Wednesday morning, April 19, in Las Vegas, the Broadcasters Foundation of America held its annual breakfast and gave out six Leadership Awards, the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award and the very special Chairman’s Award. Pictured (l-r): Steven Lanzano, President, Television Bureau of Advertising – Leadership Award; Deborah Parenti, President/Publisher, Radio Ink/RBR+TVBR – Leadership Award; Scott Herman, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation; Dan Mason, former CEO of CBS Radio and previous Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation – Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award; Tim McCarthy, President of the Broadcasters Foundation; Jim Doyle, Founder, JDA Media – Leadership Award; Debra O’Connell, President, Networks, The Walt Disney Company – Leadership Award; Cindy Thompson, who accepted the posthumous Chairman’s Award on behalf of her husband Jim Thompson, who had been president of the Broadcasters Foundation; Heidi Raphael, Chief Communications Officer, Beasley Media Group – Leadership Award; Jim Thompson, who also accepted on behalf of his father. Not pictured is Julie Talbot, president of Premier Networks, who accepted the posthumous Leadership Award on behalf of Rush Limbaugh.
Former Broadcasters Foundation Of America President Jim Thompson To Be Honored Posthumously With Chairman’s Award
The award will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast on April 19 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
He will be presented with the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast on April 19 During the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Jack Abernethy (r), CEO of Fox Television Stations, got the Golden Mike Award at The Plaza in New York on March 6, the award given out annually by the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Richard E. Wiley (l), chair emeritus at Wiley and former FCC chairman, was presented with the charity’s Edward F. McLaughlin Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast on Wednesday, April 19, during the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The WNYW New York journalist and the Emmis CEO will help honor Jack Abernethy and Dick Wiley at the charity’s annual gala on March 6 in New York.
The annual gala supporting the charity work of the Broadcasters Foundation of America will be held Monday, March 6, at New York’s Plaza Hotel.
The award will be presented to the former FCC chairman, commissioner and prominent media and telecommunications lawyer during the annual Golden Mike Award Fundraising Dinner on March 6.
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The charity for broadcasters in need is reminding the industry that with 2022 coming to its end, “there’s never been a better opportunity to help those in our business who are less fortunate with a tax-deductible donation to the Broadcasters Foundation of America, the only charity dedicated solely to you, the people in radio and […]
Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media sales organization, has raised more than $47,000 for the Broadcasters Foundation of America during Katz’s 12th annual companywide membership drive, bringing the total amount raised by Katz to nearly $450,000 since the drive’s inception. For more than 70 years, the Broadcasters Foundation has provided aid ranging from medical care to financial […]
He will be recognized at a gala award ceremony and fundraiser to be held March 6, 2023, at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America kicks off its annual year-end giving campaign this week. The appeal asks for tax-deductible donations to provide financial assistance to people in broadcasting whose lives have been shattered by debilitating illness, accident, or catastrophe. “Our grantees are your colleagues,” said Tim McCarthy, president of the Broadcasters Foundation. “They are hard-working men and […]
The longtime broadcaster took over the reins of the organization in 2009, guiding the charitable group to more than quadruple the amount of financial aid it distributes to radio and TV professionals from $400,000 to nearly $2 million last year. He was 75.
Adams Radio Group has launched a voluntary employee donation drive to help create awareness and raise funds for the Broadcasters Foundation of America, a 501(c)3 charity that provides aid to fellow broadcasters in acute need from life-altering illness, accident, or other disaster. The plan allows all Adams Radio Group employees the opportunity to set up automatic […]
The presentation was made at its annual breakfast, which took place Wednesday morning during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Above (l-r): Tim McCarthy, co-president of Broadcasters Foundation and Scott Herman, chairman of Broadcasters Foundation, pictured with the honorees, Byron Allen, Pierre Bouvard, Christine Travaglini, Dennis Wharton, Ralph Oakley and Gordon Smith.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Curtis LeGeyt, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Broadcasters; Dennis Lyle, president and chief executive officer of the Illinois Broadcasters Association and the Illinois Broadcasters Foundation; and Chad Matthews, president of ABC Owned Stations, to its board. In addition, it has named Heather Cohen, executive vice president of The Weiss […]
Looking a little surprised at being in the world again after a two-year pandemic, media industry glitterati gathered at New York’s Plaza Hotel to present the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mike and Lifetime Achievement and Awards to Gray Television’s Hilton Howell and pioneering sportscaster Leslie Visser.
