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BeOnAir Newsletter Nov. 24, 2022

It’s the Season of Gratitude.

The Beonair Network of Media Schools, which includes Ohio Media School, Illinois Media School, Colorado Media School, and Miami Media School, would like to share with you the Top 10 Things We Are Grateful for This Thanksgiving Holiday!  We are exceedingly grateful for:

  1. Our opportunity to Provide Hands-on Training to our highly motivated students.
  2. Our Amazingly Spirited, Uniquely Talented, and Creative Aspiring Media Students
  3. Our Talented, Caring Media Instructors- Industry pros preparing the next generation of media professionals
  4. Our Caring Relationships serve to make everyone feel like family on our seven campuses.
  5. Our Excellent Business and Employer Relationships provide opportunities to our students and graduates.
  6. Our Amazing Alumni Community supports the next generation of emerging media professionals
  7. Our Real-world Internship Experiences prepare our students to Career-Ready
  8. Our Abundance of Equipment Available to all students and alumni
  9. Our Busy And Amazing Campus Facilities which house video, audio, and podcast studios where our students practice finding success.
  10. Our Passionate & Committed Campus Teams who give selflessly of themselves to ensure the success of our students and alumni alike.

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Thankful for Our Amazing Alumni Who Pay It Forward!

As the calendar year winds down, the Beonair Network of Media Schools is very proud of our BeOnAir Forum Webinar Series, which we launched in Q1 of 2022. Presented bi-monthly and at no cost to our students, alums, and professional community, it offers continuing education, open mic Q&A, and additional support to level up their media goals.As Radio continues to evolve, there is influencing, blogging, video production, website maintenance, event planning, and more. Last night’s Roundtable focused on the topic of “It’s Not Just Radio Anymore!” our guests, two very talented and influential alumni of Illinois Media School (formally Illinois Center for Broadcasting) O’Hare Campus, each with 20 years of industry experience in Radio, TV, and management and coincidently are both currently employed at Mid-West Family of Companies, included Krista Uelmen, Award-winning Midday-Show Host and On-Air Host in both TV and Radio, and Lisa Tyler, Program Director, and Midday Host, and veteran who has transitioned from On-Air to Program Director, working in both large and small markets across the Midwest.Moderated by Filmmaker and our very own Career Services Director Cincinnati Campus, Phillip Bufford Bufford, the discussion was focused on the evolution of Radio and, with those changes, advice on how to adapt to find success. We could have talked all night, as this topic is an essential discussion amongst all in the industry, but our time together was well spent by all in attendance!If you missed the Forum, please join us on YouTube. This lively discussion was insightful and offered new networking connections to all who attended.

With sincere gratitude, we thank each person who has assisted us in our launch of the BeOnAir Forum. We will conclude the 2022 Series on December 5th with special guest Shamika Cotton, Actress in Starz award-winning show PValley and successful businesswoman and entrepreneur. A short break, and then we are excited to open 2023 with another excellent line-up!
For more information, please email National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski or email [email protected].

Grateful For Our Amazing New Teammates!

The Beonair Network of Media Schools welcomed our newest Team Members, Regional Campus Director Ruth Clayman, PhD and National Director of Admissions Victor Menin, Ed.D. and our recently promoted Team Members Pam Flowers, Director of Student Services, and Sean Anthony, Education Director, at our most recent Core Values Orientation.Each brings a wealth of industry experience to our campuses, providing our students and alumni with excellent support as they learn hands on throughout their education and graduate prepared to achieve their career objectives.On behalf of our Beonair Network of Media Schools family, please join our CEO Nancy Rodriguez, and Agents of Culture Houda CrableCrystal Field, Carmen Quintero and Lynda Leciejewski, in wishing our newest Team Members great success Welcome aboard!Are you interested in joining our Team? With seven campuses that include Ohio Media School (Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati), Illinois Media School (Chicago, O’Hare), Colorado Media School (Denver) and Miami Media School, we are seeking strong candidates. Please Inbox Lynda and she will connect you!

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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 the #1 station for R&B & Old School 100.3! Don Juan attended 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 10:00-3:00 PM, 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 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!


Born in Indiana, Colorado Media School (CMS) Alumni Josh Dover grew up listening to sports talk with his dad. Josh had dreams of playing in the NBA, but a break in his femur made him rethink his future.

Josh chose CMS as the most efficient pathway to the NBA, with a dream to one day work directly for an NBA team.

While a student, Josh interned at Mile High Sports Radio, working at the Fan, both producing and hosting. He then took a writing position with The Denver Post, where he worked for the next two years with Woody Page.

