WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today that the 2014 Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) class graduated this month, following a ten-month, MBA-style program that teaches the fundamentals of purchasing, owning and operating radio and television stations. The final student roster can be found here.
The program, now in its 14th year, targets senior level broadcast executives who aspire to advance as group executives or station owners. To encourage diversity in broadcasting, NABEF offers fellowships to women and people of color. A number of BLT graduates are in varying stages of station acquisition.
This year, topics included securing funding, identifying stations, developing a business plan, due diligence and operating for success. Students had the opportunity to network with other broadcasters, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff, communications attorneys and members of the banking community.
Of the 238 past graduates, 43 currently own or have owned stations, and more than 96 have been promoted at least once.
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