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BeOnAir Newsletter Oct. 21, 2022

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The Beonair Network of Media Schools, which includes Ohio Media School, Illinois Media School, Colorado Media School, and Miami Media School, invites you to take a look inside our week as we showcase the many great activities, achievements, and accomplishments of our students, alumni, and community partners across our seven campuses.

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My name is Rick Ucchino, and I’m a 2009 graduate of the OMS Cincinnati campus. I’ve been extremely lucky to be able to spend the last decade working in my hometown market.

The day I graduated from OMS, I was hired on at WQRT 1160AM as a part-time board operator. I worked my way up to become the Assistant Operations Manager before leaving in 2012.

Working in sports was always a goal of mine, which is why I took the opportunity to join an upstart all-sports station on WFAN 100.3FM. For the next several months I was living the dream. I was covering the Reds, Bengals, and UC Bearcats. I was getting paid to go to games I would have paid money to attend. Unfortunately, after only 7 months, the company I worked for decided to go in another direction. The station was flipped back to music, and I was out of a job.

Thankfully, my old internship coordinator was working at 700WLW at the time. With his recommendation, I was hired in the newsroom working part-time overnights. Within a month I was hired fulltime, and I have been with WLW for the last 7 years.

I’m now one of the morning drive news anchors on the highest-rated news talk station in the country. I’ve also had the opportunity to get back into sports. I work as a part-time sports talk host on our sister station ESPN1530. I even host Cincinnati’s only talk show devoted to pro wrestling. The No Holds Barred Podcast drops weekly on, and airs live on WCKY to preview major PPV events.

My advice to current and future students is to stay focused and work hard. You aren’t going to graduate and immediately get hired as the afternoon drive host on your favorite rock station. It takes years, and a little luck, to get that opportunity.

Stay ready and say yes to any opportunities that come your way. Even if you are unsure and uncomfortable. I’ve made enough embarrassing mistakes live on 50,000 watts to keep me awake for a lifetime. The key is to learn from them, and not make the same mistakes twice.

Ohio Media School Cleveland Alumni Tommy Stevens is rocking it as Master Control Operator at Nexstar Media Group, Inc., in Dallas, Texas!
We are so proud of you!

Ohio Media School welcomed 2015 alumnus and former instructor at our Columbus Campus, Audio Engineer and Radio Producer Brian Wagner, for a tour of our Cleveland Campus and a chance to finally meet in person!

With a passion for media, and radio broadcasting and the goal to one day be a Program Director, Brian began his education in the Radio & TV Broadcasting program at Ohio Media School Columbus (formally Ohio Center for Broadcasting). Brian went on to continue his education, earning a bachelor’s in Audio Production, and is currently finishing his master of science – MS Information Technology from Southern New Hampshire University.We invite you to get to know  and his career accomplishments by connecting on LinkedIn or visiting his internet radio station

The Beonair Network of Media Schools is proud of our 36-year history of training industry pros across our 7 campuses and we celebrate our alumni engagement and their continued support of the next generation of industry professionals.

Did you attend Ohio Media SchoolIllinois Media SchoolColorado Media School or Miami Media School? What is your Alumni Story? Please Inbox National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski to connect!
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This Month at Ohio Media School

OMS Columbus Students Enjoy Field Trip to FOX Sports Big Noon Kick-off Show at Ohio Stadium

As part of the Live Remote Production block in the Sports Broadcasting Program at Ohio Media School, our students Nick Savko, Ruth Furman, and David Carter enjoyed a field trip to the set of FOX Sports Big Noon Kickoff, which broadcasts live from Ohio Stadium. This field trip was organized by Ohio Media School Program Director of Score on Air, Adam Dell, and made possible with the assistance of Rob Mikulicka, Director of FOX Sports Remote Operations.Our students had the unique opportunity to tour the production trucks and learn about the variety of production jobs, each explained by the person who does that job. They also got to meet the Producer, Director, and many of the members of the crew. After some Q&A, the students became the subjects for the “blocking” exercises where they test the lights, check the movements, etc., before the show goes live.

Ohio Media School Sports Broadcasting alumnus Julian Jackson travels with FOX Sports Big Noon Kick-off Show as Production Assistant, Spotter and On-Air Talent. We appreciate Julian taking the time to hang out with the students and explain a lot of what happens on show day.

