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FireBall Run Update Video

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On September 23, 2013
Colorado Media School is proud to not only participate but, to Live Stream this...
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Sheera Poelman Named 2013 ACCSC “Graduate of the Year”

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On September 19, 2013
Sheera Poelman, a graduate of the Colorado Media School and evening news anchor for...
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Tracey Bond – Certified Social Media Pro

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On September 4, 2013
Tracey Bond, Certified Social Media Pro visited ICB-Chicago Lombard campus on Tuesday, July 23rd...
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Greg Insco Seizes the Cincinnati Campus

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On June 12, 2013
One thing you learn quickly in our program is that our industry is so...
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  • 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 speaker was Greg Insco. It's pretty difficult to really describe Greg, and categorizing  him as a 'character' could be considered insulting. Current student, Suzi Frye was present last week and wanted to share her thoughts about meeting Greg Insco. His body of work includes: “As Seen on TV”, 'Hard Core Pawn',  'Extreme Cheapskates', ' Nancy Grace',  'Anderson Cooper', 'Tosh.O', 'America’s Most Wanted', 'TLC',  and more! Today I had the opportunity to experience one of the most unique guest speakers to date.  If you missed his visit, take some time to watch the footage we shot during his visit. His outfit alone spoke volumes: Hot, bright blue pants,  a cream shirt, black bow tie, and funky, outrageous shoes. How outrageous? Try tan high tops with stuffed teddy bears coming out of the toes. How do I go on to describe this man? Is he an enigma?  He's certainly unique, original, completely off the cuff, flying  by the seat of his pants adventurous. I could continue, for hours. What I found most amusing, is that he  is a licensed minister and conducts Zumba classes throughout the week. I’m laughing as I write. He’s just a hysterical trip!!! His favorite quotes to us as students were:
    • “Have fun!”
    • “Always answer your phone like you are ‘Bad S**t Crazy’”
    • “Be Yourself”
    • “Always Name drop”
    • “Give your time away for FREE”
    • “Know your niche”
    • “Live Your Dreams”
    • “Don’t Lie/Don’t trick”
    • “Network, network, network, network, network, network, network, network”
    ……did I say network? What floored me most about this man, is that he was just so genuine.  A real, caring,  and compassionate person. How he got started in this whole acting gig is just phenomenal. Who knew if  you walked 76 days from Cincinnati to California to drop off your Survivor Audition Video, it would be the beginning of his career today. You can see his journey on his “Who is this guy” page on his personal website here.   We will never forget Greg Insco. If you meet him, you'll never forget him either.  He's one of a kind, a super star, and connected. You should get to know him, and know him well.  If you'd like the opportunity to check out our campus and learn more about our program, click here.    " target="_blank">

Chicago Ribfest 2013

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On June 10, 2013
As an instructor at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus, it’s my pleasure...
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Jerod Smalley Visits OCB

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On June 7, 2013
On Monday, June 3rd, NBC4 News Director Jerod Smalley visited OCB Columbus today and...
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  • 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 awards for A.P. Best Sports Operation in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012. He also anchors NBC4's 'The Autism Puzzle,' which features compelling local stories about people living with autism and the resources available for affected people and their families. He and the station have earned two regional Emmy Awards (2011 & 2012) for The Autism Puzzle. We are incredibly fortunate to have so many industry professionals who will take the time to share their insight and encouragement with the next generation of broadcasters. If you'd like more information about our program, or schedule a campus tour, click here!  " target="_blank">