Josh was the first employee hired by Stan Kroenke of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment for Altitude Radio, 5 years ago. Today Josh is the mid-day Co-Host of the Ryan Harris, Scott Hastings, and Josh Dover Show which can be heard from 10 am to 2 pm on Altitude Sports 92.5FM in Denver. He also does the Post-Game Show after every Denver Nuggets home game. Additionally, Josh has joined Colorado Media School as Sports Emphasis Instructor and Westwood One as Radio Host.

Building a portfolio that gets you to your dream job is not for the faint of heart. The hard work and grind will always pay off. Josh shares this advice…”Be available and reliable. Keep working your way up!”

Have a passion for media? Is Broadcast Media Career Training Right for You? Take Our FREE Career Assessment at Call Colorado Media School now and start training for the career you want!! Schedule your campus tour at (303) 937-7070. Join the movement! stop dreaming and start making, and become a media maker with training at Colorado Media School!


#AlumniSpotlight  #RisingStars
The Beonair Network and The Ohio Media School are very proud of our roots in providing ambitious students with the knowledge necessary to help them pursue a career in broadcasting.Meet Ryan Lang a 2006 graduate of Ohio Media School. Ryan attended the Ohio Media School (then, Ohio Center for Broadcasting) in 2006. While attending OMS, Ryan interned for WTAM 1100 and was hired as a Traffic Reporter and Board Operator before graduating from OMS.After two years at WTAM, Ryan was hired by 970 WFLA in Tampa, Florida as a News Anchor and Web Content Coordinator. He spent 4 years in Tampa, recording news for 13 different Florida markets, before moving back to Cleveland and back to WTAM as a News Anchor. At that time, Ryan also joined OMS as an Admissions Rep.In June of 2016, Ryan was hired by the Rubber City Radio Group as the Morning News Anchor for 1590 WAKR in Akron and has since taken on the role of Morning News Anchor for Scott and Sarah in the Morning on 94.9 WQMX and The Jeff Kinzbach Morning Show with Sandra Miller on 97.5, while still anchoring the news on 1590 WAKR middays. Over his career, Ryan has covered two Republican National Conventions, a World Series, an NCAA Tourney, and much much more.

Ryan noted of his experience at OMS/ OCB, “I’ve been fortunate enough to experience the Ohio Media School from several perspectives; student, teacher, administrator, and advisory board member, and the one thing that has persisted over the course of my 17-year involvement with the school is that the student and the student’s success are the top priority. I’ve witnessed firsthand that OMS faculty and staff go above and beyond to help even just one individual student further their career. There is an understanding at the school that people are there to better their lives doing something that they love, and so much of that has to do with the industry professionals that students are learning from. So many of these folks have been in the same seats, literally and figuratively, as the students, and they know what it takes to be successful in the media, and that is why they fight for the students.”

Ryan’s advice to our aspiring media students is to ” to show up early, apply for the job (even if you think you aren’t qualified or experienced enough), go after what you want, never give up on your dream, and never stop working on getting better. There is always room for improvement.”

Very recently, we learned that Ryan will be hosting his own show! “I’m beyond excited for the next phase of my career, but I can’t put into words how much I’m going to miss working with [WQMX morning hosts Scott Wynn and Sarah Kay] – two of the best this business has to offer, and two of my best friends,” shares Lang via Facebook. Ryan exits his role as a news anchor for Rubber City Radio country WQMX Akron, OH (94.9) to step into middays at classic-rock sister WONE (97.5). Lang, who joined Rubber City in 2016, also has provided morning news updates for WONE and hosted weekends there.

Please tune in and join us in wishing Ryan all the best!


Stefan 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. Additionally, Stefan was kind enough to serve as a Guest Speaker recently for our Beonair Forum, a Professional Development Webinar Series, designed to bring Industry Professionals together with our audience to enhance the learning experience and engage in open mic Q&A. Stefan Johnson, shared his experience and expertise in Social Media Marketing and discussed how to effectively use social media to grow your voice-over business.

We wish Stefan continued success and be sure to consume some of Stefan’s amazing and hilarious content.

A favorite hallway at Ohio Media School Cleveland Campus features our Alumni Wall of Fame. Showcasing our legacy of talented graduates, each bio inspires current students as they prepare for their own careers in the media industry. Each of our 7 campuses nationwide has an Alumni Wall of Fame. Alumni reach out to us and we can get you added as well.Our newest graduates which include Charles Spikes (Capital Entertainment),  (Beautiful Gates Ministeries), Brandon M. Marvel (NEO Sports Insider), Jarritt Ford (Audio Engineer) and KaRon Crowley (ESPN | Good Karma Brands) are already building a career path in the media industry using skills acquired and networks built while students, opening up their own opportunities in audio, video and the sports and entertainment industry.These graduates are creating bright futures and we are very proud to see them aspire to join the Ohio Media School Wall of Fame Shine Bright!

