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May 17, 2005
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NABEF Announces EDP Fellowship Recipients

WASHINGTON, DC - The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today eight fellowship recipients to attend the NAB Executive Development Program for Radio Broadcasters (EDP) to be held July 16 - 19 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Winners were selected from a pool of qualified candidates of demonstrated ability who show promise for future advancement in radio.

The EDP fellowship recipients are:

Tina Allen
ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc.
New York, NY

Melody Gardner
Delmarva Broadcasting Company
Milford, DE

Stephanie Kilmer
KDCO-FM (Bay Cities Building Company, Inc.)
Coos Bay, OR

Patti Mills
Beasley Broadcast Group
Las Vegas, NV

Paul C. Pate
Cox Radio
Milford, CT

Kevin S. Perry
Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company
Oklahoma City, OK

L. Michelle Price
Westwood One
Washington, DC

Theresa K. Timm
Family Radio Inc./Midwest Family Broadcast Group
La Crosse, WI

"NABEF's fellowship program is one of a number of programs designed to promote diversity in broadcasting. We are pleased to have doubled the number of fellowships offered to radio executives this year. We are grateful to the McCormick Tribune Foundation and NAB for their support which makes this possible," said Marcellus Alexander, president of NABEF and executive vice president, Television, at NAB.

The NABEF Fellowship Program was developed to promote diversity by increasing the pool of qualified broadcasters from minority groups who, to date, may not have been fully represented at the management level. For NABEF Professional Fellowship Application information visit www.nabef.org or contact nabef@nab.org.

The EDP provides attendees professional business skills that prepare them for the next steps in their careers. The course counts towards a station's required number of outreach activities under EEO rules. The EDP will be held July 16 - 19, 2005 at Georgetown University.

The McCormick Tribune Foundation is one of the nation's largest charitable organizations, with current combined assets of close to $2 billion. The Foundation invests in communities, addresses human needs and promotes the ideals of a democratic society through innovative partnerships in four program areas: communities, education, journalism and citizenship. The foundation, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2005, was established as a charitable trust upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune and founder of WGN radio and television. For more information, visit www.mccormicktribune.org.

The EDP Fellowships are made possible through the generous support of the Robert M. McCormick Tribune Foundation and NAB.

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy, and other timely broadcasting issues.

The National Association of Broadcasters is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects free, over-the-air local radio and television stations' interests in Washington and around the world. NAB is the broadcaster's voice before Congress, federal agencies and the courts. NAB also serves a growing number of associate and international broadcaster members. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.

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