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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2009
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Ann Marie Cumming
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NAB Launches Radio and Television Broadcast Executive Seminar

NAB Education Foundation to Provide Free Registration and Accommodations Through Professional Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON, DC -- NAB has announced that the Executive Development Program for Radio Broadcasters (EDP) and the Management Development Seminar for Television Executives (MDS) have been combined to form the Broadcast Executive Development Seminar, an MBA-style program designed to increase managerial effectiveness and provide broadcast managers and executives with additional tools for career advancement. The Seminar will be held at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business July 25 - 28.

"Helping members of the broadcast industry achieve their career goals is an integral part of NAB's mission to provide value to radio and television broadcasters," said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. "Combining the two seminars will allow broadcasters to learn about the common objectives shared by the radio and television communities."

The Seminar will teach attendees to meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving business environment of radio and television broadcasting. Participants will learn effective negotiating strategies, develop peer networks and learn how to establish a successful managerial style.

Anyone holding a broadcast management position at either a radio or television station is invited to apply. Radio and television executives with general management responsibilities will also be considered, space permitting. For registration and additional information about the Broadcast Executive Development Seminar, click here.

The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) will award up to four fellowships for the Seminar through the Professional Fellowship Program, an initiative that promotes diversity by increasing the pool of qualified broadcasters from minority groups who may not be fully represented at the management level. Eligible applicants for the Program include women and people of color who are general managers, group executives, news directors, sales managers, program directors or other senior level broadcast managers. For more information on the NABEF Fellowship Program, contact Michelle Duke at 202-429-5361.

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.

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.