It did not take very long at all to see Illinois Media School alum Marlon Mehu to level up from his role as Lifestyle Host at North Dakota Today-Gray Television to the anchor role with WDAY!  Great work !Reporting for Duty. 🎙
WDAY | ABC News #Anchor.

Congratulation Ohio Media School alumnus DJ FOCUS and Co-Host  on winning a Kingdom Choice Award earlier this month and a Stellar Award, earlier this year!

The Beonair Network of Media Schools takes great pride in our alumni and the amazing contributions they are making in the industry. Please click below to learn more about DJ FOCUS, CEO of Da Fixx Radio Show.
Holy Culture Radio has now expanded to  Channel 154

Please join Colorado Media School as we celebrate 2019 graduate Sean Boyd who has started a new position as a Sports Talk Producer for Denver’s 104.3 KKFN The Fan / ESPN Radio 1600.Sean is excited that he has moved from market 190 (Cheyenne, WY) to market 16 (Denver) and has landed on his career goal, which is sports broadcasting. His advice to students is to dial in, make your craft, and then use it!Congratulations, Sean Boyd, for making your dreams a reality!

Enoch F. Morgan is our veteran instructor for Ohio Media School Cincinnati Campus. He came to us in January of 2014 as a night instructor and has been an asset to the school ever since. Working with Radio-One/ Urban-One, his background is in radio broadcasting as an On-Talent, Producer, Assistant Production Director, Dj, and Promotion Assistant. You’ll hear him tell his students as a running joke that “He’s an Audio guy.” Truth be told, he has many talents that he shares with his students as they pursue their dreams of entering the media field.”Noc” started his marketing and promotion company in the early 2000s and has worked with many fortune 500 companies and record labels. He has led and developed the Sales and Marketing Emphasis Program on the Cincinnati Campus. He is the program director for, our college radio station as well. Here he trains the students to create and execute their own shows. While setting up events and interviews for the student to create content and connect with other professionals in the field.During the pandemic, he went back to school to get his degree in Applied Science for Business focusing on Marketing. Since then, he has risen through the ranks and is now our newest member of the Ed Team as our Education Coordinator. Since he joined the team, the culture of the campus has continued to change for the better. He works directly with the instructors to help them educate our students in the best way possible. His empathy for the students and their desire to succeed is evident in his actions. Digital footprints on google, student engagement with online classes, and retention rates have improved. Enoch is a leader, innovator, team player, and a great asset to the Ohio Media School team.Cincinnati born and bred. ”The N.O.C.” aka “Dj Mazerati Noc” is no stranger to music and the radio industry. He began his music career at an early age, learning the piano, cello, and saxophone. While attending Northern Kentucky University, majoring in Business Communication, he was exposed to Norse Radio. From there, he landed an internship at Radio-One Cincinnati before being hired on as an on-air talent. This is when the Overnight King was born. He rose thru the ranks from part-time talent to Assistant Production Director. During his tenure, he was able to produce some of your favorite morning and syndicated shows like “Russ Parr Morning Show,” “The Monique Show”, and “The Bebe and Cece Winans Show.” He owns his own company called Get Right Entertainment, Marketing & Promotion, as well as directs, produces, and hosts the docuseries “Real Spit”. Not currently serves as Program Director for our internet radio station, as well as lead instructor of our Sales Emphasis course.

The Beonair Network of Media Schools, which includes Ohio Media SchoolIllinois Media SchoolColorado Media School, and Miami Media School, has a rich history of providing hands-on training to our ambitious media students. Our instructors are professionals in the industry, providing excellent instruction and real-time media experience in the classroom. Our brand promise to our students is to “learn from a pro to be a pro.” Thank you, Enoch F. Morgan, for bringing your passion and expertise to our students!

Life On Campus of a BeOnAir Network of Media Schools Student!

Another great week is in the books for our students and graduates of our Beonair Network of Media Schools! Our students learn hands-on and are taught by instructors who are themselves professionals in the industry. Each day is filled with industry opportunities for our students who are working towards the goal of being the preferred candidate for entry-level career starts in the media industry. Our students experienced internships, hands-on projects, live remotes, studio shows, externships and for some graduations!

We invite you to get to know us and to explore the many ways we can partner heading into 2023. Please inbox National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski and together, let’s change lives!

