Aveda Institute Columbus for approximately two years, and has experience in administration at ITT Technical […]
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Jon Kelley- Co-Anchor Good Day Chicago

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 4, 2014
Jon Kelley, the co-anchor of “Good Day Chicago” that airs from 4:30 to 10 a.m. on FOX32 visited with the students at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting on Thursday, April 24 at 10 a.m. Following his guest speaker presentation, Jon, graciously met with students one-on-one to answer questions and take photos. During his presentation, Jon […]
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Dana Kozlov- CBS Reporter

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 1, 2014
The Illinois Center for Broadcasting would like to thank Dana Kozlov for taking time to meet with our students at the Chicago Campus on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:45 a.m. Dana was very frank about what it’s like to be a reporter working in television today.  She is a general assignment reporter for CBS […]
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Todd Manley- V.P. Content & Programming for WGN, Tribune Radio

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 30, 2014
Todd Manley, V.P. Content & Programming for WGN, TRIBUNE RADIO, shared his thoughts regarding the future of audio entertainment with Illinois Center for Broadcasting, (ICB) Chicago Campus students on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Prior to WGN, Todd has had extensive experience in radio broadcasting having worked in various capacities for a number of radio stations […]
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Welcome Amy Eing!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 24, 2014
Amy has joined the staff of OCB Columbus as our new Admissions Representative. Amy has a strong background in admissions with 10+ years in the field; her background includes work with Columbus State Community College and Daymar College. She is well equipped to deal with any type of situation a prospective student may have and […]
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Chris Rongey – Pre/Post Game Host – White Sox Radio Network

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 12, 2014
The Illinois Center for Broadcasting, would like to thank Chris Rongey, the studio host of the pre and post games for the White Sox Radio Network for his visit with the students at the Chicago Campus. Chris has been at WSCR-670AM, “The Score,” for twelve years. On occasion he has also performed play-by-play announcing duties […]
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Scott Mackay – Morning Show Host of FM 95.9

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 28, 2014
Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus was proud to have Scott Mackay, Morning Show Host of FM 95.9 Aurora – “The River,” a Next Media station, visit with the students at ICB on February 12, 2014. Scott’s presentation had the students laughing as he shared his unique and at times very funny perspective about current […]
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Ed Mann – Former NBC Mgr. Technical Operations

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 28, 2014
The Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus, was proud to have Ed Mann, who spent 36 years with NBC-5 TV as the Manager of Technical Operations, as a guest speaker on Tuesday, April 9 at 9:45 a.m. at 601 S. La Salle, Suite 702, Classroom #4. Edward Mann recently retired after 36 years with NBC […]
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MILITARY GUEST SPEAKERS AT ICB

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 28, 2014
The Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus, had Lt. Coronel Joseph Scrocca, Captain R.J. Belden and Sgt. 1st Class Michel Suaret as guest speakers on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 9:45 a.m. at the 530 S. State Street building. The three officers explained to the ICB students what is expected of a public affairs officer […]
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Voice over and radio personality, Doug Turkel, visits Miami Media School

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 5, 2014
On Thursday, April 24, Doug Turkel took time to speak to students from MMS. Doug shared the story of how he began his career and how his initial job in radio led him to the voice over field. After spending over 10 years with the smooth jazz station, Love 94, before the parent company switched […]
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Allison Williams of Fox Sports FL and ESPN speaks to Miami Media School Students

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On April 28, 2014
Allison Williams took time to speak with students about her career in the sports broadcast industry. Having moved from Michigan to Miami to study at the University of Miami, Allison had a strong desire to stay in South Florida. She was given that chance when she was offered a position as an on-air host for […]
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Internship Opportunities

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On April 7, 2014
Travis Winland from the Columbus campus teaming up with Brian Slater from our Lombard, Illinois campus to call the CPD Enforcers (Chicago Police Enforcers) vs the Columbus Marauders football game at Canal Winchester High School. This is the first time any of our campuses teamed up to call a game together and it was broadcast […]
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Amanda Czernecki – Radiate Media – SKY5/NBC Traffic Reporter

