RAB, BMI Continue “FastStart” Minority Scholarship Program

Posted in News on December 14, 2007

The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and BMI are continuing their FastStart to Radio Sales Success program to provide 25 sales training scholarships at the RAB Radio Training Academy in Dallas to minorities in radio.

In addition, the application period has been extended by six weeks with an early start date that began December 10 and continues through March 31, 2008. Applications are available at

“We are delighted to provide these scholarships that will give 25 minorities in radio sales training from the RAB,” noted Mike O’Neill, BMI Senior Vice President, Licensing. “By expanding the application window, we can allow more minority applicants a greater opportunity to apply for one of the scholarships.”

Recipients may choose to attend the RAB Radio Training Academy in Dallas; the two-and-a-half-day off-campus Academy Extension course, conducted around the U.S.; or the online “Foundations,” “Selling Internet Advertising,” or “Advanced” courses. Over 150 BMI-funded scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception seven years ago.

“With their steadfast support, BMI continues to champion diversity and training in radio,” observed Mike Mahone, Executive Vice President, Member Services, RAB. “We are grateful for their ongoing commitment to our industry and to this very important scholarship program.”

The 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.

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