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Scholarship Update - Thank you to everyone who applied!

The Scholarship Committee has made their selections and we will be contacting and posting the winners shortly!




Bally Sports Ohio Great Lakes 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 Bally Sports Ohio Great Lakes, 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.




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, May 16th, 2021.


CAB Legacy Honoree: Mike Olszewski - President's Award 2020

Mike OlszewskiMike Olszewski is a veteran radio / TV / print journalist who is best known for his time on the legendary WMMS-FM. Mike was born on the southeast side of Cleveland and moved to Bedford Heights at the age of 12. He went on to graduate from Bedford High and is a member of their Hall of Fame. As he was growing up Mike spent time listening to the radio dramas and great disc jockeys with his grandmother and it was then he knew radio was for him and he realized at an early age that radio was more than just entertainment in a box

Along with his work in local media, Mike has also served as a correspondent for Voice of America and VOA Europe.  His documentary about the anniversary of the Kent State tragedy won him a Silver Medal in the highly competitive Radio Festivals of New York and a regular spot hosting “The Source Report”, a weekly public-affairs show on NBC’s Source Radio Network.  He won a national Associated Press award for “Best Enterprise Story” in 1989, along with more than forty national and local broadcast awards. 

Mike also co-hosted the nationally broadcast “Radio Free Aerosmith” special live from backstage at the Richfield Coliseum to an estimated worldwide audience of 50 million.  Along with his extensive radio and TV work, Mike has reported on many of the biggest names in popular music including exclusive interviews with Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and many more.  His TV duties included anchoring the grand opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with inductee Mary Wilson of the Supremes.

In 2017, Mike was listed by among "100 Memorable DJs and Radio Personalities from Cleveland's Past" and on the station's 50th anniversary was named one of "26 Memorable DJs and Radio Personalities from WMMS-FM's Past".

After hosting dozens of stage and studio presentations, Mike feels just as comfortable in a classroom.  He currently teaches journalism and pop culture classes at a number of local universities.

In addition, along with his wife Janice, Mike is co-author of several highly acclaimed books on Ohio history and popular culture, including the recent best sellers, Smoky Sweaty Rowdy and Loud about Northeast Ohio’s music scene, From Captain Penny to Superhost which is a tribute to local kid show hosts,and the #1 Amazon best seller Cleveland TV Tales.  One of his previous books, Radio Daze, received national attention and was adapted as part of a stage presentation at the renowned Cleveland Play House.  A popular and much sought speaker at conferences, libraries and conventions, Mike is the pop culture columnist for Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond magazine

 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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