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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Founder, Specs Howard, in 1989
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 !
The ballots have been counted, and we have a winner!
Have you ever wanted to be on the radio? Now could be your chance!
"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.
"Remember nothing is below you. Do everything you are asked and you will get places. Just take "no" out of your vocabulary." -Cody Trombley
We ask Specs Grad Cody Trombley, Promotions Director for Channel 955 & 100.3 WNIC, to share her path and give some advice on working in the radio industry.
“I think that was the first time Jay really took me seriously, and I learned I could do this radio thing in a real world setting, not just a classroom.” – Matt Evans
“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.
I read articles every day filled with gloom and doom about "radio's dead" and marvel at how often I've heard this over the last 50 plus years I've been involved with it. Well, lemme tell ya some radio history.