Pace’s new scholarship fund for black music pioneer Sydney Small was covered by New York Daily News online on September 16. Click on the link or read the excerpt of the text below.
“A scholarship fund has been established at Pace University for the late Sydney Small, who ran WWRL (1600 AM) and was a lifelong advocate for minority voices in the mainstream media.
Small died Aug. 8 while cycling in Central Park. He was 72.
He was a founding member of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) and a prominent spokesman for minority media ownership.
When ratings for minority stations dropped under Artbitron’s new Portable People Meter (PPM) system, he was among the station owners asking Arbitron to reassess the system.
He also helped press Madison Avenue to give minority media a greater share of advertising dollars and led NABOB’s efforts to get federal distress loans for minority broadcasters threatened by the recession.
To contribute to the Sydney L. Small scholarship fund at Pace, go to pace.edu/givenow.”