SOURCE: Fisher Communications, Inc.

December 17, 2007 17:00 ET

Fisher Communications Marks 20th Anniversary of Minority Scholarship Fund With Latest Round of Winners

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2007) - Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI) announced the winners of the Fisher Broadcasting Company Minority Scholarship Fund program, which for the past 20 years has helped high achieving college students further their education in broadcasting. This year's scholarships, totaling nearly $13,000, were awarded to the following six students for the 2007-2008 academic year: Kimberly Cartagenga, University of Washington; Yuri Jung, Washington State University; Heba Kanso, University of Oregon; Matthew Santos, Western Washington University; Whitney Tyner, University of Washington; and Roya Zahed, University of Washington.

"Fisher Communications has minority employees in every one of our properties who have made tremendous contributions to the diversity of perspectives and standards of excellence that have come to personify Fisher Broadcasting," said Colleen Brown, president and CEO of Fisher Communications. "By helping to eliminate the financial barriers faced when pursuing higher education, the Fisher Broadcasting Company Minority Scholarship Fund provides high-achieving students of color with an opportunity to fulfill their educational dreams and open doors to exciting careers in broadcasting. Congratulations to this year's winners."

Fisher's Minority Scholarship Fund awards are available to minority college students who have demonstrated need and academic achievement, completed at least one year of college, and enrolled in a broadcast-oriented curriculum. Launched in 1987, the program is designed to help remove financial barriers and increase the number of African-American, Hispanic-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Arab-American, Asian- and Pacific Islander-American students enrolling in and completing undergraduate programs in the broadcasting field. More information about the program, the winners, and applications can be found online at www.fsci.com/scholarship.html.

About Fisher Communications

Fisher Communications, Inc. is a Seattle-based communications company that owns and manages twelve full power and seven low-power television stations and eight radio stations in the Pacific Northwest. The Company owns and operates Fisher Pathways, a satellite and fiber transmission provider; Fisher Plaza, a media, telecommunications, and data center facility located near downtown Seattle; and Pegasus News, an online start-up and hyper-local media pioneer based in Dallas. For more information about Fisher Communications, Inc., go to www.fsci.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Mae Numata
    SVP, CFO & Corporate Secretary
    Fisher Communications, Inc.
    Phone: (206) 404-6776
    Fax: (206) 404-7776
    Email: mnumata@fsci.com