Connecticut School of Broadcasting Campus to Re-open

NEEDHAM, MASS.: The campus of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in this Boston suburb is ready to open again after being closed for six months. The school and its 26 campuses were closed suddenly in March when lenders took possession. ThePatriot-Ledger said the Needham campus has received approval from state education regulators to re-open. It was the last among 11 campuses the school’s new owners decided to salvage.

The school closed abruptly earlier this year when lenders seized the bank accounts. Students within a week of graduating were locked out of the facilities, their portfolios inside. The State Attorney General stepped in and appointed a trustee to keep the school functioning during liquidation, but its retired founder came to the rescue. Dick Robinson, who started CSB 45 years ago, repurchased the school for $1.2 million in May.

The 6,000-square-foot Needham facility is near WCVB-TV studios. It was furnished with “relatively new” equipment from the closed Denver campus, The Patriot-Ledger said. About 20 part-time instructors and two full-timers will staff the complex.

The CSB is based in Farmington, Conn., and has campuses there, and in Stratford, Conn.; Hasbrouck Heights and Cherry Hill., N.J.; Westbury, N.Y.; Atlanta; Orlando, Tampa and Palm Beach, Fla.; and Charlotte, N.C.

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March 20, 2009: “Connecticut Broadcasting School Reopens”
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