“This internship has changed my life!”
Ohio Media School graduates Charles Spikes and Cj Martin (aka Hashtagdope Photographe), interns with industry pros Quincy “Big Heff” Taylor and Tyra B., are gaining real-time industry experience, mentorship, and a great network of other industry pros; through that internship connection made at Ohio Media School.As busy as their schedules can be, they take great pride in providing internships for our emerging talent. Big Heff is the Mid-West Regional Operations Manager at Epic Records, Ohio Valley Regional Rep at Def Jam Recordings, VP at Nerve DJs Mixtapes, and CEO/Co-Founder of Beyond Stars Entertainment. Tyra is an Entertainment Publicist at Star Music Media and Capital Structure.Quincy “Big Heff” Taylor and Tyra Byrd have also been growing our students at Ohio Media School Columbus, Cincinnati, and Illinois Media School Chicago, making sure to stop by those campuses when in town. Bringing in performing artists and other industry pros, they provide real-time interview and studio experience for our students and grads.Humble and always with the professional growth of our students in mind, it was a great honor to have Quincy “Big Heff” Taylor and Tyra B. join our Ohio Media School Commencement, where they came by to congratulate their hard-working interns Charles Spikes and Cj Martin on their outstanding achievements.

In this week of Thanksgiving, the Beonair Network of Media Schools would like to acknowledge and thank Big Heff and Tyra for their strong commitment to our students and graduates by providing them real-time experiences and mentorship with the opportunity to learn from a pro to be a pro. Through these experiences, our students graduate career ready.Thank you, Big Heff and Tyra!

Thankful for the Opportunity to Provide Hands-on Real-World Training to our Highly Motivated Students.

Illinois Media School welcomed special guest, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fighter and Chicago’s own Dan Argueta who joined our own On-Air hosts and Alumnus Alex Castaneda aka LX Da One and Instruction Assistant and Alumnus Jose Antonio Contreras to talk about his journey from Orlando Park to the UFC, and of course to talk sports! It was a “Don’t want to miss!” and our students and alum joined in to “learn from a pro to be a pro”.Originally in town to interview with Illinois Media School Instructor Breanna Anderson, On-Air personality at Power 92.3, Dan was eager to meet the students and staff of Illinois Media School and provide them the opportunity to sharpen their skills in all aspects of an interview including live-streaming. Real time experience best prepares our students to land industry career starts at graduation and Illinois Media School is the place where many industry professionals, including performing artists and sports personalities and athletes, stop by as they are making their way through Chicagoland. They know Illinois Media School is the place to be seen and heard, and at the same time they are providing our emerging talent the opportunity to work with professionals as they sharpen their skills in preparation for their career starts.It was a fantastic day on campus with a lot of excitement, engagement and real-time learning. A special thank you to Dan Argueta for sharing his time and to our instructors, staff and Campus Director Tinka Randle for ensuring a valuable learning experience for all!We invite you to get to know us! The Beonair Network of Media Schools includes Ohio Media SchoolIllinois Media SchoolColorado Media School and Miami Media School. Our students learn hands on by instructors who are themselves professionals in the industry. Please Inbox local Career Services Director Lisa Fenton or National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski to explore how we can partner in 2023 and build opportunities for our talented students and grads.

#Hands-On   #TVTalkShow #LearnByDoing

Students at our Cleveland Campus of Ohio Media School producing their TV Show- “Talk of the Land” as part of their collaborative class project for the Network Simulation part of their RTB202: TV News Reporting & Production course.

In this course, students learn how to gather, tape and edit news in field situations. Students learn and practice techniques in TV interviewing and “backpacking,” and students use this instruction to produce a 30-second news report. The course includes hands-on application projects, like the one noted above where students put together a collaborative 30-minute television news, sports, and weather program. Students write, produce and act as talent for the production. Students are taught performing techniques, floor-directing techniques, crew placement, camera angles, and lighting techniques.

“Learn by Doing” is the School’s style. We know that there is no substitute for operating the tools of broadcasting under the direction of broadcast professionals. The classes and studio sessions are run with the same professional informality that is found throughout the broadcast industry

Thankful for the Bountiful Opportunities for Our BeOnAir Students To Apply Their Learning In the Field!

#liveremotes #realword
Our night students from O’Hare Campus, Mike Napoletano, and Derrick Geyer, did an excellent job Sunday covering the Hoops of Promise league 3-point contest yesterday in Waukegan IL.

Thankful for the Bountiful Opportunities for Our BeOnAir Students To #learnfromaprotobeapro

Miami Media School and the Beonair Network of Media Schools would like to thank Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart for visiting our campus and sharing his time with our students, alumni, faculty and staff. Campus Director Janet Garcia and CEO Nancy Rodriguez were also on hand for a very informative and engaging visit.We greatly appreciate the opportunity for our students and alumni to #learnfromaprotobeaproWe would also like to congratulate Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart on securing an 11th term in office.May you continue shedding light on individual rights and liberties and promoting economic prosperity!

