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BMI vice president to speak Oct. 26

Appearing at Austin Peay State University at 1:25 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Trahern Theatre will be one of the most distinguished names in the music industryBMI Vice President Paul Corbin.

A broadcasting veteran of 40 years, Corbin started his career at KIEM/KRED/Eureka, Calif. He's held programming positions at stations such as KTWU-TV/Topeka, Kansas, KAID-TV/Boise, Idaho, and KOCE-TV/Huntington Beach, Calif. In the late ‘70s, Corbin produced several highly successful Tennessee Ernie Ford specials for PBS in Nashville.
Appearing at Austin Peay State University at 1:25 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Trahern Theatre will be one of the most distinguished names in the music industryBMI Vice President Paul Corbin.

A broadcasting veteran of 40 years, Corbin started his career at KIEM/KRED/Eureka, Calif. He's held programming positions at stations such as KTWU-TV/Topeka, Kansas, KAID-TV/Boise, Idaho, and KOCE-TV/Huntington Beach, Calif. In the late ‘70s, Corbin produced several highly successful Tennessee Ernie Ford specials for PBS in Nashville.

In 1981, Corbin became vice president and chief operating officer for KQED/Golden Gate Productions in San Francisco. He was co-creator of the award-wining series “Great Chefs” and responsible for scores of critically acclaimed national series and specials.

In 1983, Corbin was lured away from San Francisco to serve as director of programming for cable's sixth network, TNN. He developed “Farm Aid” with Willie Nelson in 1985. After serving as the network program head for 11 years, Corbin became vice president and general manager for Music Industry Development for TNN and CMT. He served in this position through the transfers from Gaylord Entertainment, CBS Inc. and Viacom's MTV Networks.
After 17 years with the cable networks, in 2000, Corbin was named vice president of writer/publisher relations for BMI in Nashville.

He is an elected board member for The Country Music Association and has served as its president and chairman. Corbin holds positions on numerous other boards including Leadership Music, W. O. Smith Community Music School, the Gospel Music Association, Tennessee Valley Region of the American Red Cross and the Country Music Hall of Fame.