Connecticut School of Broadcasting

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Connecticut School of Broadcasting
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Active 1964–Present
Admin. staff 420 (est)
Location Farmington, Connecticut, USA
Campus multiple campuses located in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina.
Website www.gocsb.com

The Connecticut School of Broadcasting is a national career college that trains students for careers in Radio, Television, Sports Broadcasting, and Audio/Video Production.[1] The school has twelve campuses in the United States.[2] In 2006, founder Dick Robinson sold the school to a division of Credit Suisse.[3] The new owners ceased operations at all 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.[4]

Overview[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Instructional methods[edit]

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.[5]

Closure[edit]

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.[6]

In May 2009, Dick Robinson purchased the school and it was reopened in June 2009.[7]

Facilities[edit]

The Connecticut School of Broadcasting has 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:[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 41°42′56″N 72°48′27″W / 41.7155°N 72.8076°W / 41.7155; -72.8076