#guestspeaker #relationshipsmatter

Dustin Lingemann CPRW, Regional Career Services Director at Illinois Media School shared a special thank you recently to one of many amazing guest speakers and industry related partners.

“Thank you to Gabe Ramirez for stopping by the Illinois Media School O’Hare campus and speaking to our students! Gabe never stops working. He’s currently a Host at The Score 670 AM, B96, and a Sports Contributor at Fox 32 News. I know our students got a great glimpse of what it takes to be successful in the #media field.”

Colorado Media School Students Learn From Video Pro & Guest Speaker Devin Scheer

#LearnFromAProToBeAPro #guestspeaker
Our CMS students had a chance to ease many frustrations when it comes to editing. We all want to be perfect. we are #grateful to our guest speaker Devin taught us about The Unattainable Triangle.It’s the age-old golden rule, you can either have it fast, cheap or good, but you can’t have it all. This is referred to as the “unattainable triangle in marketing and advertising.”Devin noted this of his experience…
“I was asked to speak at Colorado Media School yesterday, and I was blown away by how well I was received by the students. It was so cool being able to share my little bit of knowledge with some up-and-coming talented people. Seeing that sparkle in their eyes brought me back to my beginnings and made me so grateful for how far I’ve come. The faculty actually asked me to become an instructor I really wish I could because it’s inspiring to see people with so much potential and passion!!!!” 

“It’s our great privilege to be with you on your graduation day.”
Friends and family joined our Ohio Media School Cleveland Campus 2022 Fall Commencement to celebrate our newest graduates conferred by Campus Director Jennie Hannah-Hardy and presented by our amazing administration.With hands-on training by instructors who are themselves professionals in the industry and practical experience in an internship, our graduates are well-prepared to build their careers.It is with great pride that we congratulate our newest Ohio Media School Graduates! 🎙🎞We invite you to get to know us! Please Inbox local Career Services Director Houda Crable or National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski for more information about our programs and graduates. We appreciate the commitment of our amazing industry partners and would like to add you to our network, as well. Together, let’s change lives!

Beonair Network Header: I Got A Job!

Here are some of the recent graduates who secured employment in the past several weeks or so from our Media School Campuses across the nation. We are proud of each and every one of our amazing graduates!


Meet Brittany Brown a recent Ohio Media School graduate of the Radio & Television Broadcasting Program. Brittany noted that her decision to enroll at OMS was based on her belief that the school would provide her with the knowledge and skills needed to “get further in media and in her acting career for television and film. She aspires to be an on-air personality. Brittany is an actress, singer, and model who through her media training has gone on to create and launch her YouTube channel and Podcast.

In addition to her passion for acting, she recently accepted the role as the media correspondent for the Ohio Kings Professional Basketball Team of the American Basketball Association (ABA). Brittany eventually aspires to create her own media business.

Brittany’s advice to our aspiring media students is “Don’t give up. Things will get hard. Don’t let the outside t world impact what you’re working on in school. It is truly worth it in the end”

Please join us in celebrating Brittany Brown as she launches her career with the Ohio Kings. With her bubbly personality coupled with her determination and focus will allow her to continue to shine bright! 🎙

Another fabulous day as our Illinois Media School Sports Broadcasting and Audio Production students move from interns to Staff for NCAA Basketball.Real-world broadcast production experience through an internship with the Chicago Dogs Baseball and the Windy City Bulls turns into a return on our student’s investment as they are hired in the industry.Excellence in education coupled with real-world intern experience opens doors for employment and we couldn’t be more proud!A special thank you to our Illinois Media School Instructors which include Joe DiGiacomoDarius Lawrence, and Joseph Delfino who ensure that our students are trained to be the candidates of choice in the sports production industry.

Check us out at or Inbox me for more information. Our graduates are trained up and going places!

“My dad was a graduate of Illinois Media School in 2010 and I have heard nothing but great reviews about it. That is why I decided to enroll.” Darius JeffersonMeet recent graduate of Illinois Media School, Darius Jefferson. Darius forged lasting friendships while in school, learning the importance of building a strong network. While interning for the Chicago Dogs Baseball, Darius met Jacob Thome and Jalen Miles, and together they launched a sports radio show which they continue to co-host on campus. Using his editing skills acquired in the program, Darius has been very successful at leveling up the show quality and growing their following.With a career goal of continued growth, Darius offers this advice to current students, “Treat school like a job. Always be present, network with others and build solid relationships.”We are excited to share that Darius recently landed a job on the Broadcasting Crew of the Windy City Bulls and feels certain that he was selected because of the hands-on training and enriched curriculum received at Illinois Media School. Please join us in congratulating Darius and wishing him continued success. Following in his father’s footsteps, Darius is excited to launch his career!

