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Alumni Spotlight: Stefan Johnson

Alumni Spotlight: Stefan Johnson-Ohio Media School 2009 Alumnus

  • Posted by John Girard
  • On November 14, 2022
#AlumniSpotlight “Stefan Johnson is not your average VO professional–he’s voiceover evolved. With a sound...
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  • #AlumniSpotlightStefan Johnson is not your average VO professional–he’s voiceover evolved. With a sound that’s masculine, authoritative, smooth, and persuasive, and an outrageous, larger-than-life personality. No matter where you see or hear Stefan, he’ll capture your full attention.' Based in Cleveland, Ohio, and working from his professional home-based studio, Stefan Johnson, an alumnus of Ohio Media School and the Global Voice Acting Academy (GVAA). Stefan’s successful VO career has thousands of commercial, promo, and trailer voiceover credits for top global brands which include McDonald'sCartoon NetworkOrlando MagicBally Sports, Xbox Game Studios Publishing Ancestors Legacy, and more. He’s even appeared on screen in several feature films including Judas and the Black Messiah and Cherry. As a branding superstar, Stefan’s achievements proceed him. With almost 7 million followers on TikTok, 153K followers on Instagram, 13K followers on Twitter and 30K subscribers on YouTube his social media notoriety, stemming from his off-color comedy and authentic food reviews, has landed him placements in BuzzFeedAllrecipes.comPOPSUGAR, and the Today Show’s website. Proud of the hands on training in multimedia broadcasting and audio production at Ohio Media School (formally Ohio Center for Broadcasting), Stefan is an active member of our Program Advisory Board (PAC), a mentor to our students and graduates, and a guest speaker at our Cleveland Campus. Have a passion for media? Is Broadcast Media Career Training Right for You? Take Our FREE Career Assessment at www.beonair.com. Call Colorado Media School now and start training for the career you want!! Schedule your campus tour at (216) 503-5900. Join the movement! Stop dreaming and start making, and become a media maker with training at Ohio Media School!" target="_blank">
Alumni Spotlight: Nate Nadolski

Alumni Spotlight: Nate Nadolski-Ohio Media School 2006 Alumnus

  • Posted by John Girard
  • On November 14, 2022
#AlumniSpotlight “Live in your Moment!” Meet Ohio Media School (formally Ohio Center for Broadcasting)...
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  • #AlumniSpotlight “Live in your Moment!” Meet Ohio Media School (formally Ohio Center for Broadcasting) Alumni, Nate Nadolski. A great uniter and talented broadcast professional, Nate is celebrating his 16th season working Cleveland Cavaliers games. He will tell you, “Being courtside for the National Basketball Association (NBA) never loses its coolness and running the RF takes you right in the middle of the action. I’ve worked 5 Finals and hope this squad takes us to the 6th!” Nate’s story began with a desire to be on the radio. While attending Ohio Media School he interned for some local Radio greats, but at graduation it would be a camera opportunity with PGA TOUR for ABC Sports that would change his career path. Nate is grateful to then Career Services Director Gary James for his career support. Recognizing the importance of networking and timing combined with hard work and reliability would become Nate’s winning combination for success. There was a lot of work in Cleveland and Nate was determined to grow his career as a camera pro. A Runner for ESPN led to 5 PGA Golf Tournaments and then to the Cleveland Cavaliers who had just made the playoffs. A talented industry pro who is cool under pressure, Nate has found great success. Each opportunity taken has brought him to the next. Very generous with his industry expertise, It was our pleasure to have Nate join our Beonair Webinar Forum along with another very talented alum of Illinois Media School, Derek Spallone. Together they delivered great industry advice, tips for success and the offer to mentor our emerging sports broadcasting talent. Nate’s advice, “Reach out and let others know what you want to do. Work hard and you will find yourself living your dream.” Working for a variety of leaders in the industry which include NPi Audio Visual Solutions, Bally’s Sports, Lyon Video, Program Productions, Inc., and Major League Baseball, Nate is living his dream. A great family man and industry professional, it is with pride that we share Nate Nadolski’s spotlight. With the goal of paying it forward to the next generation of sports production professionals, we greatly appreciate Nate’s alumni engagement. To follow Nate Nadolski and his exceptional event coverage, please connect with him on LinkedIn. Have a passion for media? Is Broadcast Media Career Training Right for You? Take Our FREE Career Assessment at www.beonair.com. Call Colorado Media School now and start training for the career you want!! Schedule your campus tour at (216) 503-5900. Join the movement! Stop dreaming and start making, and become a media maker with training at Ohio Media School!" target="_blank">
Alumni Spotlight: Korian Wilson