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On April 4, 2014
The Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus was pleased to have traffic reporter, Amanda Czernecki, visit with the students to discuss her career and the importance of “extending oneself in an internship opportunity” or upon employment, “taking that extra shift” to insure your value as an employee. Amanda Czernecki has spent the past decade helping […]
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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Visits ICB Chicago Campus

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 25, 2014
Cook County Sheriff, Tom Dart, visited the Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB), Chicago Campus on Thursday, March 6, 2014 to discuss the importance of having a public and a media that is engaged. The Sheriff shared his disappointment with the media who he believes focuses much of their attention on celebrity news that is of […]
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Miguel Fernandez from CBS 4 Speaks To Students

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 12, 2014
Miguel Fernandez, Executive Producer at CBS 4 News Miami, paid a visit to students at Miami Media School on February 13. As the executive producer, Miguel oversees a staff of eight producers and three associate producers. Miguel is part of an organization that makes editorial decisions and works on informing the South Florida community about […]
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MMS Students visit Cox Media Group

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 10, 2014
A group of students from Miami Media School recently paid a visit to Cox Media Group – home to some of South Florida’s most distinguished radio stations including Hot 105, 99 Jamz, Hits 97-3 and Easy 93.1. Students participated in a VIP tour of the various studios and even received hands-on sessions with some of […]
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Ben Kennedy of WPLG Local 10 visits Miami Media School

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 4, 2014
On February 25, WPLG Local 10 reporter, Ben Kennedy, took time to meet with students at Miami Media School for an interactive Q&A session. As a two-time Emmy award winning reporter, Ben has had the opportunity to work on some amazing stories including live reports during tropical storms, covering the Deep Water Horizon oil spill […]
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Brandon Launerts of NBC 6 visits Miami Media School

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 24, 2014
Brandon Launerts, Social Media Producer for NBC 6 South Florida, visited with students from Miami Media School on February 11. As Social Media Producer, Brandon oversees the social media pages for the station across various platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. He also writes unique online content for the station web site. Having started his […]
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Executive Producer Sarah Lauch At ICB

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 12, 2014
Sarah Lauch, 13 time Emmy-award-winning producer and Executive Producer for Comcast SportsNet visited the Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus on Feb. 6, 2014, to share with the students a bit of advice on how to succeed in the media business. The biggest thing in an internship per Ms. Lauch, is one’s fortitude; “Don’t take […]
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Ari Golan Visits ICB Chicago

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 16, 2014
Ari Golan, renown cinematographer and director met with students at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 Ari Golan’s career has spanned the gamut from feature films and television programs to documentaries, live events and commercials for which he has received numerous awards for directing, cinematography and visual effects. Ari’s […]
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Sally Lou Loveman Visits ICB

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 17, 2013
Sally Lou Loveman, Director of Audience Services for Harpo Studios and former Audience Producer for the Oprah Winfrey Show, shares her experiences as a television professional working for WTTW/PBS Chicago and now for the OWN-TV Network. Sally Lou’s mother took her to the syndicated, “Mike Douglas Talk Show,” shot and produced in her hometown of […]
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Guest Speaker: Kelsey Danca Promotions Manager WJMK-FM

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 11, 2013
Kelsey Danca is a Promotion Manager for WJMK-FM, CBS Radio, Chicago. She recently met with students at the La Salle building of the Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus. Kelsey talked about her love of promotion which she developed while in post-secondary school working at her college radio station. During school, Kelsey got an internship […]
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Commissioner Peter Silvestri Visits ICB!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 11, 2013
Peter Silvestri, Cook County Commissioner (9th District) continues a tradition at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus of inviting a public servant to be a guest speaker on Constitution Day (Sept. 16) to discuss the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Americans have rights and liberties that citizens in a number of other […]
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A Golden Voice visits Columbus Campus

