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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

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

2016 Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Scholarship Award

Posted on Thu, Oct 13, 2016

 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. 

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Topics: BMA, scholarship, Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association, Broadcasting, Broadcast Media Arts, Broadcast Careers, sports scholarship, DSBA, sports

Life Lessons From The Field: Ric Pruneda

Posted on Wed, Jan 27, 2016



"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

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Topics: Radio, Grad Stories, Specs Grads, Broadcasting, Promotions, Greater Media

Life Lessons From The Field: Casey Humbles

Posted on Fri, Feb 14, 2014

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“I work with a group of amazing individuals who come together as a whole, and represent the face of Disney for the Detroit area.”
-Casey Humbles

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.

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Topics: Television, Radio, Grad Stories, Specs Howard, News, Broadcasting

Specs Howard School Of Media Arts Celebrates 44 Years

Posted on Mon, Jan 13, 2014



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.

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Topics: Specs Howard, News, Broadcasting, History, 44 years, 44th anniversary, curriculum, timeline

Specs Howard Grad: Bridgette "Bri" Wood

Posted on Mon, Sep 30, 2013

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.

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Topics: Grad Stories, detroit radio, Specs Howard, Broadcasting

Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association: Specs Howard Scholarship

Posted on Thu, Sep 19, 2013

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Topics: detroit radio, scholarship, Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association, Specs Howard, Digital Media, Broadcasting, Rochester College

Specs Howard Grad: Mark McKenzie

Posted on Wed, Sep 4, 2013

Mark McKenzie, Specs Howard School RadioMark 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. 

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Topics: detroit radio, 89x, Specs Howard, Broadcasting

Rochester College Articulation Agreement

Posted on Wed, Dec 5, 2012

Rochester College & Specs Howard School are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their educational partnership with the announcement of a renewed articulation agreement!

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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Topics: Specs Grads, News, Digital Media, Broadcasting, Graphic Design, articulation agreement, Rochester College

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