“Former collegiate athlete, passionate about spreading awareness on social issues, and having those difficult conversations.” Crystal Corr, Graduate of Illinois Media SchoolWith a bachelor’s degree in Communication, it was Crystal Corr’s Guidance Counselor at Concordia University Chicago who encouraged her to enroll at Illinois Media School so that she would gain hands-on training and acquire the technical skills needed to advance her career goals.In addition to classroom and studio time on campus, Crystal also gained industry experience through internships available through Career Services and Education. Her passion for the camera grew in her first internship experience as a videographer with D Stone Live and she gained additional training with Urban Grind TV. It would be through her internship at The Walt Disney Company’s ABC 7 Chicago, that she gained tremendous industry growth. Crystal was thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside two of her favorite TV personalities at ABC7, Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini, and to assist the Creative Content, Programming, and Promotions Departments.Crystal graduated from Illinois Media School and focused on TV, but it was the thick of the pandemic, and landing a good career start proved to be difficult. To make ends meet, she accepted a full-time Nanny role but never lost sight of her media career goals.

Completing her contract, Crystal redirected her focus to On-Air radio. Recently hired as Assistant Producer at Audacy, Inc. News Radio WBBM-AM, Crystal is thrilled. Working alongside former Illinois Media School classmate and mentor, the very talented Dalal Orfali, Crystal is finding everyone very helpful and the job a great career start. WBBM Afternoon Traffic Anchor and Instructor at Illinois Media School, Neil Fiorito is an amazing advocate for our graduates and both Crystal and Dalal continue to be mentored by this industry veteran, who is also an Illinois Media School (formally Illinois Center for Broadcasting) alumnus.

Crystal’s advice to current students is, “Build relationships and learn from your instructors who are professionals in the industry. They are also great references, so show them who you are and what you can do!”

Very grateful to her Illinois Media School instructors which included On-Air Host Davante Stone and Emmy Nominated TV Host and Hollywood Entertainment Senior Contributor at Forbes, Jeff Conway, Crystal took advantage of every opportunity to learn from a pro to be a pro!

Please join us in celebrating Crystal Corr as she launches her career at WBBM -AM! Ambitious and focused, we know she will continue to shine bright! 🎙

“Give yourself the chance to believe in what you can do” -Justin RodriguezMeet Justin Rodriguez, a recent graduate of Ohio Media School Cincinnati Campus. Justin has been hired as a Promotions Assistant at Radio One and is very excited about his career start. Engaged and motivated to be at the top of his game, Justin could not have anticipated this opportunity when he first enrolled at Ohio Media School.Justin chose to enroll at Ohio Media School because he had just left a job and he really wanted to make a change for himself by learning the skills that would help him find success. He credits Ohio Media School with assisting him to achieve those goals. Justin will tell you that the hands-on training by instructors who are themselves professionals in the industry, taught him to get over his fears of large crowds, being the center of attention as well as the anxiety of sending emails and making phone calls. He feels that the positive reinforcement from staff and instructors helped him to grow tremendously, and provide the confidence needed to launch his career.Knowing how difficult it can be when English is your second language, Justin is also determined to provide a voice to the Latino community. He will continue to use the skills he has acquired to assist him in accomplishing this goal. His own background of overcoming the language barrier when he came to the US, drives him to help others in a similar situation. Giving people a voice is Justin’s passion.

In addition, Justin found he had a natural talent and love for the camera and editing. As a live-streaming gamer, he is putting those skills to work and is enjoying the opportunity to record his interactions and build a connection with his gaming community, as well.

Justin’s advice to current students is, “Give yourself the chance to believe in what you can do even though it may seem the position you are seeking is of your reach.  Go after it anyway because you never know what will happen once you get started.”

Please join the Beonair Network of Media Schools, which includes Ohio Media School, in congratulating Justin and wishing him continued success! Confident and talented, Justin Rodriguez is following his dreams to reality

We invite you to connect with our emerging media professionals. Please Inbox local Career Services Director Phillip Bufford to learn more about our programs and graduates. Together, let’s create opportunities and fill your hiring needs!

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Holidays are no time to slow your job search!

You might think the holidays mean a slowdown in hiring, but the truth is employers hire when they need new employees!Many people slow their job search during the holidays, which translates into less competition and more opportunities for you! With fewer candidates vying for specific jobs, you may land an amazing opportunity that you never dreamed would come your way. Keep organized and track responses to avoid missing an email or text.
This is also a great time of year to network. Industry mixers and local community events are excellent times to mix and mingle, offer your card, and have your brand pitch up to par.
2023 budgets are in place, and companies are ready to hire. You may be able to negotiate a later start date or choose to get started and enjoy the added income with a quick start.
Most importantly, stay focused and don’t assume that because it’s the holiday, you should take time off from your job search. Just the opposite! Dig in and make your future happen!OK, one day off for Thanksgiving! And then back to work on the job search. Land that job and celebrate!


