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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

Specs Howard 48th Anniversary

Posted on Sun, Jan 14, 2018

SpecsHoward in 1989.jpegFounder, 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 !

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

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

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2016

Posted on Tue, May 24, 2016

On Saturday May 21, 2016 The Specs Howard School of Media Arts had the chance to participate in the 25th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Chene Park in Detroit. 


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Topics: Television, Radio, Broadcast, Charity

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: Cody Trombley

Posted on Tue, May 13, 2014


"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.

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Topics: Radio, Grad Stories, Broadcast Media Arts

Life Lessons From The Field: Matt “Easy E” Evans

Posted on Mon, Feb 17, 2014


“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


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Topics: Interview, Career Services Letters, Radio, Grad Stories, BMA, Matt Evans, Specs Howard, Specs Grads, Career Services

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

Careers in Radio Broadcasting are DEAD!

Posted on Wed, Mar 27, 2013

deskofDK600I 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.

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Topics: Career Service, Radio, dick kernen, Broadcast Media Arts

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