News Release
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News Release
October 17, 2017
Ann Marie Cumming

NAB Education Foundation Announces 2018 Broadcast Leadership Training Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today the 2018 class of the Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program. The BLT program is the foremost executive training program for the broadcast industry, for which participants are selected through a competitive application process. The current roster of participants is available here.

Now in its eighteenth year, the 10-month, MBA-style program teaches the fundamentals of purchasing, owning and operating radio and television stations to senior level broadcast executives who aspire to advance as group executives or station owners.

The BLT program comprises weekend sessions held once a month for 10 months at NAB's headquarters. Participants have the opportunity to network with session instructors, including broadcasters, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff, communications attorneys, members of the banking community and academic faculty, while learning how to apply the skills taught in the program to real-world situations.

"The BLT program continues to attract some of the best and brightest talent in our industry," said Diane Sutter, founder, president and CEO of ShootingStar Broadcasting and the founder and dean of the BLT program. "We are pleased to have a group of senior level participants who are committed to their growth and that of the broadcast industry."

“We are excited to welcome another talented group of broadcast leaders into the program. They will join the accomplished BLT graduates who continue to excel and contribute to our dynamic business,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander.

Sponsors of the BLT program include: Beasley Broadcast Group, Cox Media, Fox TV Stations, Futuri, Gray Television, Hearst Television, Legend Communications, Morgan Murphy Media, NAB, Nielsen Foundation, Quincy Media, and Scripps. Additional program information is available here.

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. Learn more at

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