BAYLISS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES START OF SUMMER PROGRAM
Grove, CA - June 12, 2007 -- The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation will launch the third summer of its successful radio-industry internship program this month. The internship program, which was started in 2005 by Board President Carl Butrum, matches outstanding college and university students who plan a career in radio broadcasting with a major radio company, allowing the student to work as a paid intern for the summer.
In the past
two years, the Foundation, working closely with professors and
deans at selected colleges and universities and radio corporations,
has been able to offer more than 80 internships to students from
17 Bayliss Schools in key markets across the country, including
Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit,
Denver, Minneapolis, Miami, and Washington, DC. A Central Michigan
University student intern working in Flint, MI, said of the internship
program, "This internship confirmed my goal of a programming
and radio management career." Another student, from the University
of Miami, working in Miami, FL, said, "The Bayliss Intern Program
has definitely kept my passion and interest in radio alive."
A unique feature of this internship program is that the radio
companies make a donation to the Bayliss Foundation in addition
to paying the student. The funds go to support both the Bayliss
scholarship and internship program.
have been supplemented this year by a $10,000 grant from the
Green Family Foundation, which honors broadcasting mogul Howard
L. Green, former president and chairman of the Board of Directors
of the New Jersey Broadcasters Association ."We are blessed that
other Foundations recognize and support our work." said Bayliss
Foundation president Carl Butrum. "Howard Green spent a lifetime
in the broadcast business, and we are grateful that the Green
Foundation Board joins us in supporting those young people pursuing
a career in radio."
internship program is just one of the Bayliss Foundation's efforts
to encourage exceptional college and university communications
students to choose radio as a career. The Foundation's scholarship
program is in its 22nd year, and it has provided 308 students
with more than a million dollars to fund their educations. The
Bayliss Horizon Award, made every year at the Foundation's black
tie fundraising dinner in New York City, recognizes one of the
past scholarship award winners who has begun to make significant
contributions in the radio industry.
more information about the internship program or the Bayliss Foundation,
go to www.BaylissFoundation.org or
please call Carl Butrum at 212.424.6410.