Helping Inspire The Next Generation Of Broadcasters

February 13, 2015

Greater Media Detroit Speed Mentoring 2014

GMD mentors (L-R front row) Meltdown, Kathy Flesher, Jerry Tarrants. (Back row) Ken Wasilewski


Greater Media Detroit team members were out in force and ready to help young broadcasters at the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) presented by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation.

BCBC was created over 9 years ago as an outreach to students and young professionals considering a career in or growing their knowledge of the broadcasting industry.

Held in Lansing, Michigan, the BCBC draws over 160 student/young professionals from around the state for this one day educational conference.

What makes BCBC unique is the one-on-one time students are able to get with leaders in the TV and Radio industries.

Greater Media Detroit’s presence could be felt in several areas of the event.

Chris Brunt The WRite Way 2014

Chris Brunt helping students during the “Write Way” breakout session.

WCSX Program Director Jerry Tarrants, WRIF Senior Account Manager Kathy Flesher, WRIF Afternoon Drive Host Meltdown and WRIF Marketing Director Ken Wasilewski helped kick off the morning as a part of two, one hour sessions of Speed Mentoring. Dozens of students had the opportunity to spend five minutes with Greater Media Detroit team members and other broadcasters. Their mission was get advice from broadcast professionals and pick up pointers from those who were already on their career journey.

Chris Brunt, Director of Internet Operations for Greater Media Detroit joined Greater Media’s and MABF Treasurer Jennifer Williams to host as breakout session, The WRITE Way, for students on understanding the importance of being able to write for a multi-media world. With a focus on honing your abilities to story tell across platforms using the written word, Brunt and Williams lead group writing exercised with over 50 students.

The learning continued outside of the workshops as Greater Media Detroit team members joined students for lunch and had another chance answer questions from this talented up and coming broadcasting broadcasters.

Greater Media Detroit is proud to lend its support to the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation for the BCBC and their events designed to encourage the brightest, most creative and energetic students to choose broadcasting as a career.