Lisa Fielding visits IL Centers For Broadcasting

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On June 5, 2013
Lisa Fielding, a graduate from Bradley University in Peoria and currently working as a...
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Lisa noted how she took a hint from her Mom to consider broadcasting as a possible career.  Lisa on a lark called a TV station to see if she could be an intern.  To her surprise,  she was told to report the following Monday.  Lisa credits that internship with getting her “feet into the fire,” and becoming a broadcaster.   Before she knew it she was interviewing political figures like the Mayor and learning the ropes even though sometimes she made mistakes and got yelled at by an anchor at the station. Lisa shared with ICB students how the business is evolving as social media websites and twitter rapidly has changed how news is reported and how stories are broken by journalists.  Today, it is imperative that even radio news reporters know how to operate video cameras for material placed on the radio’s websites as well as sharing information immediately via video.  The impact that social media has had on the broadcast industry is still evolving and twitter has yet to reign in whether the information disseminated immediately is also accurate – a hallmark of a credible journalist. Radio is in Lisa’s opinion, “constant – a 24/7 production”  that invites the citizen journalist to call in and share the news of a fire that may have broken out or inclement weather conditions that affect the public,  as  was the case of the 2010 winter weather storm that stranded thousands on Lake Shore Drive. Lisa suggested to ICB students that they consider working in a small market to learn the business, “make your mistakes there and work your way up in the business.”  She noted that contrary to what some people say, there are plenty of jobs in broadcasting for those that want to pursue a career as a reporter or journalist. Lisa portrayed an honest reflection of the industry and its demands that require broadcasters work weekends and holidays at times.  However, Lisa also pointed out that even with that sacrifice, “it is so worth it,” working in the industry because there are so many things one gets back in the business, especially, “if you’re a journalist.” On behalf of the students of the Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus, thank you Lisa Fielding for taking time to share your knowledge of an industry that’s fun to work in, rewarding and challenging and a profession that helps to make life better.    You can follow Lisa on FB or via twitter @Lisa_Fielding  and of course you can hear her work as a journalist on WBBM-AM-780 and WBBM-FM 105.9. If you’re interested in Broadcasting or attending guest appearances, please signup here." target="_blank">

Michael Monks and The River City News

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On June 5, 2013
On Wednesday, May 29th the Cincinnati Campus of  The Ohio Center for Broadcasting welcomed...
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  • 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 LA or NYC, he actually started here locally in the Cincinnati market. He produced the news with 700WLW, then made the transition to television as a Senior News Producer with Fox19. Michael felt that  local news reporting of smaller River cities was under-served, and wanted to showcase those stories while working for the larger news reporting companies. When those stories were consistently overlooked, Michael decided to branch out on his own and create The River City News. Michael’s vision for The River City News is for it to be the home for all reporting on all Northern Kentucky River cities that stretch across our region: Covington, Bellevue, Newport, Ludlow, Ft. Thomas, etc. RCN began first as a blog and has now blossomed into a full scale website, updated multiple times a day with over 15,000 readers. Content provided are all the top stories in the River Cities focusing on local business, crime, sports, schools, music etc. As time has passed many of his stories are now picked up and covered by the larger news companies, both locally and nationally. Expansion is next. Growth is inevitable. Michael is now at a turning point. The RCN has recently moved from Michael’s home to a professional office space in the back of a local coffee shop. His focus is now to make the news reporting for RCN multi-media based by adding podcasts and news video links that are created on-site highlighting a different, but balanced, perspective. Many of the stories that RCN reports have come from leads that people send him via Facebook, Twitter, phone calls, letters, social events, and actual personal visits to his home. With his desire to see all NKY River Cities covered, means his leads have compounded daily showing he must expand. RCN is growing. As a result, our communities are better of because of it. Thank you, Michael. We are grateful for your hard work, time, and talent. Much Success! In the ever changing world of media, the  idea of how news is shared has changed drastically. As a student with The Ohio Center for Broadcasting, hands-on, technical training means you not only learn the broadcasting industry in the traditional sense, but learn to embrace 'the new media' as well. If you have questions about our program, or would like to schedule a tour, click here!  " target="_blank">

Andy Avalos Visit to ICB

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On May 31, 2013
Award-winning NBC 5 Meteorologist Andy Avalos visited the ICB LaSalle campus to speak to...
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ICB Graduate Dan Wolf’s Return to Campus

