Tuesday, February 26, 2013

680 News gets you Working in Radio

John Hinnen, VP of News for Rogers Media visited his alma mater today.

Hinnen, who was part of the very first Radio cohort at Humber in 1972, admitted he got into radio to impress a girl. She ended up marrying someone else, but Hinnen ended up with a wonderful career in radio - primarily at Rogers. His journey began in 1974 where he started as a weekend anchor for CFTR (now 680 News) and worked his way up to Vice President of News for Rogers Media, working closely with his mentor and friend, the late Ted Rogers Junior. 

Hinnen offered Humber Radio students some sound advice when it comes to employment: "be versatile, come prepared and have a willingness to learn".

Hinnen maintains radio is a solid element of the constantly evolving media brand, and its strength and advantage is the local element.

He also noted how proud he is of the 680 news internship program
which allows Canada's number 1 news station to 'grow its own' talent.
In 2012, Hinnen said 25% of 680 News interns were hired on - great
news for you!

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