Jim Winston, Exec. Director and General Counsel, NABOB; Ann Orr, Exec. Director, NABEF; James Hawkins, Dean, School of Journalism and Graphic Communication , Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Jeffrey Myers (developer of The Media Sales Institute program) Principal, Personal Selling Principles (PSP) announce the launch of the second Media Sales Institute at Florida A&M University in 2006.


The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) was organized in 1976 and is the first and largest trade organization representing the interest of African American owners of radio and television stations across the country.

The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) has two principal objectives: First, to increase the number of African-American owners of telecommunications facilities and second, to improve the business climate in which they operate. Their overall objective is to maximize their members potential for financial success.

NABOB created the NABOB Telecommunications, Education and Management Foundation in 2001 to educate and train the next generation of leaders in the telecommunications industry. The Foundation’s mission is to be a training ground that will help to ensure that as the telecommunications industry continues to grow and diversify, diverse entrepreneurs will have a meaningful role in owning and managing telecommunications businesses. In addition to sponsoring the MSI, the NABOB Foundation has provided training fellowships to broadcast managers and entrepreneurs.

The NABOB Website


The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) awarded a grant to launch the first MSI (developed by PSP) at Howard University in 2000. The program expanded to Florida A & M University in 2006.

NABEF is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy, and other timely broadcast issues and has supported the MSI program since launch.