BeOnAir 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.

OMS Cleveland Visits Oberlin Weekly

This past week Houda had the opportunity to visit Oberlin Weekly owned by OMS Graduate, Matthew Roberts. Robert is excited to utilize our students to pass forward his knowledge and experience to provide each with a valuable internship experience. Through his news outlet, Matthew is able to highlight the things happening in and around Oberlin, and just hosted their first annual chili cook-off!  Additionally, Matthew recently launched a new podcast, called Tuck n Tuck Show, which focuses on the people. Hosted by brothers Caleb Tuck and Ahmad Tuck.

His guests so far have included:

  • Newly hired Athletic Director for Oberlin High School, Bryce Johnson
  • City of Oberlin’s Recreation Coordinator Mr. David Whitworth
  • 2022 National Teacher of the Year Mr. Kurt Russell
  • Oberlin power couples: Antwon & Rachael McCray
  • Crystal Mills who runs the non-profit organization, Crystal’s Clefts: Dog Rescue
  • Local legend, Gramps aka Gilbert Marshall

OMS-Cleveland  Visits Cleveland Gaming Classic

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.

OMS- Columbus Invited to Employer VIP Event for Mahogany Media Group (MMG)

Houda’s counterpart at our Columbus Campus, Lee. A Wagner, Regional Director of Career Services also had a very busy week connecting with media industry employers. Lee had great campus visits including a VIP Event for the sponsors of Mahogany Media Group (MMG). MMG is launching the Mahogany brand in all major cities, Mahogany Columbus, Mahogany Atlanta, and Mahogany New York to name just a few and conveniently they are based here in Columbus. The group approached Lee to hire some of our graduates for various media positions including videographers, media sales, and content creators for their magazine. We are excited about the opportunities available for our prepared media graduates.

Pictured left to right: Michael Griffin, President of Business Leaders of Central Ohio, Steve Clark and Jermaine Fox from Mahogany Media Group, and C. Sunny Martin, President of C. Sunny Martin & Associates

OMS-Cincinnati Partners with Ohio Kings ABA Pro Basketball, On Impact Recruiting and African American Chamber of Commerce to Provide Opportunities for Students and Graduates Alike.

The Cincinnati Campus (Ohio Media School) has been busy!  We have a new director of Career Services in Phillip Bufford.  He has been busy meeting companies and key businesses in the city.  We have partnered with Dante Payne of On Impact Recruiting, who are responsible for the HBCU Experience Event this Thanksgiving Weekend with special celebrity appearances by DJ Unk and Yo-Yo while major basketball games happen.  Ohio Media School students will be interning and capturing media content for all the events.

OMS- Cincinnati has partnered with the Ohio Kings, Cincinnati’s ABA Pro Basketball Organization. The team is co-owned by Team President Kevin L. Aldridge, who, BTW, is also an Alumnus of Ohio Media School! The team hired their first media correspondent in OMS graduate Brittany Brown.  She will cover all their home games with interviews and on-camera updates.

Finally, we have partnered with the African American Chamber of Commerce.  This chamber reaches over 10,000 businesses in the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan area as well as Northern Kentucky.   They surveyed all of their businesses, and the #1 need was media/marketing.  We have the talent, and they have the need.  The African American Chamber of Commerce is ecstatic regarding this new relationship with the Cincinnati Campus of Ohio Media School.

We invite you to get to know us and to share your media opportunities with our students and graduates. At the Beonair Network of Media Schools, 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 National Employer Representative Lynda Leciejewski

Miami Media School Visits La Nueva 88.3 FM

#EmployerVisits #RelationshipsMatter
A great day out in the field for Miami Media School Career Services Director Angel Llamazares with a visit to La Nueva 88.3 FM as we continually work to developing new media internship and employment opportunities for our students and graduates.Angel noted his “special gratitude for their valuable time, dedication, and courtesy during my visit to:Fabiola Romero (Fabiola Contigo), Senior Producer / Host, Raul Forero, Director, Cela Amarazanu, Development Department and Pastor Assistant and Carlos Pedroza, Development Director Regional Office”Building strong relationships with our employer partners builds a great foundation for our media graduates.We invite you to get to know us. To learn more about our students and graduates, please Inbox Miami Media School Career Services Director Angel Llamazares.

