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The Cleveland Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the quality of broadcasting in the Cleveland area. Organized in 1979, the CAB provides forums for issues concerning all segments of the Cleveland Broadcasting community, and fosters greater understanding between those in the broadcast sales, advertising and business communities.

The Student Scholarship application Deadline has been extended to May 31, 2023.

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Find out more about CAB's annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting.

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CAB is committed to helping educate the next generation of broadcasters.

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2022-2023 Scholarship Update – Winners announced:

Felicia Ruple ($1,000 CAB Scholarship)
Ohio Media School

Terri Mason ($1,000 Michael Birchbauer Scholarship)
Ohio Media School

Celine Najm ($1,000 Pam Godfrey Scholarship)
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Caitlin Farkas ($2,000 Pam Godfrey Scholarship with a focus on audio)
Lake Erie College

Sydney Brown ($2,000 Pam Godfrey Scholarship with a focus on television)
Kent State

Evan Richwalsky ($2,016 Fred McLeod Memorial Scholarship)
John Carroll University

 


Cab Legacy Spotlight

Leon Bibb

Leon Bibb – Class of 2006

Leon Bibb (born October 5, 1944, in Butler. Alabama) signs off August 1st, after over 40 years in broadcasting. A recipient of the Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, Leon was the first Black primetime news anchor in Ohio.

Raised in Cleveland’s Glenville area, and a 1962 graduate of Glenville High School, Bibb’s broadcasting career began during his days at Bowling Green State University. Following graduation, he worked as a newspaper reporter at the Plain Dealer. After a year at WTOL-TV (Toledo), he accepted a news position at WCMH-TV in Columbus.

Prior to joining WEWS-TV, Bibb worked at WKYC-TV as the weekend News Anchor and News Reporter. In 1986, he became Primary News Anchor for the Monday through Friday newscasts.

Leon Bibb anchored the noon newscast at WEWS-TV, as well as hosting a Sunday morning show named Kaleidescope, which focuses on urban issues in Cleveland. In the early 2000s, Bibb did a series called Our Hometown, where he focused on historical sites in the Cleveland area. He is known to take a camera operator to talk about a story in his own perspective, and such stories are now featured on WEWS under the title of “My Ohio”.

Among his many honors are several local Emmy Awards and citations from the Cleveland Press Club for excellence in journalism. Bibb has also received the Distinguished Journalist Award from the Society for Professional Journalists.

Bibb is a member of the following Halls of Fame:

  • Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame
  • Glenville High School Hall of Fame
  • Bowling Green State University School of Communications Hall of Fame
  • Cleveland Press Club Distinguished Journalist award
  • Associated Press Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame
  • Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Bibb has also received several Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Cleveland Press Club and recognized with the Distinguished Journalist Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists. Leon, who is also an U.S. Army veteran, received a Bronze Star for his service during the Vietnam War.

In 1996 Governor George Voinovich appointed Bibb to the Board of Trustees at BGSU and Leon served as chairman of that Board.

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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