Alumni Spotlight: Korian Wilson-Ohio Media School 2011 Alumnus

  • Posted by John Girard
  • On November 11, 2022
#AlumniSpotlight Kori Wilson, soon came to be known as DJ J. Dough(Johnny Dough), was...
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    Kori Wilson, soon came to be known as DJ J. Dough(Johnny Dough), was born in Cincinnati, OH. At the age of 14, J. Dough's mother bought him his 1st set of turntables which he begged her for the whole year, not knowing that would plant the seed of his passion for DJ'ing.

    After attending The Ohio Media School and graduating, Korian was hired at Radio-One Cincinnati, where he became Mixshow Coordinator/On-Air Personality/ Mixshow DJ. During this time, he DJ'd for artists such as Diddy, Yo Gotti, T.I, Future,50 Cent, and more.

    J.Dough also worked closely with major record labels to break new music and artist; he was also featured On Shade 45 and maintained a weekly hosting job on Bounce TV's NXS-TV for two years.

    After working hard for six years, he moved to New York City to pursue his DJ career.

    Upon his return to Cincinnati, J. Dough became an instructor at Ohio Media School and oversaw

    As of now, J. Dough is back in Cincinnati, where he is back at 101.1 WIZF. You can listen to his daily Mixshow's 'The Traffic Party' with Tropikana on Cincinnati's #1 For Hip-Hop & R&B Station, 101.1 The Wiz. Also, his radio show is on Sundays 3 pm-8 pm.

    You can also find him traveling the country DJ'n some of the most significant events nationwide.

    Have a passion for media? Is Broadcast Media Career Training Right for You? Take Our FREE Career Assessment at www.beonair.com. Call Colorado Media School now and start training for the career you want!! Schedule your campus tour at (513) 271-6060. Join the movement! Stop dreaming and start making, and become a media maker with training at Ohio Media School!" target="_blank">
Alumni spotlight: Don Juan Fasho

Alumni Spotlight: Don Juan Fasho-Ohio Media School 2001 Alum

  • Posted by John Girard
  • On November 11, 2022
#AlumniSpotlight The “Peoples Champ,” Don Juan Fasho is taking the airwaves by storm with...
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    The 'Peoples Champ,' Don Juan Fasho is taking the airwaves by storm with the livest intro that rings through your speakers every evening on the number one Afternoon show in the city, on #1 station for R&B & Old School 100.3! Don Juan attending The Ohio Media School located in Cincinnati, Ohio back in 2001. While in school Don Juan Fasho acquired an internship with the city's Hip Hop and R&B station - 101.1 The Wiz where he was later hired and brought on board full-time after graduation.

    Dedicating years of hard work, persistence, and passion for radio, Don Juan Fasho was promoted to the Assistant Program Director of the cluster/ Midday Personality position with a prime day part every Monday through Friday from 10:00-3:00PM, but of course it doesn't stop there. Because of his constant visibility in the community, Don Juan Fasho has also been recognized for his many accomplishments as a Y.M.C.A. Black Achiever, a nominee for 'Best Radio Personality' at the Ohio Hip Hop Awards, and the title of The Cincinnati Enquirer's #1 Radio Disc Jockey in the tri-state area, also was given a Proclamation from the city of Cincinnati for 14 years of service in Radio and all his hard work in the community by Mayor John Cranley who has declared March 10, 2016 as Don Juan FaSho Day, just to name a few.

