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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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The Cleveland Association of Broadcasters (CAB) administers and awards the annual Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Scholarships to qualifying students (see Eligibility section below).

For 2021, the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters will award Two (2) Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 for applicants of 4-year undergraduate or graduate institutions and One (1) $1,000 Scholarship for applicants of 2-year and recognized certificate institutions. These Scholarships are non-renewable.

The 2021 Scholarship Application is now available. Scroll down to complete application online or click here to download a printable application for returning by regular mail along with letter of recommendation from a faculty member, typed essay and information release to: Cleveland Association of Broadcasters, PO Box 15294, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 or via e-mail to by Sunday, April 30th, 2021. Scholarship winners will be notified within a few weeks of the deadline.

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CAB Legacy Honoree: Michael Stanley

Excellence In Broadcasting/Class Of 2012

 Michael Stanley BandMichael Stanley Gee (March 25, 1948 – March 5, 2021) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and radio personality. Both as a solo artist and with the Michael Stanley Band in the Midwest in the 1970s and 1980s. Michael Stanley Gee graduated from Rocky River High School  1966. He attended Hiram College on a baseball scholarship and graduated with a bachelor's degree.

While in college, Michael Stanley was in the band Silk which released an album, Smooth As Raw Silk, on ABC Records in 1969.While working as a regional manager for a record store chain, he released his first solo album, Michael Stanley, in 1973. The album and its follow-up Friends & Legends were produced by Bill Szyczyky and featured contributions from Joe Walsh, Todd Rundrung and David Sandborn.

The Michael Stanley Band was formed by Stanley in 1974 with singer-songwriter–lead guitarist Daniel Pecchion.

The group reached the peak of their popularity nationally in 1981 when the single "He Can't Love you” The band dissolved in 1987 with a series of 12 farewell shows at the Front Row Theater in Highland Heights, Ohio (suburban Cleveland) during the 1986–87 holiday season. Since then, Stanley performed regularly throughout Northeast Ohio with former members of MSB and with the Resonators and as Michael Stanley and Friends.

In 2004, the sketch comedy produced Michael Stanley Superstar: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Cuyahoga Messiah, a play which parodied Stanley's status as a local celebrity.

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Michael Stanley among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

Michael Stanley – guitar, vocals

  • Jonah Koslen – lead guitar, vocals (1974–77)
  • Daniel Pecchio – bass, vocals (1974–79)
  • Tommy Dobeck – drums
  • Bob Pelander – keyboards (1976–87)
  • Gary Markasky – lead guitar (1978–83)
  • Kevin Raleigh – keyboards, vocals (1978–87)
  • Michael Gismondi – bass (1979–87)
  • Rick Bell – saxophone (1982–84)
  • Danny Powers – lead guitar (1983–87)

Stanley was the co-host of PM Magazine and from 1990 until his death in 2021, Stanley was the afternoon drive disc jockey for radio station, WNCX, in Cleveland.

Stanley died in his sleep on March 5, 2021, after suffering for seven months with lung cancer.

In 2012 he was the recipient of The Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Radio Award

Rest in Peace Dear Friend!


 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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