Connecticut School of Broadcasting
|Connecticut School of Broadcasting|
|Admin. staff||420 (est)|
|Location||Farmington, CT, USA|
The Connecticut School of Broadcasting is a national career college based in Farmington, Connecticut, United States with a focus on Television and Radio certification and training in areas such as television anchoring, commercial radio performance and journalism including production. CSB ceased operation at all its campuses without prior warning and announced a bankruptcy filing on Wednesday March 4, 2009. The school reopened approximately 2 weeks after the closure, and was repurchased by its founder - Dick Robinson Media Inc. who resumed operations on May 19, 2009.
Originally founded in 1964 by Dick Robinson as a small, private school in Connecticut, offering only minor classes in radio performance, CSB has grown to become one of the nation's leading educational institutes that maintained close ties to the world's leading media outlet corporations such as CBS, NBC, CNN and Clear Channel Communications.
Classes are taught by industry professionals who work in the business. The Connecticut School of Broadcasting uses a seasonal semester schedule, providing 8-week day and 16-week evening classes in March, July and November. The Charlotte campus has an extended curriculum including new media technology, lasting six to eight months. All schools teach with a hands on approach that helps adjust the student to a real world job environment.
On March 4, 2009 the broadcasting school closed its doors after 45 years since its original opening in 1964. The reason cited was a weak economy. One day after shutting-down, the school filed for bankruptcy.
In May 2009, Dick Robinson purchased the school and it was reopened in June 2009.
The Connecticut School of Broadcasting chain of schools includes 12 campuses in the continental United States, primarily in larger cities, offering its alumni lifetime use of their equipment and studios. The following cities housed studios and classrooms owned by CSB:
- Needham, Massachusetts
- Farmington, Connecticut
- Stratford, Connecticut
- Westbury, New York
- Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
- Cherry Hill, New Jersey
- Lawrenceville, Georgia
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Tampa, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
- Palm Beach, Florida
- Doral, Florida - classes offered in Spanish in Doral, FL
- Glenn Woods - Radio One Inc. Social Media Manager
- Eileen Albrizio
- Alfredo Alonso - Senior Vice President, Clear Channel Radio
- Joe Benigno - Midday Host, WFAN-AM - CBS Radio
- Rita Cosby
- Vic Jacobs
- Artie Lange - Co host, Howard Stern Show - Sirius Radio
- Rush Limbaugh - Host, Rush Limbaugh Show Premiere Radio Network
- Pete Sheppard - Sports radio talk show host.
- Sue Simmons - Anchor, WNBC-TV
- Dude Walker
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