July 20, 2018

2018 Confer Radio Talent Institute

Twenty-two students pursuing careers in the broadcast industry attended the Confer Radio Talent Institute over the summer. The week-and-a-half-long institute featured industry professionals from up and down the East Coast, rigorous classroom experience and a trip to Philadelphia to visit the Citizen’s Bank Center to learn about the Phillies' and Flyers’ sports broadcast teams. 

Now in its fifth year, the institute was established 2014 thanks to a gift from longtime broadcast professional Kerby Confer, owner of Forever Media in Altoona, Pa. The institute introduces budding broadcasters to a wide range of opportunities within the radio industry.

The attendees included six Bloomsburg University students who were so grateful for the experience that they put together this video to thank Mr. Confer for the opportunity:


At the end of the institute, all 22 students took and passed the Radio Advertising Bureau’s (RAB) marketing certification exam. The RAB certification puts them ahead of their peers, offering an advantage in the job market. 
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