Two students from Central Michigan University's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts have been selected to receive competitive national scholarships from The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation.
Senior Bryan Carr of Gaylord and junior Harrison "Harry" Van Dort of Zeeland are among 14 undergraduate and graduate students nationwide to receive $5,000 Bayliss Radio Scholarships. CMU is one of only two institutions to have more than one scholarship recipient in 2006.
"BCA is the only program nationally to have multiple Bayliss Scholarship winners two years in a row," said School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Director Peter Orlik. "This is a testament to the character and hard work of the students in our program and the dedication of the faculty in honing their skills."
In an e-mail message to Orlik, Bayliss Foundation Executive Director Kit Hunter Franke praised the caliber of the scholarship recipients throughout the program's 21-year history.
"Since 1985, over 300 exceptional candidates have been selected to become Bayliss Broadcasters, our radio scholarship recipients," wrote Hunter Franke. "These ambitious students were selected to receive the Bayliss Radio Scholarship because of their academic achievement and extracurricular radio activities, their passion for radio, and their desire to contribute to the overall advancement of the radio industry."
The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation was created in 1985 in memory of radio executive John Bayliss. The foundation awards up to 15 Bayliss Radio Scholarships annually. The highly competitive scholarship is given to junior, senior or graduate-level college students who have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better and are preparing for a career in radio.
Roman Returns To Radio At WWCK-A/Flint
Veteran radio programmer JOHN ROMAN returns to the PD wars as PD and 3-7p afternoon host at CUMULUS Talk WWCK-A (SUPER TALK 1570)/FLINT, MI. ROMAN most recently hosted "MORNING IN AMERICA" on the PEOPLES RADIO NETWORK in the early 90's and previously programmed KZZB/BEAUMONT, WKXW (KIX 101 1/2)/TRENTON, and WMNX/TALLAHASSEE. "Thanks to JOE MULE, JEFF WADE, and JOHN DICKEY, who remembered me from TALLAHASSEE and hired me anyway," ROMAN joked to ALL ACCESS. Also at WWCK-A, former WFBE/FLINT morning show member RUSTY THOMAS joins as ROMAN's afternoon producer. (Wed 8/23)