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Ithaca College Student Awarded Bayliss Radio Scholarship

ITHACA, NY — Jessica Brandt, a television-radio major at Ithaca College, was one of just five students nationwide to receive a Bayliss Radio Scholarship for the 2010–11 academic year. Awarded by the John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation, the $5,000 scholarship recognizes college and university students for their academic achievement, extracurricular radio activities, passion for radio and desire to contribute to the overall advancement of the radio industry.

Brandt has been a disc jockey at both of Ithaca College’s student-operated radio stations, WICB and VIC, where she hosted shows playing modern rock, hip-hop and Disney music. She won the “Wanna be a ZJ Contest” sponsored by local radio station Z95.5 and is now working at the station full time.

The Bayliss Foundation was established in 1985 to honor the life and work of radio industry executive John Bayliss, who was an enthusiastic mentor to young people entering the field and remembered by his colleagues as an innovative, problem-solving leader.