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On May 24, 2013
Dan Wolf was a guest speaker 5/23/13 at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting’s Lombard...
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  • 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 campus and to have a chance to see the staff and faculty and talk to the current students. He was impressed with the schools newest 15,000 square foot campus in Lombard and the amount of digital equipment and studios available to the students for their hands-on training. Dan was also excited to hear that the school’s curriculum now includes teaching web design, social media marketing, link journalism and website blogging in addition to the radio and TV broadcasting courses both on-air and behind the scenes. During his presentation, Dan told the students that he has been employed in the broadcast industry for the past decade at 94.7 WLS-FM / WZZN-FM in Chicago. He's worked on The Dick Biondi Show, The Greg Brown Show, The Dave Fogel Morning Show, and he is currently producing The Brant Miller Morning Show. Dan told the students that as a student himself he took advantage of everything the school had to offer such as hosting and producing his own show on the schools internet radio station and doing a radio internship in Chicago. He told the students they should treat their internship like it’s their first job in the industry and to network with as many broadcasters as possible both at the school and at their internships. Dan explained to the students the role of a morning show radio producer in a major market and what goes on behind the scenes when planning and producing a daily radio show. Dan took time to meet with several students afterwards and he even accepted several resumes from students who are looking for internships and future job opportunities. The students said they got a lot of valuable information from Dan and were impressed that he has been working in the broadcasting industry ever since he graduated from the Illinois Center for Broadcasting. Patrick Johnsen, Regional Director was excited to see one of his former students back on campus and giving back to the students and the school that helped him get his career started more than 10 years ago. Johnsen commented, “It’s always so rewarding to have our graduates come back to the school to share their experience and knowledge with the current students to help them be just as successful.” The staff, faculty and students all enjoyed Dan’s presentation and the success he has achieved so far in the broadcast industry. For more information the Illinois Center for Broadcasting and their 12-month radio & TV online media broadcasting program, or to schedule a tour of the campus and learn about upcoming classes, please contact the schools admissions department at 630-916-1700 or visit their website at BeOnAir.com/Lombard.  " target="_blank">

Cleveland Sports RoundTable

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On May 24, 2013
Cleveland OCB Campus Director, Terry Groden emceed the Cleveland “Sports Roundtable” Seminar on Monday,...
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  • 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 broadcast community. They included:       Tony Zarrella – WOIO-TV 19 weeknight sports anchor. He is a 2-time Emmy Award winning journalist. Bob Frantz – WTAM 1100am, weeknights 7-mid. Also, weekdays 9-10 with co-host Mike Trivisonno. Mark “Munch” Bishop – WKNR & ESPN Cleveland – “Munch in the Morning.” Also, sports contributor for WKYC-TV 3’s Morning Show. Matt Loede – 92.3 The Fan (WXTM). Indians beat reporter. Graduate of OCB.  " target="_blank">

Bob McElligott Visits Columbus Campus

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  • On May 24, 2013
On Thursday, May 23 legendary Columbus Blue Jackets radio network color commentator, Bob McElligott...
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  • 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 this position in the minor leagues to fine tune his delivery. While calling minor league hockey he also was calling MiLB baseball, high school football, and basketball. He also shared how this affected the lives of his family, who were very supportive of his career as he traveled the “minor league” circuit. McElligott said he enjoys meeting future broadcasters and sharing his experiences and hearing their goals in broadcasting, whether it is sports, talk, or music. “To be a part of sharing the excitement of our industry with up and coming broadcasters is very rewarding and helps groom future broadcasters to take it to the next level.” McElligott said that “Hard work, long hours, and in my case, lots of travel is the hardest part of the job, but calling each game is the reward for all you do.”  " target="_blank">

Pack 74 Visits Columbus Campus

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On May 24, 2013
Pack 74 (Den 11) paid a visit to OCB Columbus. The FUTURE BROADCASTERS took...
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  • 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 a commercial they produced as well." target="_blank">