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Communication Speakers Program features Capitol Records president

The APSU department of communication and theatre Speakers Program will feature Ebie McFarland of Webster & Associates Public Relations, Nashville, this Thursday, Sept. 22, and the president of Capitol Records-Nashville, Mike Dungan, on Monday, Sept. 26.

The Capitol label boasts a roster of artists such as Keith Urban, Trace Adkins, Jamie O'Neal and Dierks Bentley. Capitol is one of the top four record companies in Nashville.
The APSU department of communication and theatre Speakers Program will feature Ebie McFarland of Webster & Associates Public Relations, Nashville, this Thursday, Sept. 22, and the president of Capitol Records-Nashville, Mike Dungan, on Monday, Sept. 26.

The Capitol label boasts a roster of artists such as Keith Urban, Trace Adkins, Jamie O'Neal and Dierks Bentley. Capitol is one of the top four record companies in Nashville.

In a recent story on Keith Urban, "60 Minutes" reporter Liz Hayes said of Dungan: "Mike Dungan is the powerful head of Capitol Records, a man with his finger on both the vertical and horizontal pulse of country music."
McFarland, a publicist for Webster & Associates Public Relations, is a 2003 graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in cognitive studies. She brings marketing savvy to her post in the PR industry.

She has designed and implemented a successful national tour publicity program that currently supports country acts such as the Kentucky Headhunters and Joe Diffie. In addition, she handles day-to-day publicity for Aaron Tippin, Little Texas and newcomers, the Drew Davis Band.

McFarland will speak at 11:10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, in Room E106B, Sundquist Science Center. Dungan will talk at 2:20 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in Room E106A, Sundquist Science Center.

Speakers scheduled for October include Ed Salamon, executive director of Country Radio Broadcasters, on Oct. 5; Scott Lindy, country programming director for Sirius Satellite Radio, on Oct. 11; Mark Hybner, president of Hybner Entertainment artist management company, on Oct. 19; and Paul Corbin, president of Broadcast Music Inc., an American performing rights organization that represents more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music, on Oct. 26. Dennie B. Burke