The charitable organization that provides financial aid to broadcasters in acute need from critical illness, accident or serious misfortune will honor the careers of six individuals with its Leadership Awards and the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award at the event in Las Vegas.
The Broadway, film and TV star will entertain when the Golden Mike award dinner and ceremony returns on Monday, March 14, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America announced today that the hosts for this year’s BFOA Golden Mike Award dinner and ceremony will be husband and wife broadcasters Al Roker, weather and feature anchor for Today and co-host of show’s third hour, and Deborah Roberts, award-winning ABC News senior national affairs correspondent for 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America and World News Tonight with David Muir. The 2022 BFOA Golden Mike Award returns […]
The Broadcasters Foundation of America says it has achieved a rating of 100 from Charity Navigator, a nonprofit evaluator. The evaluation process takes place over a seven-year period and uses Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System. The Broadcasters Foundation received a score of 100 in Finance & Accountability, reflecting its solid financial health (stability, efficiency and […]
The sportscaster will be honored during the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mike Award fundraising dinner at New York’s Plaza Hotel on March 14.
Gray TV CEO Hilton Howell will be honored at the fundraising affair on Monday, March 14, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
“There’s never been a better opportunity to make an impact by giving back and helping those in our business who have been hit by tragic and unthinkable circumstances,” said Tim McCarthy, the organization’s co-president.
That donation boosts its 11 years of giving to the foundation to nearly $400,000. All money raised during the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s 11th annual membership drive supports radio and television broadcasters in need.
More than $1.8 million in aid to be awarded in 2021 to colleagues in need. This year’s plea for donations follows a year-and-a-half of several canceled fundraising events due to the COVID 19 pandemic, even as more broadcasters than ever are reaching out for monthly or emergency relief.
As Jim Thompson announces his retirement at the end of 2022, he and Tim McCarthy will serve as co-presidents for a year, after which Thompson will move into a consultant role.
The funds were raised Monday at the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Celebrity Golf Tournament in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., to support broadcasters in need.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America will honor outgoing NAB CEO Gordon Smith for his excellence in broadcasting at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast During the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The awards will be presented to Byron Allen, Pierre Bouvard, Ralph Oakley, Christine Travaglini and Dennis Wharton at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 12, During the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with Inside Edition host Deborah Norville about supporting the Broadcasters Foundation of America as its fundraising efforts have been hampered by the pandemic.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of America’s Public Television Stations, and Hilton Howell, chairman, president-CEO of Gray Television and Atlantic American Corp., to its board of directors. The new directors were voted in during the recent Foundation’s Board of Directors’ meeting, which was held virtually. “We are delighted to welcome Patrick and Hilton to […]
Broadcasters Foundation Of America Needs Donations
“In its more than 70 years of existence, The Broadcasters Foundation of America has provided financial assistance to every broadcaster who qualified, and we want to continue that track record,” says Scott Herman, the organization’s chairman. It needs help now due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kathleen A. Kirby was voted secretary and general counsel to the Broadcasters Foundation of America during today’s virtual meeting of the board of directors. Kirby, who is a partner with the Washington law firm Wiley Rein and co-chair of the firm’s Telecom, Media & Technology group, takes over secretary and general counsel duties from Richard Bodorff, who will remain on the […]
More than 20 requests have come in over the past six days from employees in Texas and surrounding states of Tegna, Nexstar, Radio One, Entercom, Fox and more, with the first of those checks going out to qualifying individuals yesterday (Feb 24).
The organization will award more than $1.7 million in aid this year to broadcasters and their families in need.
The charity launches a plea for donations to counter losses from multiple fundraising events that had to be scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The board of directors of the Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Scott Herman, longtime CBS Radio and Group W executive and current CEO of SHH Media Management, as Chair. Dan Mason will remain on the board, and Jordan Wertlieb, president of Hearst Television, is re-elected as vice chair. In addition, the board voted Steve Jones, president-COO of Skyview Networks, to the board. The elections were held […]
“Never in our history as broadcasters have we experienced an event that has caused this much hardship,” said Dan Mason, chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. “Thus, we have revised provisions to our emergency grant eligibility guidelines.”