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EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING DINNER POSTPONED

In keeping with the governor’s recommendations and anticipation of future orders regarding gatherings, we have decided to postpone our Excellence in Broadcasting Dinner on April 16th. The health and safety of our colleagues is the highest priority. We are currently working with Lago on a future date and will announce when we have more details.


 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

FRED MCLEOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP INFO

Fred McLeod Memorial ScholarshipANNOUNCING THE FRED MCLEOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WITH THE CLEVELAND ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS

FOX Sports Ohio is pleased to offer the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters a new annual scholarship - The Fred McLeod Memorial Scholarship.

In honor of the legendary Cleveland broadcaster Fred McLeod, the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters (CAB), on behalf of FOX Sports Ohio, will award one (1) scholarship in the amount of $2,016 for applicants of 4-year undergraduate or graduate institutions or applicants of 2-year and recognized certificate institutions. Emphasis on Sports Broadcasting and Sports Marketing is not required but will be heavily weighted for consideration by the CAB scholarship committee. This scholarship is non-renewable.

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CAB Legacy August Honoree: A Grace Lee Mims 

A Grace Lee Mims had been listening to WCLV for years when she decided to contact its president, Robert Conrad. She told Robert WCLV needed a program spotlighting contributions that blacks have made to classical music. After their meeting, Conrad said, “You must promise me to do it for 6 months.” Mims kept her promise---and much more. She went on to host “The Black Arts” for over 43 years.

Consider Mims’ accomplishments, in addition to “The Black Arts”. The native of Snow Hill, Alabama sang in the Cleveland Orchestra under Robert Shaw and served as soprano soloist at Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights for two decades.

Before her radio days, Mims was a librarian at the Cleveland Public Library and Glenville High School, where she started a festival of black history and culture. Among her festival guests included Muhammad Ali. Mims also taught voice to students from the Cleveland School of the Arts at the Music Settlement.

Music had been a constant in Mims’ life. Her mother was a piano prodigy and her father, an electrical engineer who played cornet and was one of the first bandmasters at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Mims sang for several years with three of her 6 siblings in a jazz-folk ensemble called Descendents of Mike and Phoebe, named after slaves seven generations back in their family. Her  brother, Bill, was a composer and bass player and also the father of film director Spike Lee.

“The arts are so important to a person’s rounded life,” she said. “A world without the arts, especially music, would be horrible.”  And so is a world without you, Ms Mims—RIP. 


 

CAB Mission Statement

As a nonprofit  501c6 we work collaboratively as an industry to continue to advance excellence in broadcasting in Cleveland through education, social interaction, recognition and philanthropy.
  1. Promote the quality of broadcasting in the Cleveland area
  2. Provide a forum for issues concerning all segments of the Cleveland broadcasting community
  3. Foster greater understanding between those in the broadcasting sales, advertising and business communities
  4. Increase the level of professionalism among those in the Cleveland broadcast community
 


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