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(Pacific Grove, CA - July 19, 2005) -- The Board of Directors of The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation has announced that 12 college and graduate-level students at colleges and universities nationwide have each been awarded a $5,000 Bayliss Radio Scholarship for the 2005 -2006 academic year.

These ambitious students are pursuing a wide spectrum of goals in or relating to the radio industry, ranging from programming, announcing and engineering to broadcast journalism, teaching and station management. They were selected to receive the Bayliss 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 Bayliss Foundation continues to help todayıs students become the broadcast leaders of tomorrow.

The colleges and universities represented are:

Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University
Emerson College
Howard University
Ithaca College
Michigan State University
Monmouth University
Pepperdine University
Syracuse University
Thomas More College
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin

Sean Johnston
Mark Levin
Lee Tyler
Karen Lawson
Dan Henning
Brock Edward Elsesser
Thomas Hanley
Keith Gormley
Steve Flamisch
Andrew Curran
Daniel Konecky
Kathleen Motheral

The Bayliss Foundation was established in 1985 to honor the life and work of John Bayliss, one of the radio industry's most dedicated and respected executives. As a leading industry executive, he achieved top audience ratings and record revenues for individual stations and groups. John Bayliss was a generous mentor for young people entering the field and remembered by his colleagues as an innovative, problem-solving leader.

To date, 294 outstanding radio industry candidates have been selected Bayliss Broadcasters. Several past and present scholarship recipients will be introduced at the 20th Annual Bayliss Radio Roast to be held Thursday, March 16, 2006. That evening, a "captain of industry" will be roasted at the Cipriani 42nd Street venue in New York City. All proceeds from this premiere event benefit the Bayliss Radio Scholarship fund.

For more information about the Bayliss Radio Roast, the radio scholarship or intern programs or to make a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship fund, please contact The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation at 831.655.5229 or visit the website at www.baylissfoundationi.org.

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