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 27, 2013
Voice over artist and author Ted Williams (the Golden Voice) stopped in to speak with our afternoon and evening classes at the Columbus campus of the Ohio Center for Broadcasting. He signed copies of his book “A Golden Voice: How Faith, Hard Work, and Humility Brought Me from the Streets to Salvation” while here. Ted […]
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R. K. Meador at ICB Chicago!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 12, 2013
Rashaan K. Meador, the Coordinator of Digital Media Studies for the Chicago Public Schools visited the students at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting on Wed. Sept. 16 to discuss his career as a journalist writing about hip-hop and as a producer for TNT’s “Listen –Up with Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith.” R.K. prior to his […]
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South Florida DJ Association Partners With MMS!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 1, 2013
Miami Media School is partnering with the South Florida DJ Association. The goal is to help the South Florida Community have the best trained DJ’s available. The SFDJA will start having their quarterly meetings at the Miami Media School and will promote our DJ program to new DJ’s or DJ’s that want to improve their […]
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Freelance Camera Operator Jordan Campagna Visits ICB Chicago Campus

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 25, 2013
Jordan Campagna is a freelance camera operator and director of photography who in only a few years out of school has amassed an impressive resume that includes local and national video productions. Jordan met with two different ICB Chicago classes recently to discuss how he got his start in the business and how he continues […]
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OCB Cincinnati Wins ACCSC School Of Distinction Award

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 23, 2013
The Cincinnati Campus is proud to announce that we are the recipient of the ACCSC School of Distinction Award 2013. Of the 800+ schools that the ACCSC accredits, only 10 achieved the status of “School of Distinction”. The ACCSC School of Distinction Award recognizes member schools that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and […]
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Guest Speaker: Lisa Tyler – WXLC Radio

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 15, 2013
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 […]
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Guest Speaker: Dawn Avello – Q-ROCK Host

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On October 14, 2013
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 […]
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Chris Allen – Supervising Producer – WGN-TV Speaks At The ICB Lombard Campus

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 26, 2013
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 […]
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Andy Shaw Speaks To ICB Students

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 26, 2013
Andy Shaw, President and CEO of (BGA) Better Business Association was a guest speaker at The Illinois Center for Broadcasting-Chicago campus on Tuesday, August 27th. Andy was an award-winning news correspondent for ABC7 and NBC5 prior to his current role as CEO of BGA. During his guest lecture, Andy related how the industry had changed […]
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FireBall Run Update Video

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 23, 2013
Colorado Media School is proud to not only participate but, to Live Stream this year’s Fireball Run. Students Matthew Jorgensen and Steve Ebling joined Colorado Media Schools Instructor Michael Dame in Longmont, Colorado to produce a video detailing this year’s Fireball Run event.
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Sheera Poelman Named 2013 ACCSC “Graduate of the Year”

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 19, 2013
Sheera Poelman, a graduate of the Colorado Media School and evening news anchor for KGWN NewsChannel 5, has been chosen as the national 2013 “Graduate of the Year” by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC). Her selection came from among 1000 nominees nationally, representing more than 250,000 graduates from over 700 post-secondary […]
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Laura Miller from NBC Universal visits ICB Lombard Campus

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 11, 2013
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 […]
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Tracey Bond – Certified Social Media Pro

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On September 4, 2013
Tracey Bond, Certified Social Media Pro visited ICB-Chicago Lombard campus on Tuesday, July 23rd to discuss the best way to utilize social media in promotions. Tracey enjoys working as a Social Media Pro and learning about new products to market and sell online. Tracey discussed how social media broadcasters need to have a strong ability […]
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Kailee Loesch – B96 Promotions Coordinator

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 30, 2013
Kailee Loesch, a promotions coordinator for B-96 FM, CBS Radio in Chicago visited with ICB students to discuss her career development after only two years out of post-secondary school. Kailee Loesch started carving her path towards her career years before she graduated from DePaul University in 2007. While at DePaul, Kailee not only majored in […]
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Michael Manuszak – Robotics Operator WCIU-TV Visits ICB

