CORPORATION DONATES TO
THE JOHN BAYLISS BROADCAST FOUNDATION
to Update Promotional Video
Designed to Attract Talented Students
to the Radio Industry
Grove, CA - September 12, 2006 -- As part of its ongoing campaign
to support the larger broadcasting community, the Harris Corporation
Foundation has donated $10,000 to The John Bayliss Broadcast
Foundation. The donation will be used to update a promotional
video for the Bayliss Foundation, which offers financial and
internship opportunities to outstanding college students pursuing
a career in radio broadcasting.
"The generous donation from the Harris Foundation will help
tremendously in our efforts to attract talented and enthusiastic
college students to radio," said Carl Butrum, president of
The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation. "We must reach out
as an industry to these young professionals, and Harris understands
this necessity. We’re most grateful for their support."
"We’re delighted to assist in the Bayliss Foundation’s
efforts to train and nurture the next generation of radio broadcast
professionals," said Debra Huttenburg, Harris Broadcast Communications
Division’s vice president of Sales and Marketing. "As
a leading provider of hardware and software to the broadcast industry,
Harris understands the radio business and the challenge of attracting
students to radio. The Bayliss Foundation has helped exceptional
college students get their start in the radio business, and their
work is important to the future of radio. We’re pleased to
help the Foundation achieve its goals."
The John Bayliss
Broadcast Foundation was established in 1985 to honor radio executive
John Bayliss, an innovative leader in radio management and sales.
During his 25-year career, Bayliss was owner/operator of Bayliss
Broadcasting, president of Charter Broadcasting’s eight-station group, and president of Gannett
Broadcasting’s radio division. He also earned Hall Radio
Report nominations for Radio Executive of the Year and Group Executive
of the Year in 1977 and 1978.
Bayliss Radio Roasts have raised nearly $1 million and funded
over 300 radio broadcast scholarships. The Bayliss Radio Intern
Program made its debut in 2005. This program places college students
interested in a full-time career in radio with companies throughout
the country for a paid summer internship.
About The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation:
Foundation offers financial aid and internship opportunities
to outstanding college students pursuing a career in the radio
industry. In 2005, the Bayliss Foundation began a successful
partnership with major radio groups and top communications schools
across the United States in an effort to bring a strong radio
presence to college campuses. For more information about the
programs please visit http://www.baylissfoundation.org.
Harris is an
international communications and information technology company
serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.
With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual
sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees – including
5,500 engineers and scientists – dedicated to the development
of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems,
and services. The company's operating divisions serve markets for
government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications,
and microwave communications. Additional information about Harris
Corporation is available at http://www.harris.com.