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WSC STUDENT TO SERVE ON BOARD OF NATIONAL COLLEGE BROADCASTERS

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A Weber State College student was recently named to the board of directors of the National Association of College Broadcasters, only the second Westerner in the organization's history selected for that position.

Gary Toyn, station manager for Weber State's KWCR, a student radio station, was appointed during the annual meeting of the college broadcasters at Brown University in Rhode Island."It's a little overwhelming and a neat challenge. As directors of the organization we have an input to say where the future of college broadcasting should go," Toyn said.

The National Association of College Broadcasters has a membership of almost 3,000 colleges and universities and oversees a multimillion-dollar budget, he said.

Six members, two from New York, one from Boston, one from Rhode Island and Toyn of Utah comprise the board of directors. The members meet weekly via a teleconference.

"This is the second time only for someone west of the Mississippi to be on the board of directors. Inherently it has always been Eastern people," Toyn said.

The organization is underwritten by a number of media moguls, including CBS, and works closely with the likes of Walter Cronkite and others, he said.