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 28, 2013
Michael Manuszak visited ICB students on Wed. August 21, 2013 to discuss his career development at a Robotics Camera Operator for WCIU-TV 26 morning program, “You & Me This Morning” featuring Jeanne Sparrow and Melissa Forman. Most of the students did not know what a robotic camera operator does. Mike not only explained how he […]
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Beth Reynolds from Hubbard Broadcast Talent visits ICB!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 23, 2013
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 […]
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Bob McElligott – Radio Voice of the Blue Jackets

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On August 19, 2013
Bob McElligott begins his first season as the radio voice of the Blue Jackets after serving as the color analyst on the Blue Jackets Radio Network since the 2009-10 season. In addition to his in-game duties, McElligott also serves as a host on both the radio pre- and post-game shows, as well as club ancillary […]
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Michael Scott Carter Visits The Students at ICB State St.

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 22, 2013
On July 2, 2013 the Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB) hosted Michael Scott Carter at our downtown Chicago campus. The Chicago native, and Morgan Park High School graduate, very humbly shared his wealth of knowledge and experience in the broadcasting arena with ICB students. Carter, a GOP candidate for the State Treasurer of Illinois and […]
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ESPN Sports Broadcasting Panel Discussion

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 9, 2013
On June 6th the Illinois Center for Broadcasting’s (ICB) Chicago Campus hosted three ESPN experienced professionals, Jonathan Hood, Ray Flores, and Chris Bleck! These three discussed how students can make sports broadcasting a career and gave important tips on networking and interning in the industry. The sport’s seminar was moderated by Adam Abdalla, producer for […]
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Pat Curry from WGN-TV visits with ICB Students

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 8, 2013
On June 14th Pat Curry of WGN-TV9 News spoke at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting in downtown Chicago. Curry is the Managing Editor for WGN-TV. He is responsible for the coverage and content of news aired during the day. Curry’s news broadcasts are seen all over the United States. In Curry’s role at WGN, he […]
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Adam Luebbers, Graduate, Working Professional

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 2, 2013
If you could take just one thing away with you when you graduate from our program that will apply in virtually any industry, think about the benefits of  building long-term business relationships. Our curriculum is taught by working, industry professionals, so the opportunity to start building those relationships begin at day one. Although we are […]
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Kati Waldron Traffic Manager for Next Media Speaks to ICB Students

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On July 1, 2013
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 […]
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ESPN’s Mitchell Leach Visits ICB Lombard Campus

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 17, 2013
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 […]
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Greg Insco Seizes the Cincinnati Campus

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 12, 2013
One thing you learn quickly in our program is that our industry is so much bigger than you could ever imagine. For the students who enter our program with a completely open mind, and a profound desire to chase their broadcasting dream, you never know where you’ll land. On Wednesday, June 5th, our featured guest […]
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Chicago Ribfest 2013

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 10, 2013
As an instructor at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus, it’s my pleasure to work with students to help them develop their broadcast skills. It is always best if a learning experience can be realized while on location at an actual live event. On Saturday, June 8, 2013, three students at the Illinois Center […]
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Jerod Smalley Visits OCB

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 7, 2013
On Monday, June 3rd, NBC4 News Director Jerod Smalley visited OCB Columbus today and spoke with our morning classes. Jerod was named Best Anchor (news, weather or sports) by the Ohio Associated Press in 2010 and 2011. He was named Best Sports Broadcaster by the Ohio A.P. from 2007-2009. The NBC4 Sports team also received […]
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Lisa Fielding visits IL Centers For Broadcasting

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 5, 2013
Lisa Fielding, a graduate from Bradley University in Peoria and currently working as a news reporter for WBBM-AM Radio dropped by the La Salle campus at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting on Wed. May 29, 2013 to discuss her twenty-five year career as a TV and radio reporter.   Lisa has worked for radio stations in […]
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Michael Monks and The River City News

