July 30, 2010

Dear Foundation Friends:

With the dog-days of August upon us, I have good news to share with you that I hope you will forward to your colleagues. I am pleased to announce that the board of directors for the Bayliss Foundation has awarded $25,000 in scholarships to 5 students at colleges and universities nationwide. Individual and corporate donations helped to make these awards possible this year since we did not host the Bayliss Radio Roast.

We are proud to be an important underwriter of new industry talent in John Bayliss' name. John Bayliss was a fervent mentor to young people entering the field and remembered by his colleagues as an innovative, problem-solving leader.

Since 1985, the board of directors has selected over 345 exceptional students as Bayliss Broadcasters. These ambitious young people 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.

This year's recipients are pursuing a wide spectrum of industry goals ranging from programming, new technology, sales and creative to announcing and station management. Good news the industry can celebrate!

The colleges and universities represented are:

Five Towns College, Dix Hills, NY
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Bayliss Broadcasters:

Thurmon Henry
Jessica Brandt
Dallas Osborn
Caitlin Duffy
Marina Zarya

Industry support over the years has made possible our efforts to help talented students become broadcast professionals. One former scholarship recipient Steven Portnoy is now a successful news correspondent with ABC Radio News in Washington, DC. We can not thank our fellow broadcasters enough for sharing this vision with us!

Your tax-deductible gift is a genuine investment in the future of radio. Financial contributions help to ensure that the next generation of enthusiastic radio students will receive the mentoring and guidance they deserve. Please consider a generous donation to the Bayliss Foundation! For more information about the Foundation or to make a donation, please call 831.655.5229, or visit www.baylissfoundation.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

With sincere gratitude,

Gary Fries, Chairman
The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation
Board of Directors
Chairman & CEO Radio Advertising Bureau (Ret.)

P.S. The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, making your gift tax-deductible. Please make a contribution today. Tax ID # 77-0035363.

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