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November 5, 2009

ULM broadcasting director receives commendation

University of Louisiana at Monroe Director of University Broadcasting Joel Willer received a special commendation recognizing his national contributions to student broadcasters from College Broadcasters Inc.

The award was presented Oct. 30 at the National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas.

The honor is an acknowledgement of Willer's role in successful copyright royalty negotiations covering Internet transmissions of sound recordings for the years 2011 through 2015. Willer negotiated on behalf of college webcasters nationwide to reach an agreement with representatives of the music recording industry, as authorized by Congress under the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009.

Willer has been actively involved with webcasting copyright issues at the national level since 2001; he previously received CBI awards in 2003 and 2005.

As director of university broadcasting, Willer manages ULM's student-operated radio station KXUL 91.1 FM and public radio station KEDM 90.3 FM.

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