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On June 5, 2013
On Wednesday, May 29th the Cincinnati Campus of  The Ohio Center for Broadcasting welcomed guest speaker, Michael Monks, Creator, Editor & Publisher of  The River City News. Michael’s dream in broadcasting, after graduating from NKU, was to some day be a media entrepreneur. Originally thinking that would be in movies that would take him to […]
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Andy Avalos Visit to ICB

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 31, 2013
Award-winning NBC 5 Meteorologist Andy Avalos visited the ICB LaSalle campus to speak to the students and public on his 30 plus year career as a meteorologist broadcaster. Andy engaged the students on the effects of severe weather on Chicagoans and their families, remembering the Palatine tornado in 1990 as an example that it can […]
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ICB Graduate Dan Wolf’s Return to Campus

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 24, 2013
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 […]
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Cleveland Sports RoundTable

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 24, 2013
Cleveland OCB Campus Director, Terry Groden emceed the Cleveland “Sports Roundtable” Seminar on Monday, April 15 for an after-class gathering of around 30 students, including two future students. Topics dealt with the current Cleveland sports scene, the future of Cleveland sports, and getting into sports broadcasting. Special guests were four members of the Cleveland sports […]
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Bob McElligott Visits Columbus Campus

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 24, 2013
On Thursday, May 23 legendary Columbus Blue Jackets radio network color commentator, Bob McElligott spent time with the evening students at the Columbus Campus of the Ohio Center for Broadcasting. McElligott spoke about his journey starting out as a commentator for 10 years with the Syracuse Crunch minor league hockey team and how he utilized […]
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Pack 74 Visits Columbus Campus

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 24, 2013
Pack 74 (Den 11) paid a visit to OCB Columbus. The FUTURE BROADCASTERS took a tour of campus, visited “On the Pitch” with Mark Seymour and Kevin VanManen on SCORE On-Air, and offered their critiques of student video projects in the editing bays before they took a stab at OCB TV. They left campus with […]
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Humor Consultant Phil Sorentino Visits OCB

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 24, 2013
Phil Sorentino of Humor Consultants visited OCB Columbus on Monday morning to help inspire the students. Phil is a communicator of Action Steps on attitude management, consultative selling, employee and customer loyalty and business and financial results. He had a weekly radio program on Sunny 95 (94.7 WSNY), a weekly TV show on WCMH (NBC […]
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Kelli Walker Visits ICB

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On May 15, 2013
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 […]
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Sportscaster Mike Tussey Speaks to OCB Cincinnati Students

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On April 3, 2013
On April 2nd, veteran sportscaster Mike Tussey came out to speak to the OCB Cincinnati campus about his experiences in Sports Broadcasting. Mike is the author of the popular book.. “You’re on the Air! ” which features memoirs and anecdotes reflecting over 5 decades in Broadcasting including key years serving as Program Director of prominently […]
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Miami Media School Experience – Mar 19th

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 15, 2013
Interested in a new career in Broadcasting or Media?  Not sure if it’s for you? Come out to the Miami Media School Experience to see if it’s the change in life you have been looking for!  Like everything else at our school the experience is hands on!  Explore the school and our program while interacting […]
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Broadcast Idol 2013

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 12, 2013
The auditions are complete, now the easy part is up to you Columbus! Cast your vote starting now until 5pm, May 24th to decide who will be our 2013 Broadcast Idol Winner. Our lucky winner will receive $500 for their high school. Good luck!   [polldaddy poll=”7111602″]
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ICB Student Sharisa Lee-Vaval Interviews Ald. Fioretti

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 10, 2013
Sharisa Lee-Vaval, JUNE DAYS student, conducted an extensive interview with Alderman Bob Fioretti, (2nd Ward) today for inclusion in a documentary about the Chicago Public Schools. Sharisa learned how to light the session (place props behind and in front of Alderman to make a drab conference room come alive), record different angles of both the […]
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Congratulations Kevin VanManen!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 9, 2013
The votes are in and it certainly was a close race! Check out where Kevin will be going to collect his prize as the winner of our very first Columbus Talent Showcase!
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Miami Media School Experience – Mar 12th

