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Pacific Grove, CA - February 6, 2006 - The Board of Directors of The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation is proud to announce that Jonathan "Jag" Gay is the 2006 recipient of the Bayliss Horizon Award. First awarded in 2002, the Bayliss Horizon Award recognizes past recipients of the Bayliss Radio Scholarship who are embarking on success in the radio industry, partially as a result of the Bayliss Foundationıs investment in their broadcast education.

In choosing Mr. Gay, we recognize an individual who sets a solid example for today's young radio broadcaster. In his diverse roles at various radio stations, he has balanced multiple priorities, used technology to his best advantage and demonstrated his commitment to serve the community mission of radio," stated Gary Fries, chairman of the Bayliss Foundation Board and president of the Radio Advertising Bureau.

Jonathan A. Gay is currently the Assistant Production Director and on air personality at WVTK Kiss 92.1 for Clear Channel Radio in Burlington, VT. In 2003, he was a producer at WPRO-AM in Providence, RI. Prior to that, from 1998-2002, "Jag" held a variety of positions at WJPZ-FM in Syracuse, NY ranging from announcer and public relations director to vice president of operations.

Mr. Gay graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2002. In 2001, he was a recipient of the Bayliss Radio Scholarship. Mr. Gay will be recognized at the Bayliss Radio Roast in March.

The 20th Annual Bayliss Radio Roast, "Dis" honoring Mark Mays, President and CEO of Clear Channel Communications, will be held on March 23, 2006, at the Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. This yearıs stellar line-up of roasters includes Master of Ceremonies Bill Stakelin, Regent Communications; Glenn Beck, On-Air Personality, Premiere Radio, CNN; John Hogan, Clear Channel Radio; Randall Mays, Clear Channel Communications; and Peter Smyth, Greater Media, Inc.

Plan now to join the many key players in the broadcast and financial arenas who have already made their reservations to attend this evening of fun and fundraising! Your participation will help ensure that the Bayliss Foundation continues to support talented young people who desire a career in radio.

Call the Bayliss Foundation office in California at 831.655.5229 to purchase tickets, or go to the Foundation website, www.baylissfoundation.org, to access the reservation form. This is the industry event you wonıt want to miss!

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