Pacific Grove, CA - January 10, 2005 -- The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation has lined up six luminaries from the broadcast
industry to roast honoree Clarke Brown, of Jefferson-Pilot Communications, at the 19th Annual Bayliss Radio Roast, scheduled for
March 16, 2005, at the Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
Jeff Dashev, president of Interep's Sales Division; TV and film director and screenwriter Hugh Wilson; Infinity's Chad Brown, who is
also the roastee's son; Atlanta-based radio and TV personality and comedian Jerry Farber; Emmis Communications Corp. board chairman
Jeff Smulyan; and Jefferson-Pilot senior vice president Don Benson will relate their professional and personal experiences with their
colleague, co-worker, and, in Chad Brown's case, parent, to the delight of an audience of broadcast, financial, and legislative executives
and professionals at this highly regarded fundraising event.
Jeff Dashev has worked in radio sales since 1969, holding management jobs on both coasts. Hugh Wilson's writing credits include the
hit TV show "WKRP in Cincinnati," which makes him a natural for a radio roast, and Chad Brown, in addition to being able to reveal family
secrets, has 20 years of experience in radio management. Jerry Farber's unique comedy style has been honed in the eight years he has
appeared at his own Atlanta night club, and Jeff Smulyan's extensive background in radio and other media (including the honor of being
the 1988 Bayliss "Roastee") makes him the perfect person to "dishonor" colleague Clarke Brown. Don Benson's inside line as Brown's
Jefferson-Pilot co-worker will bring an added dimension to this popular evening.
Tickets for the March 16 Bayliss Radio Roast are available now, and for the first time, the Bayliss Broadcast Foundation is discounting
ticket prices for those who purchase tables and seats by January 15. Tickets are available from the Foundation's Web site,
www.baylissfoundation.org, or by calling 831.655.5229
The Bayliss Broadcast Foundation was started in 1985 to perpetuate the memory of broadcast industry innovator and leader John Bayliss.
Over the past 19 years, the Foundation's annual event, the Bayliss Radio Roast, has raised $1.5 million dollars to fund scholarships for
more than 280 college and university students across the nation who plan to work in all areas of the radio industry.