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The Joe Wade Formicola Broadcasting Scholarship

Posted on Tue, Oct 16, 2018

The Joe Wade Formicola Broadcasting Scholarship was founded by the Formicola family following the sudden passing of Detroit radio personality and Country Radio Hall of Fame inductee, Joe Formicola. The purpose of this scholarship is to allow aspiring broadcasters to further their education. Here is a statement from the Formicola family about the scholarship. 

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Topics: Radio, detroit radio, scholarship, Specs Howard Tour, Joe Wade Formicola, Country Radio, country music radio hall of fame

May 2018 Open House Graduate Panel

Posted on Thu, May 24, 2018

Watch our panel of graduates from our May 2018 Open House as they discuss their careers and experiences from before, during, and after their time at the Specs Howard School of Media Arts! If you're interested in learning more about our Broadcast Media Arts, Digital Media Arts, or Graphic Design programs, fill out one of the forms on this page or visit us at specshoward.edu.

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Specs Howard 48th Anniversary

Posted on Sun, Jan 14, 2018

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Since its inception, Specs Howard has been dedicated to providing hands-on training in the media industries. Take a look at this brief history of the school! Share your favorite Specs Howard memories and pictures using #Specs48years !

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Topics: Radio, Digital Media Arts, Specs Howard, Graphic Design, Broadcast Media Arts, 48 anniversary, tv

4 Tips for Effective Networking

Posted on Fri, Dec 22, 2017

You’ve probably heard this before: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. 

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Industry Tips: Shooting Video on Your Phone

Posted on Thu, Nov 30, 2017

One of the first and most intimidating hurdles an aspiring filmmaker will come across is the monetary barrier of entry associated with getting started in the industry. Cameras can be very expensive, and how are you supposed to prove your meddle as a filmmaker without a camera to shoot on? Well, you might be overlooking an incredibly valuable tool that you already possess: your phone!

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We Have A Winner!

Posted on Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The ballots have been counted, and we have a winner! 

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Topics: Radio, Broadcasting, Big Jim, Audition, Big Jim's House, WCSX

Constitution Day- 2017

Posted on Sun, Sep 17, 2017


On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history. Now Constitution Day is a time for us to celebrate their legacy and nurture good habits of citizenship in all generations of Americans. This year marks the 230th anniversary of the Consitution! 

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Topics: Graphic Design, Constitution Day, abraham linclon

Big Jim's Big Break

Posted on Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Have you ever wanted to be on the radio? Now could be your chance! 

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Topics: Radio, Broadcasting, Big Jim, Audition, Big Jim's House, WCSX

2017 Halfway to Comic-Con

Posted on Tue, Sep 5, 2017

This weekend is your chance to attend a Comic-Con right here in Metro Detroit. 

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Topics: Detroit, Specs Howard, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Comic Con, Broadcast, land of the lost, halfway to comic con, great lakes comic con, glcc, marvel, batman, comics

WDIV Film Challenge Detroit 2017

Posted on Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Film Challenge '16

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Topics: Detroit, film festival, movies, wdiv, detroit film, film challenge detroit, local 4, contest, click on detroit, good, good vs. evil, evil

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