#EmployerVisits #RelationshipsMatter
Colorado Media School and Nexstar Media Group, Inc. continue to support a great collaboration matching our qualified graduates with full time opportunities as Master Control Operators at the Denver Hub. We appreciate the relationships in place that bring our graduates together with this industry leader, and offer a great foundation for both entry level and career advancement.This week local Career Services Director Deborah Byrd, Director of Education Crystal Field and Instructor Luis Quinones visited the Nexstar Media Group, Inc. Hub and met with Master Control Hub Manager Charles Longfellow, Assistant Manager Master Control Hub Ashley Tillott and Manager Jason Spencer to discuss employment strategies.We thank this group for their time and commitment to our students and graduates who have selected Nexstar Media Group, Inc. to launch their careers. We also appreciate the commitment to our PAC – Program Advisory Committee.We invite you to get to know us. For more information please Inbox local Career Services Director Deborah Byrd or National Employer Relations Representative Lynda Leciejewski. Together, let’s create opportunities for our media graduates.

Dustin Lingemann CPRW, Regional Career Services Director at Illinois Media School, had been busy this past week building bridges to our media industry employers.Dustin visited WCGO, which is a local Chicago radio station that offers intern-to-hire opportunities for our aspiring media students. Station manager Denny “Sonar” Greene is an alumnus of IMS from the O’Hare campus.Dustin also had the chance to visit our radio station partner WBIG- a local suburb radio station that also offers internships and recently hired our April graduate  Enrique FigueroaDustin has also worked quite a bit with Alpha Media Group, which recently hired one of our Alumni, Nacy Caddigan, and our recent graduate Guillermo Samano Jr! Another mutually beneficial relationship is with our radio partner WBBM 780 AM (Part of the Chicago Radio Cluster for Audacy). They have recently hired two of the graduates as associate producers, and Neil Fiorito, WBBM Newsradio’s Afternoon Traffic Anchor, is one of our amazing media instructors at our O’Hare Campus.Neil Fiorito is WBBM Newsradio’s Afternoon Traffic Anchor. Neil began his radio career in 1991 at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. He then trained and graduated from the Conservatory Program at The Second City Chicago Improv and followed that with the diploma program at the Illinois Media school (formerly Illinois Center for Broadcasting). For over three decades, Neil has made a career in both the hospitality and radio industry and is proud to say that he has worked in Chicagoland his entire radio career.Lastly, Dustin paid a visit to Bar Bingo another great local business benefiting from the skill sets of our students and alumni.

From student to alumni, the relationships forged continue to build a strong foundation for career opportunities and industry success. To learn more about our programs and to meet our career ready graduates, please Inbox local Career Services Directors Dustin Lingemann CPRW or Lisa Fenton.

EMPLOYERS, are you Hiring?

The BeOnAir Network of Media Schools 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

  • Houda Crable Career Services Director, Ohio Media School Cleveland Campus
  • Lee A. Wagner, Regional Career Services Director for Ohio Media School/ Columbus and Cincinnati.
  • Phillip Bufford, Career Services Director, Cincinnati Campus
  • Dustin Lingerman, Regional Career Services Director at Illinois Media School
  • Lisa Fenton,Career Services Director, Illinois Media School, Chicago Downtown Campus
  • Deborah ByrdCareer Services Director, Colorado Media School/ Denver Campus
  • Angel LlamazaresCareer Services Director, Miami Media School/ Doral Campus

We are here to assist you!

Lynda Leciejewski at [email protected]

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Learn how you change your life with this Remote Internship opportunity!

Meet Actress and Business Professional Shamika Cotton, and learn about the T3IP – The TenTen Talent Internship Program. Shamika, who has grown a very successful career and can currently be seen on Starz P-Valley and works for Tyler Perry Studios, knows success also needs industry mentorship and networking.

Shamika will join our Forum to discuss this fantastic REMOTE opportunity available to intern candidates at all levels looking for experience in the creative arts & entertainment industry.

Recognizing how valuable and life-changing opportunities like this can be in preparing students to enter the workforce equipped to succeed, Shamika is looking forward to joining the Forum to speak with you about the TenTen Internship Program and provide the opportunity for Open Mic Q&A.

A Cincinnati hometown girl, Shamika is looking forward to introducing you to her world and remote internships from which you can nurture and build your own success!

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One of the most challenging parts of becoming a podcaster is constantly coming up with creative podcast ideas, especially those that will keep your audience interested. Whether you have five or five million subscribers, creating engaging content is key in achieving podcasting success.

Depending on your specific niche or area of interest, your podcast may take on a variety of forms. However, having a series of great podcast segment ideas on hand can be a useful tool in the creative process. Even if you have a set podcast format or topic, changing it up with new podcasting segment ideas can be an excellent way to keep things interesting.

Here are some of our favorite ideas for podcast segments, giving you plenty of ways to add some variety to your original podcast:

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