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Specs Grad Spotlight: WJBK FOX2 Grads

Posted on Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Specs Grad Spotlight


Anywhere you go in the media industry you are bound to run into a Specs Howard graduate. This was definitely the case when the Specs Howard Street Team decided to visit WJBK FOX 2. Take some time out of your day to watch these short videos that highlight where these grads are now and how Specs Howard helped them get there. If you listen closely, we are sure you will get some wonderful advice from these hard workers. 

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Topics: Television, Specs Grads, News, WJBK, Fox 2 Detroit

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

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

Catching up With Kernen: From the Mailbox

Posted on Fri, Oct 12, 2012

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Topics: Letters, Career Services Letters, Career Service, Uncle Kernen, Brant Carey, Joseph Kasak, Specs Grads, News

Specs Grad Jay Hud

Posted on Wed, Aug 8, 2012


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Topics: Interview, Radio, Detroit, specs news, detroit radio, 89x Radio, Jay Hudson, 89x, BMA, dick kernen, The Hitlist, around the web, specs howard mi, specs students, Jay Hud, Music, spotlight, Specs Howard School, Specs Howard, Specs Grads, News

Michigan State Honors Dick Kernen

Posted on Tue, Jul 24, 2012

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Topics: Video, Radio, Detroit, specs news, dick kernen, specs howard mi, spotlight, Governor Rick Snyder, Morris Hood III, George Darany, Mitten Made, Michigan State, Farmington Hills, Honor, WRIF, Specs Howard, News, Broadcasting, Graphic Design

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