Our brand promise is to “Learn from a Pro to be a Pro” with real-time experiences that mirror the broadcasting industry. Our students are taught hands on, by instructors who are themselves professionals in the industry, and at the completion of the Sports Broadcasting Program they are well prepared for industry success.

We greatly appreciate the support and commitment Rob Mikulicka and his entire FOX Sports team for providing this exceptional student experience.

We invite you to get to know us. Please inbox National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski and together let’s explore opportunities for our future media professionals.

OMS Students Apply Their Learning to Celebrate College Radio Day

On Friday, October 7, college radio stations around the world joined together to celebrate the unique medium of college radio.The goal of College Radio Day is to raise greater awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate around the world and to encourage people who would not normally listen to college radio to do so, thereby attracting new listeners to these student-led stations.Please join the Beonair Network of Media Schools as we congratulate our students and instructors who took part in this very special day. This was a great opportunity for our students to “learn from a pro to be a pro” and to take to the mic on one of our 20+ internet radio stations located across our 7 campuses.

We continue to be “Raised on a Radio”!

OMS Students Take Advantage of Internships

Congratulations to the newest member of the Internship Team at ESPN | Good Karma BrandsOhio Media School’s very talented KaRon Crowley.An avid sports fan interested in growing a career in sports broadcasting, KaRon enjoys every aspect of this internship and the fantastic opportunity to be a part of Cleveland sports.Local Career Services Director Houda Crable and National Employer Employer Representative Lynda Leciejewski enjoyed meeting up with KaRon at ESPN’s beautiful new home on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland’s Flats.

Please join us in congratulating KaRon and wishing him continued success!

It is with great pride that Ohio Media School Columbus Campus presents to you our Fall 2022 Graduates. These talented and dedicated students are now well on their way to carving out their future in the media industry. To each of our graduates, please join Campus Director Rhonda Frazier in saying, “Congratulations and keep shining bright!”

A special thank you to our guest speaker, Kendall Lee, who delivered an impactful commencement message focused on the importance of drive, determination, teamwork and having a sense of humor. Surrounded by friends and family, this class celebrated milestones and accomplishments!
Conferred by Associate Campus Director Diana (Rankin) Compson, and surrounded by her outstanding team, Ohio Media School celebrated this talented group of graduates. To all who attended, thank you for your commitment to these Media Makers.We invite you to get to know us! Please Inbox Regional Career Services Director Lee A. Wagner or National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski, for more information about our programs and graduates. With hands on training by instructors who are themselves professionals in the industry, our students graduate career ready to join your Media Team. Let us prequalify the best candidates and arrange for interviews at no cost to you. Together, let’s change lives!

OMS Visits ESPN-Cleveland’s New Digs

Ohio Media School Career Services Director Houda Crable and National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski enjoyed a grand tour of the new home of ESPN Cleveland. A special thank you to Matt Fishman, Director of Content, for opening the doors of their amazing new studios located on Old River Road in Cleveland’s Flats, and for giving us a look inside their fantastic, state of the art studios. On a beautiful fall day, the view across the banks of the Cuyahoga River was stunning and the sunlit studios were filled with the buzz of Cleveland sports!


Ohio Media School has long shared a special relationship with ESPN Cleveland | Good Karma Brands and many of our talented graduates have launched their careers and continue to grow with the variety of opportunities available with this industry leader.

With gratitude to Matt, we enjoyed catching up with Ohio Media School Alumni who were in the house and included: 2009 graduate, veteran sportscaster Emmett golden who interned as a student and was hired as a part time board op and reporter at ESPN in 2010, and is currently co-host of the top rated afternoon drive show ‘The Next Level’; ESPN producer and on-air host Nicholas Paulus who was prepping for his show with Emmett; Marketing Facilitator Kevan Arnold, graduate of our Sports Broadcasting program; and KaRon Crowley, excited to be one of the four candidates chosen for the current ESPN Internship cohort.

There is a great passion at ESPN that is rooted in their core-values which include, “Be Honest, Work Hard, Over Deliver, Listen Follow Through, and Teamwork.” We are proud of the great fit for our student interns and graduates and the doors that have been opened for their career development in media.
We thank our friends at ESPN | Good Karma Brands for their commitment to our programs and our graduate success, and we wish the entire team all the best in their beautiful new home!

