Great Lakes Broadcast and Sports Media Academy

Pictured (l to r):  Tim Hyde, director of Operations and Member Services, Minnesota Broadcasters Association; Kyle Geissler, vice president, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association; Michelle Vetterkind, president and CEO, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association; Sam Klemet, president and CEO, Michigan Association of Broadcasters; Sue Keenom, Senior Vice President, State, International and Board Relations, NAB, and Steve Willard, President, South Dakota Broadcasters Association.

South Dakota Broadcasters Association (SDBA) President, Steve Willard, attended the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Broadcast and Sports Media Academy in Detroit, MI on Nov 2.  The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) hosted the event, attended by over 900 high school and college students.  The Academy is once again the largest event of its kind in the nation. Attendees heard from keynote speaker Craig Monroe, learned from 17 professionals during six sessions, met with stations during the career fair, and practiced being broadcasters during hands-on opportunities in the new Student Talent Showcase.