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FastStart Radio Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted in News on August 17, 2006
BMI and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) have announced the recipients of the 2006 FastStart to Radio Sales Success Minority Scholarship Program. This is the sixth consecutive year that BMI has sponsored the program, which provides minorities with an interest in radio sales full tuition to the Gary Fries RAB Radio Training Academy in Dallas, Texas, or the Academy's Off-Campus Extension Program.

The 25 recipients listed below represent a broad range of group sizes, and come from various markets and regions across the country. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the Selection Committee, which comprises industry professionals with an interest in enhancing the ethnic and cultural diversity of radio. Scholarships are awarded based on various criteria including ethnicity of applicant, overall need, applicant's enthusiasm toward a career in radio sales, and recommendations from professional associates.

NAME

COMPANY

CITY/STATE

 

 

 

MARCIA  ALEXANDER

BRISTOL BROADCASTING

PADUCAH, KY

WENDY CADET

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY

PEMBROKE PINES, FL

JAMES CRAWFORD

ABC RADIO

WASHINGTON, DC

DACIA CUNNINGTON

CHUM RADIO

WINNIPEG, CAN

ELENA DETRIXHE

CUMULUS BROADCASTING

KANSAS CITY, KS

GEORGE DICKERSON

REGENT COMMUNICATIONS

EVANSVILLE, IN

JOSE FERIA

LIBERMAN BROADCASTING

HOUSTON, TX

MIKKA GAY

STUDENT

NEW YORK, NY

KATHRYN HARRIS

AIR AMERICA

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN

JOHANNA HATHAWAY

SAGA COMMUNICATIONS

COLUMBUS, OH

RODERICK HEAD

CLEAR CHANNEL

MEMPHIS, TN

TIFFANY JONES

RADIO ONE

CHARLOTTE, NC

ERICK JUAREZ

CUMULUS BROADCASTING

TOPEKA, KS

REBECCA LAMBERT

BUSTOS MEDIA

AUBURN, WA

KRIS LETLOW

CUMULUS BROADCASTING

ALBANY, GA

BRENDA MCCOWAN

CUMULUS BROADCASTING

HOUSTON, TX

ZENA MERRITT

RADIO ONE

RALEIGH, NC

PHILLIP OLIVAS

ENTERCOM

SACRAMENTO, CA

MARICELA PINON

LIBERMAN BROADCASTING

HOUSTON, TX

TIVIKA REED

ARCHWAY BROADCASTING

COLUMBUS, GA

MERCEDES SANDERS

RADIO ONE

RALEIGH, NC

KENA SEARS

INNER CITY BROADCASTING

PHILADELPHIA, PA

GRIZELDA TIRADO

BUSTOS MEDIA

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

GEORGE WALKER

REGENT COMMUNICATIONS

EVANSVILLE, IN

JOYCE WALLACE

HALL COMMUNICATIONS

NORWICH, CT

"BMI continues to demonstrate its support of the radio industry by investing in these promising, young minority professionals," observed Gary Fries, President and Chief Executive Officer, RAB.

"We are pleased to continue our longstanding support of the radio industry through our partnership with RAB," stated BMI's Mike O'Neill, Senior Vice President of Licensing. "This program provides sales executives with the necessary tools to hone and increase their skills to help them succeed in this business. The training program gives them an important advantage in today's competitive marketplace."

Each scholarship is valued at $1,200. Recipients may choose either a one-week program at RAB's Dallas campus, or a two-and-a-half-day extension program conducted in cities around the U.S. Over 100 BMI-funded scholarships have been awarded since the program's inception five years ago.

The Gary Fries RAB Radio Training Academy in Dallas, Texas, and the Academy Off-Campus Extension Program offer a variety of sales and management courses at beginner and advanced levels. For information on any of the RAB Training Academy programs, call 972-753-6756.

The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) is the sales and marketing arm of the radio industry with nearly 7,000 members, including almost 6,000 stations in the U.S., and over 1,000 associate members in networks, representative firms, sales and international organizations.

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