#RelationshipsMatter: Building Great Relationships with the Media Industry Movers & Shakers!

As the Beonair Network of Media Schools continues to build out new opportunities for our alumni and professional network, it was a great pleasure to share in meetings with our CEO Nancy Rodriguez and Ohio Media School Alumni Leah Haslage, Producer at Evergreen Podcasts; Faith Nezovich, Manager Station Operations Total Traffic & Weather Network; Crystal Beaulieu, Digital Content Producerst FOX 8 News Cleveland; Illinois Media School Alumni Derek Spallone, Sports Reporter at Spallone Sports and Social Media Associate at Wilson Sporting Goods Co.; Employer Partner and Ohio Media School PAC Advisor Peter Tellep, President at LPV Productions, Inc., and National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski.

We greatly appreciate the commitment and support of our amazing and talented network.

OMS Welcomes Ohio Senator Jerry Cirino (18th District)

 Cleveland Campus was honored to welcome State Senator Jerry Cirino (R-OH) and Kent Trofholz, Executive Director of Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools, for a tour of our studios and classrooms and to meet both students and graduates of our multi-media programs.Recognizing that “one size does not fit all” in education, Senator Cirino inspired our students as he talked about their futures in media and the doors that will open to careers made possible with the skills acquired and the network forged with instructors, alumni and industry professionals who offer guidance at the campus level. The floor was then open to a very engaging student-led Q&A.

We appreciate Senator Jerry Cirino’s commitment to education, the support shown in getting to know  and our mission to best prepare our students to be candidates of choice at graduation. Our students learn hands-on from instructors who are themselves professionals in the industry, and our focus is to ensure they are best prepared to meet their career goals.

Campus Director Janice (Jennie) Hannah-Hardy, MSM Change Leadership enjoyed hosting this visit, and we are all proud to share in our mission as we continue to grow together.

A fabulous job by our Ohio Media School students who covered the campus visit of Ohio State Senator Jerry Cirino.

Radio Spotlight: Columbus Ohio Campus Score On Air Sports Radio Station

At each of our Beonair Network of Media School campuses, there are student-run internet radio stations with different formats including underground, take radio, and sports radio.  This week we spotlight our Columbus Ohio Campus Score On Air Sports Radio station.

Score On Air is a local sports network run by students and graduates of the Ohio Media School. Not only do we bring you to live shows, but we also produce high-quality broadcasts involving sports in the Columbus area. ​

Score On Air is part of The Ohio Media School, Columbus campus. Students who attend the school can intern with the station and learn the basics of sports broadcasting, including camera operation, graphic production, on-air roles, and sports radio production. They produce live shows, make industry contacts, work among other local talents, and much more! After they complete the core program, they are invited to enroll in the Sports Emphasis graduate program, where they learn the behind-the-scenes element.​

Do you think you have what it takes to be an On-Air personality? Set up a visit at the Ohio Media School in Columbus today by calling (614) 655-5250 or visiting the Ohio Media School by Clicking Here!

Pictured below are several of our students from Score On Air have been going out every Friday to film highlights from local High School Football Games. Under the direction of instructors Adam Dell and Todd Bradley, students get hands-on experience to work a Sony NX-100 in a Live environment.

In addition to sports remotes, and live sports events there are plenty of additional opportunities for our students to have their own podcasts and sports talk shows. Checkout “Welcome To the Chatroom” one of several sports talk radio shows on ScoreOnAir.


Chatroom September 21, 2022
An NFL Breakdown with Week 2 in the books! Join me, “Friar” David Carter, Uncle Nick Savko and Eric”The Bear” Banks for an exciting discussion on some of the best NFL games.

Here are some of the recent graduates who secured employment in the past several weeks or so in our Beonair Network of Media Schools- Ohio Campuses. We are proud of each and every one of our amazing graduates!

