OUR BAYLISS BROADCASTERS
Dear Foundation Friends,
Graduation ceremonies and celebrations are just around the corner
for family members and friends. We, too, would like to recognize
our graduating Bayliss Broadcasters as they look forward to receiving
their diplomas and embarking on their radio broadcast careers.
The nine seniors graduating this spring are:
Kathryn Duval - Case Western Reserve University
Mark Long - Illinois State University
Kevin McCaul - Emerson College
Emmitt McGee III - Howard University
Kristen Mueller - San Francisco State University
Raymond Nelson - Central Michigan University
Alex Silverman - Syracuse University
Jess Walker - Texas Tech University
Mark Zito - Syracuse University
Silverman has been the morning drive news anchor at Newsradio
570 WSYR in Syracuse while completing his academic studies. Upon
graduation this May he will be moving cross country to Seattle,
WA to begin work as a news anchor and reporter at 97.3 KIRO-FM.
He couldn't be more excited to live his dream of working in the
Walker has been working full-time while studying to complete his undergraduate
education. This year he served as Program/Music director and
on-air talent for KJDL-FM in Lubbock, TX, overseeing a format
switch to Alternative (Texas) Country. He reports that their
sales are up 51% from this time last year. Jess plans to continue
working for KJDL after graduation while he considers pursuing
a law degree in High Technology. He feels that a legal education
degree in this field will benefit his future in radio management.
Talented undergraduate students across the country submitted their
Bayliss radio scholarship application packets last month. The next
generation of earnest young people preparing for a career in the
radio industry is seeking financial aid from the Bayliss
Foundation. Will you step forward with your donation?
The need for renewed funding is ever present. We hope you will
give, at any level, so that with your help we may continue to encourage
and guide the men and women eager to become broadcast professionals.
Your contributions do make a difference!
Portnoy, a 2002 scholarship recipient from Syracuse University
was recognized as the Bayliss Horizon Award recipient in 2005.
This award is given to a past recipient who exemplifies the outstanding
young talent represented in the radio industry. Today, you can
hear his reports on ABC News radio.
Please make a generous 2010 contribution by visiting our website
www.BaylissFoundation.org or calling our office at 831.655.5229.
With sincere thanks,
Chairman, Bayliss Foundation Board of Directors
President, CEO/Retired, Radio Advertising Bureau
P.S. If you
would like to see these students' resumes, please contact Kit
Hunter Franke. Thanks, again!
For over two decades, the Bayliss
Radio Scholarship program has
awarded more than $1 million to deserving college and university
students encouraging them to pursue careers in radio broadcasting.