    Don Juan has also been one of our Industry Pro instructors at the Ohio Media School! Have a passion for media? Is Broadcast Media Career Training Right for You? Take Our FREE Career Assessment at www.beonair.com. Call Colorado Media School now and start training for the career you want!! Schedule your campus tour at (513) 271-6060. Join the movement! Stop dreaming and start making, and become a media maker with training at Ohio Media School!" target="_blank">
Alumni Spotlight: Leah White

Alumni Spotlight: Leah White-Ohio Media School 2018 Alum

  • Posted by John Girard
  • On November 11, 2022
#AlumniSpotlight Meet Leah White, a 2018 Ohio Media School Cincinnati Campus graduate and the...
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    Meet Leah White, a 2018 Ohio Media School Cincinnati Campus graduate and the new National Sales Project Manager at RADIO ONE.

    Leah enrolled at Ohio Media School because of the hands-on training and the program length, and she fell in love with the school when she came for the tour! Leah is well on her way to landing her dream job at a radio station and one day having a seat at the corporate table.

    In Leah's words, 'I finally can make my big announcement! After countless hours and hard work at Radio One Cincinnati as a Promotions Assistant/Coordinator, I landed the opportunity of a lifetime.

    'Say hello to Urban One, Inc's new 'NATIONAL SALES PROJECT MANAGER'! I am so humbled and grateful, and thank you to all of my supporters! Especially if you dropped a tear for me! I did it y'all!'

    Leah began her career at the station as a Promotions Assistant. Class projects such as Station Day helped her to understand the expectations of working at a radio station. The audio classes provided training in production, writing liners, and promotions. The hands-on training offered Leah real-time experience, making her stand out against the competition. In a short time, a job was created to play to her strengths. Making this happen in such a short time is a testimony to Leah's fabulous personality, excellent skill set, and determination.

    Leah advises current students, 'Learn everything and have a plan. Stay motivated and focused, and stick to your plan. Be a risk-taker!'

    Have a passion for media? Is Broadcast Media Career Training Right for You? Take Our FREE Career Assessment at www.beonair.com. Call Colorado Media School now and start training for the career you want!! Schedule your campus tour at (513) 271-6060. Join the movement! Stop dreaming and start making, and become a media maker with training at Ohio Media School!" target="_blank">
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Alumni Spotlight: Michael Spillan-Colorado Media School 2012 Alumni

  • Posted by John Girard
  • On October 28, 2022
#AlumniSpotlight Meet Colorado Media School alumnus Michael Spillan, 2012 graduate of the Radio & TV Broadcasting program...
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  • #AlumniSpotlight Meet Colorado Media School alumnus Michael Spillan, 2012 graduate of the Radio & TV Broadcasting program and 2019 graduate of the Sports Broadcasting program. Since graduation, Michael has been very busy! Michael runs his own Podcasting Network, Elevation5280Sports, and hires Colorado Media School Interns, providing them a place to showcase their content, grow their following and build a network for success. Now under RockyMountainSportsNet., students are able to create their own 30-minute Sports Podcasts, gaining hands-on experience as they sharpen their skills. Local Career Services Director Deborah Byrd caught up with Michael to talk about the many projects that he is creating for Denver’s Sports Station, 104.3 KKFN The Fan / ESPN Radio 1600. Now enjoying his second year with this industry leader, Michael is producing many of the daily shows. With his love of sports, Michael also produces KLAHR AND KOMPANY, on ESPN 1600 and has enjoyed the opportunity to host, as well. He is also on the Producers Podcast which features the producers at the Fan and can be heard on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition, Michael does Play by Play Announcing for NSPN.TV and the on-air Intermin Report during The University of Denver’s Hockey and Basketball game intermissions. Michael's advice to students and graduates is, “Take all opportunities and any shifts you are offered. Don't turn anything down. You don't know where these opportunities may lead you to!” We invite you to follow Michael on Twitter: @michaelspillin and Instagram: @sportsjunkie25 To learn more about our programs and to meet our career-ready graduates, please Inbox local Career Services Director Deborah Byrd." target="_blank">
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Rising Star Duke Antczak

  • Posted by Media Schools
  • On August 11, 2022
#RisingStar “My opportunities started with a phone call from Ohio Media School Career Services...
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Rising Star David Caravea

  • Posted by Media Schools
  • On August 11, 2022
#followyourpassion David Caravea was seeking a new direction in his life and decided to...
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