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The Specs Howard School of Media Arts has had a long relationship with the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA). This year the DSBA awarded two deserving Specs Howard students with an amazing scholarship.
"I’ve loved music since I was a kid and knew that I would do nothing else." -Ric Pruneda
We asked Specs Grad Ric Pruneda to give us some insight on working in all aspects of the radio industry.
Ric has been up to some pretty exciting things since this interview. Check out where he is now complete with a short video interview here.
“I work with a group of amazing individuals who come together as a whole, and represent the face of Disney for the Detroit area.”
We asked Specs Grad Casey Humbles to share her story on working in the Broadcast Industry.
Where do you work and what do you do there?
I currently am a Promotions Assistant at Radio Disney-Detroit. I do promotions, like putting up tents and organizing giveaways, to operating the sound board during the Disney event shows.
44 years ago Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts opened it’s doors to students eager to train in the radio industry. Over the years, the school has expanded to include programs in all aspects of the media arts. This resulted in the renaming of the school in 2009 to Specs Howard School of Media Arts.
Since January 14th, 1970, there has been tremendous growth not only here at Specs Howard but also in the media industry. While we were just opening our doors in 1970, PBS and NPR were just opening their doors to the media world as well. In 1976, cable television was first went live. Shortly after that, we added our first television studio in 1981. That was also the year that MTV first aired playing “Video Killed the Radio Star” as their first song. The 90’s brought us the digital age. The first professional digital camera system and in home internet access was brought to life in the early 90’s. Naturally, in 1994 the school added non-linear digital video editing to it's curriculum. In 2003, the Adobe Creative Suite was founded, so in 2008 we added the Graphic Design Program.
Bridgette "Bri" Wood wanted a career, not just a job. After receiving her four year degree, she felt she needed more experience, "Even with the big classroom experience, I still needed more hands on." After meeting with the counselors and taking a tour, she knew Specs Howard School was the right fit.
Mark McKenzie could be called the hardest working man in radio. He has not missed a day of work in his nine years of radio. Mark got his start at Specs Howard School of Media Arts. He went from washing vans at his first station to becoming a program director in Canada and back down to board op. Now, Mark is starting over at 89x, the station he grew up listening to.
Previously Specs Howard School graduates were able to transfer up to 24 credits to Rochester College's Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication degree program. Under the new agreement, graduates of the Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Digital Media Arts programs will be able to transfer up to 33 credit hours.
For more information on Specs Howard School's articulation agreements and our programs give us a call at (855) 267-4454.
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