Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Sept. 29, 2009




Detroit News:

The Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts has been around so long, it's easy to forget there is a living, breathing man behind the name. January marks the 40th anniversary of the school that longtime air personality Howard founded in 1970 with two turntables, two tape recorders and 600 square feet of space in a Redford Township storefront. Four decades later, the Southfield-based Specs Howard has evolved beyond a tight radio/TV broadcast focus and now offers study in video, film and graphic arts. The school has graduated 10,000 students, an influential part of southeastern Michigan's broadcast community that includes WXYZ Channel 7 reporter/anchor Glenda Lewis and Fox 2 News legal analyst Charlie Langton (see box). Howard, 83, was honored for his 60-year career with a Lifetime Achievement Award in June by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. He founded Specs Howard in 1970 as a way to wind down his on-air career and keep his family in one city. At the time, there were several correspondence-style broadcast schools in Metro Detroit, including the Columbia School of Broadcasting, but only one other school offered actual studio training... Specs Howard continues tradition of producing top Metro Detroit air talent (Tue, 9/29)







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