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On March 5, 2013
Interested in a new career in Broadcasting or Media?  Not sure if it’s for you? Come out to the Miami Media School Experience to see if it’s the change in life you have been looking for!  Like everything else at our school the experience is hands on!  Explore the school and our program while interacting […]
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Miami Media School Experience – Feb 28th

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 25, 2013
Interested in a new career in Broadcasting or Media?  Not sure if it’s for you? Come out to the Miami Media School Experience to see if it’s the change in life you have been looking for!  Like everything else at our school the experience is hands on!  Explore the school and our program while interacting […]
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Congressman Danny Davis Visits ICB Lasalle

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 23, 2013
Congressman Danny Davis visited the La Salle campus portion of the Illinois Center for Broadcasting. Mr. Davis shared his thoughts on the important contributions made by Martin Luther King. The Congressman could not make it on MLK Day – Jan. 21 – due to his participation in the Inauguration of President Obama, but he kept […]
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Adrian Dortch & Candid Candace Jordan Share Their Secrets at ICB

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 23, 2013
It was both a stylish and healthy event at Illinois Centers for Broadcasting when “Red Carpet Ready”, a party for ladies only, took place at the State Street campus recently. Candace Jordan, of Watch312’s “Candid Candace Chicago“, shared her Red Carpet secrets as well as instructed attendees on what to wear, how to pose and […]
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Denver Campus Graduates Testimonial Video

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 20, 2013
Want to know what it will be like to attend our program here at the Denver Campus?  Listen to the 6.21 Days graduates of a speak to their experience with the program.
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CincyUnderground.com ROCKS!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 20, 2013
Congratulations to the artists and staff of our internet based, student run radio station, CincyUnderground.com! They have amassed 2,000 fans on their Facebook page! Who knew that there was so much love for Indie Music and Sports Talk in Cincinnati? CincyUnderground did! Great job! Not a fan yet? Click here and change your ways!!!
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Chuck Swirsky Broadcasting Insights

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 20, 2013
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.
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ICB Grad Kevin “Rufio” Santiago

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 20, 2013
Check out this testimonial from 2007 Illinois Center for Broadcasting graduate Kevin “Rufio” Santiago on air at 1035 KISS FM
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Certificate Programs Leading to Higher Paying Jobs

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On February 1, 2013
A recent study released by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce discovered that certificate programs have a clear and demonstrable economic value with returns of 20% above earnings of high school graduates, this can account for $240,000 over lifetime earnings. These educational awards also provide the on-ramp to college education and middle-class jobs for low-income, minority and immigrant […]
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Miami Media School Experience – Jan 29th

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On January 22, 2013
We thank everyone who attended this great event, we will be holding more events soon, please keep checking back with us!   The South Florida community is invited to attend the “Miami Media School Experience” on January 29th where the public will have an opportunity to learn about modules offered and admissions requirements while mingling […]
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Welcome – Home Page Content

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 13, 2012
Internet Streaming Solutions is honored to have been selected by NewTek as a Nation-Wide Systems Integrator for their entire line-up of TriCaster HD video production and live streaming solutions. This partnership means that Internet Streaming Solutions can design, integrate, deliver, provide training and on-going support for fully engineered NewTek TriCaster solutions to customers around the […]
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Hello world!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On December 13, 2012
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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Apply Today

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 19, 2012
Apply Today It Only Takes A Minute!
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The Ohio Center for Broadcasting Students take on Industry Professionals Every Day!

  • Posted by Ryan Praska
  • On November 12, 2012
One of the most exciting aspects of our program is the opportunity for students to gain real life experience via internships within the broadcasting community. What’s even more exciting? Having your work as a student compete against an industry veteran and WIN! Take a listen to this segment provided by Alice 105.9 honoring two of our Denver Camp
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