The Broadcast Pioneers began back in the 40’s formed by HV Kaltenborn. National recognized, the members included famous broadcasters of the time. A chapter started in Florida headed by Don Clark (Tampa) and in 1979 William Russell took over. The membership was statewide but centered around the Suncoast area.
From this chapter The Broadcasters Club of Florida was founded by the late Wallie Dunlap in 1992. Over the years’ members have enjoyed the fellowship of engaging in pertinent discussions about the past, present and future of media. Members are some of the most recognized media professionals in the world. The Broadcasters Club of Florida have provided support thru scholarships and experiences for college students with an interest in broadcasting.
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Board of Directors
President: Joseph Dobzynski Sr.
Radio Ear Network Project
Vice-President: Ann Corcoran Ericsson
RadioSRQ.com - WYST & WFBR Baltimore, MD.
Secretary: Fulton Lewis
Network Radio/TV News Commentator (Retired)
Treasurer: Carolyn Piano
Team Liberty Benefits
Event Coordinator: Hope Byrnes
Asst. Super. U.S Senate Press Gallery, Ret.
Membership Director: Kay J. Wight
Retired CBS-TV Executive
Jeanne D. Corcoran, CFC,
Sarasota County Film & Entertainment
James R Duffy
Former President of the ABC Television Network
Moderator Media Roundtable
Retired Television/Publishing Management
Journalist, Tour Guide & Consultant
William T. Watrous
Watrous Video Productions
Scholarships and Awards
Applying for Scholarships
As long as the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average and continues to follow studies leading to a baccalaureate degree in the Broadcast/ Electronic Media/Mass Communications field, support normally follows the student continuing his/her undergraduate work at a four-year university.
To be eligible for one of our scholarships an applicant must:
• be enrolled as a full-time student at the State College of Florida
• have and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average
• demonstrate an interest in a broadcasting career
Other considerations for recipient selection include academic achievement, interest in a broadcast career, financial need, desire, and participation in related extra curricular activities. Applications are available in the Scholarship Office at the Foundation of The State College of Florida. They are also available on the Foundation’s website, www.scffoundation.net/scholarships.
For information about application deadlines please contact the Foundation at 941-752-5390 or 941-408-1418.