Debra Gray 
Illinois Broadcasters Association 


Friday, October 6, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT

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Bone Student Center-ISU-Normal, IL 
100 N. University Street
Bone Student Center
Normal, IL 61761

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Participating Schools:

Bradley University, Peoria

College of DuPage, Northern Illinois

Columbia College, Chicago

DePaul University, Chicago

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston

Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago/Lombard

Illinois State University

Kennedy King College, Chicago

Lake Land College, Mattooon

Lewis University, Naperville

Lincoln College, Lincoln

Loyola University, Chicago

Monmouth College, Monmouth

North Central College, Naperville

Northwestern University, Evanston

Northern Illinois Univeristy, DeKalb

Richland Community College

Saint Xavier University, Chicago

St. Francis University, Joliet

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign/Springfield

Western Illinois University, Macomb



IBA-University 2017 Registration Now Open  

IBA-University returns to Normal in 2017 as Illinois State University plays host to this one-day student conference sponsored by the Illinois Broadcasters Association and the IBAcadmics Committee.  Registration can be complete on-line unti Friday, September 30th or by registering with your faculty member.  Payment must be made in advance or by check or credit card at the door (add a $5 fee to all at door payments).  Cash will not be accepted at the door.  Payment can be mailed in advance for all registrations to:  IBA, 200 Missouri Ave, Carterville, IL  62918.

Registration Deadline is Friday, September 30th.

Schools that wish to register a group of students and submit payment in advance, please use the group registration form available by request to: or by calling 618-985-5555.


9:30 am     Job Fair/Student Station Showcase & Tours

Job Fair:  9:00 to 10:30 am  

Stations from throughout Illinois wil be on hand to talk with students about job openings for graduating seniors and internship possibilities for juniors.  A complete list of stations will be published in advance of the IBA-U Job Fair.

ISU Station Tours: Want to check out another student broadcast station?  Take a quick tour of ISU stations.

Station Roundtable: Share ideas with other student broadcasters during this roundtable discussion.  

Faculty Meeting:  Members of the IBA 


12:00 am - 1:30 pm Awards Luncheon 

Finalists for the IBA Student Silver Dome Awards Competition will want to attend this awards luncheon.  Winners will be announced immediately following the buffet luncheon.  A complete lis of finalists is available at:

Panel Sessions:  11:00 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm

Radio, Television, and Digital professionals will assemble for panel discussions and presentations on various broadcasting topics.  Students may select from several sessions during each hour time slot beginning at 1 pm. Times/sessions will be updated prior to event.


10:30 - 11:30 am  Expectations of Employers:

1:00 pm - Drive Time Radio:  Panelists include Matt Bahan, Mornings, WIXO-FM and Rick Stephenson, Mornings, WIRL-AM/FM.  Moderated by John Malone

1:00 pm - Broadcast News:  Panelists include Dawn Sterling, News Anchor, WAND-TV; Chuck Collins, Chief Meteorologist, WEEK.  Panel Moderated by Greg Powers.

1:00 pm - Social Media & Digital Marketing: 

2:00 pm - Careers in Media Sales & Promotions:  Keith Palmgreen, VP Sales, Radio Bloomington; Kate Burcham, GSM, Great Plains Media; and Danielle Outlaw, VP Sales, Neuhoff Media.  Moderated by Joe Blaney, ISU.

2:00 pm -  Women in Media:  Panelists include Helen Dobbyn, Multi Media Producer, Illinois Farm Bureau; Colleen Reynolds, Reporter, WGLT; Kelly Lambert, ESPN, Moderated by Deborah Antoine, Lincoln College.

2:00 pm - Sports Play-by-Play:  Joe Brand, Kane County Cougars; Craig Fata, International Basketball Federation; and Greg Halbleib, Normal Cornbelters/WJNC.   Moderated by Steve Suess






Student Silver Dome Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to the student broadcasters who have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Student Silver Dome Awards!  Winners will be announced during the luncheon session at IBA-University, Friday, October 6th.

View Finalist List: