Graduate Spotlight: Kevin Salisbury
Kevin SalisburyOn Air Name: Kevin KnightKFXI Radio: Southwest Oklahoma's Real Country GiantGraduate: June Days/Cleveland Campus
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Dear Staff and Students of OCB
In June 2011, I enrolled at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting and began classes on June 21st.
My story is a little different. I had already spent nearly a decade in radio. I left the business when life got in the way, as it often does. However the passion to work in broadcasting is so strong that once it gets in your blood, you can never get rid of it. I spent nearly 10 years out of the business, and due to the long absence, the technology had changed dramatically. It was absolutely necessary for me to return to school. Enrolling at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting was the best decision I ever made.
The program at OCB is like no other. I'm the type of person that learns best by doing, rather than reading. The hands-on approach at OCB is perfect for people like me. Everything that is taught is taught for a reason, even the things you may think are unnecessary. The program is systematic and gives you the tools you need to be successful. The staff at OCB is top notch. If you added up the years of experience from each staff member you're looking at more than 100 years of combined experience. I grew up listening to, and watching Jim Szymanski. He has forgotten more than most of you will ever know, so again, pay attention, and take everything very seriously.
Concerning your job search after graduation, if I can offer you any advice, its be proactive! If you use the resources that are provided to you by Gary James, you will find a job. The day I graduated, I sent out twenty resumes and demos. I did that every day until I landed my first job offer. I graduated toward the end of March, and by mid-April I accepted a job as the Afternoon Drive Host for KFXI, a 100,000 watt mega Country station, located in Southwest Oklahoma. KFXI has the tallest tower and the most powerful signal in the state of Oklahoma. Let's just say a lot people in Texas and Oklahoma get to hear what I have to say.
I want to wish you all the best of luck in this great journey called broadcasting, and may your trails be happy ones. I would like to leave you with the sign off I use every day on my show. "Well Boys and Girls, it's time for me to pee on the fire and call the dogs. I'll see you tomorrow."
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