“This is a dream job and I’m very blessed to have it!” – Ian Skidmore
Please join Ohio Media School as we congratulate recent graduate Ian Skidmore on launching his career as Technical Supervisor, working out of the Intercontinental Cleveland, for live event industry leader Encore.Extremely excited to have already worked an event for the Cleveland Browns and supervised an interesting Roundtable about DNA and RNA, Ian loves that no two days are ever the same. Putting his skills to good use, Ian is grateful for the opportunity to continue to grow with Encore.A devoted student who took advantage of a variety of internship experiences, it has been a great privilege to watch Ian grow. Well suited to represent Encore as he front-faces clients and ensures event success, we have no doubt that Ian’s great personality and attention to detail will continue to level up his career.
Congratulations Ian Skidmore and best wishes. Keep shining bright!

“I am living proof that ANYONE can turn their life around and realize their dreams!” Bryan F.Ohio Media School Cleveland is very proud to share the great news that Bryan F. (Fraley), graduate of our Radio & TV Broadcasting program and the advanced diploma program of Sports Broadcasting has accepted a full-time, on-air position at KDSN Radio in Denison, Iowa,,,,, and he couldn’t be more excited! Bryan will be hosting a daily show from 10-2 pm and also doing play-by-play for local high school sports. Renting an apartment above a museum in an old house built in 1880, Bryan will be staying in the heart of Denison and integrating himself into the town immediately!Bryan said, “So I’ve been up to something for a while, and I am finally ready to share the news with everyone. I accepted an offer for employment from KDSN in Denison, Iowa, to be their new daytime radio host! I’m also very passionate about doing play-by-play commentary. The position will allow me to continue to build my voice as a radio host and as a play-by-play commentator, where I’ll be calling games for local sports teams on our station. It really is the perfect fit. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and joy, and I am living proof that ANYONE can turn their life around and realize their dreams! Love you all and hope you’ll tune in.”

Always focused on landing an on-air opportunity, we are happy to share Bryan’s career launch! Please join us in celebrating Bryan!

Please join us in wishing Bryan the best of luck as he turns his dream into reality.
Career Services is focused on assisting our graduates in landing career success! We invite you to get to know us. To learn more about our students and programs, please Inbox local Career Services Director Houda Crable or National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski.

Congratulations #MediaMakers

We are proud of our many graduates who have secured employment in the past several weeks at our various Beonair Campus Markets. Please join us in wishing these Ohio Media School graduates continued success as they launch their media careersOhio Media School  Columbus Campus –
Jessica Cole: Encore, Audio Visual Technician; Cody Jordan: Encore, Audio Visual Technician; Ashley Grant: Cannabis Infusionz, Owner/ Marketing & Promotions; Joel Braswell: Encore, Audio Visual Technician and Eric Banks: Columbus City Schools – Ohio Public Address Announcer.Ohio Media School  Cincinnati Campus –
Reggie Sanders Freeman: Columbus Raw UnScene, Social Media Marketing; Jordan Willis: QB Productions, Voiceovers, Audio Production; Delvin Williams Jr: Freelance Videographer, Audio Production; Teeshaun Muhammad: MS Vocational Institute, Interviewer.

Ohio Media School  Cleveland Campus –
Tashala Davis: Akron Beacon Journal/, Newswriter; Taylor Davis: Open Doors Academy, Social Media Program Coordinator; Jeremy Tomesek: CBW Productions, Voice Talent, Content Creation; Harlynn Bush: FOX 8 News ClevelandNexstar Media Group, Inc., Friday Night Touchdown,  Sports Broadcasting; Esther Lewis: Stella Girl Enterprise, LLC. , Owner/ Marketing & Promotions; Damon McDonald: Middle Men Music Group, Audio/ Video Freelancer; Miranda Dobbins: Valley Creek Media, Videographer; Scott Dabado: Valley Creek Media, Videographer; Sarah Chitwood: Audacy, Inc., Event Coordinator and Jax Gregory: Audacy, Inc., Event Coordinator.

We invite you to get to know us. Our media programs are taught by industry professionals and our students graduate career ready. Are you hiring? Our local Ohio Career Setvices Directors Houda Crable and Lee A. Wagner would like to assist at no cost to you. Please Inbox for more information.

Post-Author: Lynda Leciejewski, Beonair Network National Employer Representative

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Understanding the company, the job description and how your qualifications are a fit will set a positive tone right from the start.

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Have you gone to the website and read about the company? What are the core values? What makes them unique in the industry? What are they doing in the community they serve? Have you checked the company out on LinkedIn and other social platforms?

