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July 21, 2009
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NABEF Applauds MMTC-Clear Channel Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC - The NAB Education Foundation today applauded a new partnership forged between the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) and Clear Channel Radio aimed at promoting diversity in radio broadcasting. As announced today at MMTC's annual conference in Washington, Clear Channel Radio is donating several AM radio stations, which will be used by MMTC in partnership with NABEF's Broadcast Leadership Training program, to give minorities and women in broadcasting enhanced station management opportunities.

"Today's announcement provides a great boost to NABEF's mission of increasing diversity in broadcasting," said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. "NABEF's Broadcast Leadership Training program has helped more than 150 radio and television broadcasters strengthen the skills necessary to acquire stations and advance their careers. The MMTC-Clear Channel Ownership Diversity Initiative will further that cause by providing our radio graduates with hands-on leadership experience."

Established in 2001, the NABEF Broadcast Leadership Training program is designed for senior level broadcast radio and television managers seeking to advance as group executives or station owners. The program boasts an impressive track-record: More than one in three graduates have either been promoted to upper-level management or launched their own media company.

The intensive MBA-style Broadcast Leadership Training program is taught by leading members of the broadcast and communications community, including executive-level broadcasters, FCC staff, leading communications attorneys, members of the Wall Street and banking community and academic faculty from leading universities.

About NABEF
The NAB Education Foundation 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 timely broadcasting issues.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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