Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Chicagoland Broadcasting School Attended by Secretary of State Jesse White; Fox News Team and Government and Media Personalities

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The Illinois Center for Broadcasting celebrated the grand opening of their new campus located in Lombard, IL. State and Local dignitaries, Chicago TV and Radio personalities and Broadcasting Industry professionals came together to witness the new technology and the hands-on training that students receive at ICB. A new Hispanic Broadcasting training program was also launched this year and the Hispanic community came out to celebrate it. Over 100 guests attended.

ICB Director Patrick Johnsen, COO George Voinovich, DuPage County Board Chair Bob Schillerstrom, Lombard Mayor William Mueller, Fox TV's Jan Jeffcoat & Sondra Solarte, ICB President Bob Mills, Secretary of State Jesse White, Fox TV's Dave Novarro & Nancy Pender and WLS Radio's Pat Cassidy cut the ceremonial ribbon.

The Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB) in Chicago's West Suburb of Lombard, celebrated the grand opening of their new school with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.

Over 100 distinguished guests attended including Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom, WLS Radio's Pat Cassidy, Senior Advisor to Governor Quinn - Billy Ocasio, Fox TV Anchor Nancy Pender and Lombard Mayor William Mueller.

Guest were given tours of the new 15,000 square foot campus with six class rooms, three student-run radio stations, 18 audio studios and two digital television studios featuring virtual reality sets. Also showcased was the Hispanic broadcasting program where students learn in Spanish.

Robert Mills President and Founder of the school cut the opening ribbon with guests. Letters were read from Gov. Pat Quinn, Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Peter Roskam.

The event was streamed live via webcast off of the school's BeOnAir.com website.

The Illinois Center for Broadcasting provides students with hands-on training from industry professionals with on-air and behind the scenes skills in both radio and television. The ten month accredited program has financial aid for those who qualify internships at Chicagoland stations and graduate placement assistance.

A Sports Station ribbon-cutting ceremony will occur this Saturday from 12 to 2 pm October 24th. Featured guests include Pat Tomasulo (WGN), Justin Craig (ESPN), Ozzie Guillen Jr, Jarrett Payton, Hector Molina (Brewers), Matt Abbatacola (WSCR), Peter Brown (Sporting News Radio) and more. Guests will be interviews on SportsTownChicago.com Radio.

For more information on the school or to take a tour go to BeOnAir.com or call 630-916-1700.

Additional guests that attended Oct. 22nd event (permission to use substitute names granted).

  • Leticia Aguilera - La Ley Radio
  • Alex Banegas - Mega 95.5 Radio
  • Raphael Barreda - Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Rebekah Brown - At Last
  • Pat Cassidy - WLS Radio
  • Dan Cronin - State Senator, 21st District
  • Ottman DeLeon - Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • David Diaz - Professional boxer
  • Rita Gonzalez - DuPage County Board District 1
  • Berenice Guzman - Mega 95.5 Radio
  • David Hulseberg - Lombard Village Manager
  • Arturo Jaramillo - La Ley Radio
  • Jan Jeffcoat - Fox 32 News TV
  • Tom Kapusta - TKA+ Partners, Ltd
  • Doug Levy - Univision Radio
  • Miguel Lopez - Radio Arte, La Ley
  • Jose Luis El Pitufo - Mega 95.5 Radio
  • Kevin Maci - 312 Media
  • Scott MaKay - The River 95.5 Radio
  • William Mueller - Lombard Mayor
  • Marcia Muller - La Ley Radio
  • Dave Naleway - Naleway Group
  • David Novarro - Fox 32 News TV
  • Marv Nyren - Emmis Communications
  • Billy Ocasio - Office of the Governor of Illinois
  • Nancy Pender - Fox 32 News TV
  • Sandra Pihos - State Representative 42nd District
  • Todd Rudgowski - WVON
  • Emily Ruffner - Clear Channel
  • Darlene Ruscitti - Dupage Regional Office of Education
  • Milly Santiago - Office of the Governor of Illinois
  • Robert Schillerstrom - Dupage County Board
  • Michelle Schultz - Downers Grove TV
  • Sandra Torres - Telemundo TV
  • Loretta Trevino - Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Danielle Tuffano - The River 95.5 Radio
  • Jennifer Vera - Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Jason Wendt - The Naleway Group
  • Jesse White - Secretary of State Illinois

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