Broadcasters and students reveal how BMG helps you begin your broadcasting career
When looking to begin your broadcasting career, you’ll need a sound strategy for developing industry contacts and acquiring the necessary broadcasting skills and education required for those determined to become a radio broadcaster.
The following BMG and SMG broadcasting students and mentors share their insights about how to get your foot in the door of the radio broadcasting industry. From there, you’ll receive the necessary training and exposure to industry contacts through BMG’s radio broadcasting school apprenticeship training program needed to take advantage of this opportunity.
For clarification, BMG and SMG are a part of the same company. Both use the same mentor apprentice training model and resources, with the only difference being SMG students are training to become sports broadcasters, while BMG teaches the specific skills and tools students need to acquire to become radio DJs, talk show hosts, and newscasters.
Once the mentorship was over, BMG’s efforts led me to WBZ talk-show host Jordan Rich, who asked me to be the in-house legal analyst on his show that reaches nearly 250,000 nightly listeners.
None of it could have happened without BMG’s support, encouragement and unflagging desire to see my dream fulfilled.
Graduation has arrived as I have finished up all of my training with Justin Riley at KKOB. What a great and fun experience, especially being placed with the program director for training. I learned so much from him and found Citadel people to be extremely generous with their time and sharing their skills with me. I would highly recommend BMG to anyone looking to enter into radio, especially since I was hired to work in promotions during my training. As they say, “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”, and it’s impossible to deny the results your company provided for me!
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I’ve worked in major market radio in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York for more than 20 years. Much credit for the advancement of my exciting and fulfilling career goes to my mentors. But it’s not always easy to find the right mentor. That’s where BMG and SMG comes in. The mentoring model BMG and SMG uses is an outstanding vehicle for someone trying to break into the business, as well as those who’ve gotten started but want to move up the ladder. Remember, it’s not just WHAT you know… it’s WHO you know!
Integrity and knowledge. That’s what you get from Michael Madden and BMG/SMG. Michael’s program is ideal for the broadcaster who is looking to break into this exciting business. BMG/SMG will provide you with the best possible mentor, and I can tell you first hand from my many conversations with Michael, your future employment is extremely important to him. While other companies are content with taking your money, that’s not what Michael and BMG /SMG is about. He’s about providing you with an ideal working environment and to facilitate your pursuit of employment. If you’re looking to become a professional broadcaster, I strongly suggest you give Michael Madden and BMG/SMG a call.
Michael’s BMG and SMG service is precisely what the broadcaster trying to break into the business is seeking. That conduit between the apprentice looking for a way into the industry and the journeymen who can offer advice, counsel and expertise from the inside. He has organized a template that is both a direct path to goals while also being flexible enough to adapt to the personal needs of his clients. This is a good idea smartly executed.
Michael Madden’s Broadcasters and Sportscasters Mentoring Group provides an excellent service matching people who want to be in the sports or radio biz with those who already are. I’ve mentored three of his students and find them all to be responsive to feedback, eager for insight and direction, and truly appreciative of the time I give. Michael at SMG is professional, eager to help you learn, and always accommodating. My experience with Michael and SMG was great. I can only imagine the kind of radio talent we could develop if everyone in the biz was eager and willing to work with Michael and his aspiring broadcasters.
When I reached out to Michael for help with online broadcasting, he went above and beyond and answered my many questions I threw at him. This was before I even agreed to do his program. Michael and his Broadcasters and Sportscasters Mentoring Group not only helped my business grow since its launch in August 2010, he worked a custom payment plan for me just so I could afford it. I have a great amount of respect for Michael and would recommend the Broadcasters and Sportscasters Mentoring Group to anyone looking to break into the business.
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value
Michael is a talented and honest business owner with a passion for the work he does. He is an expert in the art and science of radio broadcasting. I have gone through the training he provides and I highly recommend SMG & BMG to anyone looking into a radio career.
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value
Michael Madden has a good company for up and coming radio and sports broadcasters. He takes those involved and pairs them with a mentor who helps guide them and give them feedback. It’s a great way for those who take his course to network and learn about the radio and sports broadcasting field.