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Be certain you have read the entire job description and understand why you would be a good fit. Do you have certain skills that will help you adapt to the systems that the employer is looking for? Can you speak confidently about the role and why you would be an asset to the employer? Do you understand the need the employer is trying to fill?

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Think through the answers you will offer in the interview and practice what you would like to say. Remember, the questions asked are always to see how you will fit the role. Prepare your answers, accordingly!

Be prepared with samples of your work, and a few mindful questions for the employer.

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OMS Career Services Creating New Opportunities for Employment, Collaboration and Internships

Our Career Services Directors are constantly exploring new opportunities for our students and graduates, and video gaming is certainly a venue of great interest!Creating an additional pathway of entertainment and interaction, gaming also builds community, providing a virtual form of exchange and a medium of social media.Ohio Media School Career Services Director Houda Crable took a peak inside this year’s Cleveland Gaming Classic, exploring the many ways our students and graduates can pursue their passion, both in internship and employment.

While attending, Houda was happy to catch up with former Ohio Media School Instructor representing Hyland, the very talented Jeffrey Ford and Employer partner at Rock The House, Director of Entertainment Cory Enriquez, who was DJing the event!

It is incredible to note that the Cleveland Gaming Classic started more than a decade ago, with eight friends playing a Tecmo Bowl Tournament in someone’s basement. It has grown into a weekend convention drawing gamers from at least ten states to the IX Center in Northeast Ohio.

There is always opportunity if you take the time to look around and put yourself out there. Houda said, “It was great to be part of the excitement! I loved seeing some familiar faces and networking with new people. Indie software companies were looking to grow their brand and established names by interviewing or engaging gamers and attendees.

“For the gamers, it was cool seeing the various free play opportunities: a wall of pinball machines, a room of arcade games, two meeting rooms of retro games, several rooms for various tournaments, and even games at vendor tables. An exciting category that intrigues many of our students and graduates, I will bring new contacts back to campus and will continue connecting our graduates to opportunity.”

Houda’s counterpart at our Columbus Campus, Lee. A Wagner, Regional Director of Career Services had a busy week connecting with media industry employers. Lee had great campus visits by Cameron Vines and Brittany Weinberg from Creativity Linked Studios (Left Top), Daniel Ross from Nerdy Dan Films (Left bottom) and Reggie Crews from Crews Brothers Advertising Group. We thank all of our amazing employers for their time and commitment to our graduates.

Heading south on Interstate 71, we land at our Cincinnati Campus and find our newly minted Career Services Director, Phillip Bufford making his positive mark on the Cincinnati Campus graduates, and alumni and making serious inroads with  Cincinnati market media employers.

We invite you to get to know us and to share your media opportunities with our students and graduates. At Ohio Media School, our students learn hands-on and are taught by instructors who are themselves professionals in the industry. They graduate career ready to join your media team! For more information, please inbox Houda Crable or National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski.

EMPLOYERS, are you Hiring?

Ohio Media School would like to assist you in filling your employment needs. Let us connect you with pre-qualified candidates at no cost to you.

With hands-on training by instructors who are themselves professionals in the industry, our students graduate career ready to work for you!

Please contact National Employer Representative Lynda Leciejewski or local Career Services Director Houda Crable, Cleveland Campus, or Lee A. Wagner, Regional Career Services Director for Columbus and Cincinnati.

We are here to assist you!

Lynda Leciejewski at [email protected]

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Join the Beonair Forum and our special guest, 2016 Alumni of Ohio Media School, Tracie Potts, as she talks about strategy on Brand Building and Landing Opportunities in the Entertainment Industry. Tracie has built a very successful career working for major networks that include CBS, NBC, FOX, and BET Entertainment Television and has produced several popular shows such as Divorce Court, Saturday Night Live, American Idol, The Queen Latifah Show, BET Entertainment Television and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Tracie wants to teach you what she knows! A freelance writer, producer, and avid supporter of non-profit organizations, Tracie will talk about building your network, brand, and opportunities and give you advice and mentorship that will help launch you into the exciting world of entertainment.

Currently working between projects, including a show on VH1 and Public Relations Manager for the Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists, Tracie’s energy, experience, and tips for success will inspire you and elevate your brand. We invite you to join us and “Learn from a Pro to be a Pro!”

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