Broadcasters Foundation Cancels Golf Fundraiser

The charity launches a plea for donations to counter losses from multiple fundraising events that had to be scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Scott Herman Elected Board Chair Of Broadcasters Foundation Of America

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 […]

BFOA Offering Emergency COVID-19 Grants

“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.”

Tegna’s Dave Lougee Receives Golden Mike Award

The annual fundraiser event raised more than $400,000 for the Broadcasters Foundation of America that provides aid to broadcasters in acute need. Also honored was Beasley Media Group’s George Beasley, who was presented with the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Above (l-r): Dan Mason, Broadcasters Foundation of America chairman; host Deborah Norville, Inside Edition; Lougee; and Jim Thompson, Broadcasters Foundation of America president. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

Pai To Get Lowry Mays Award At NAB Show

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has been tapped to receive the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award. The award is given to an “individual in broadcasting” whose work “exemplifies innovation, community service, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.”

BFA Unveils 2020 Leadership Awards Recipients

The annual career-recognition honors will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast on Wednesday, April 22, during the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Deborah Norville To Host Golden Mike Gala

The Inside Edition anchor will emcee the dinner honoring Tegna’s Dave Lougee and Beasley’s George Beasley on March 4 that will feature a performance by Nile Rodgers & Chic.

Broadcasters Foundation Starts Year-End Push

The charitable organization, which will distribute more than $1.3 million in aid this year, is kicking off its annual year-end appeal today, Giving Tuesday.

George Beasley To Receive BFA Lifetime Achievement Award

George Beasley, founder and chairman of Beasley Media Group, will be honored with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mike Award dinner. The gala, which is an annual fundraising event for the Broadcasters Foundation’s mission of helping broadcasters in need, will be held on Wednesday, March 4, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. […]

Tegna’s Lougee To Receive Golden Mike Award

The broadcast group’s president-CEO will be honored by the Broadcasters Foundation of America at its annual gala in New York on March 4.

Broadcasters Foundation Raises $250,000+

More than 175 broadcasters and celebrities turned out to help support the group’s annual golf fundraiser to aid broadcasters who have experienced terrible loss due to illness or unforeseen disaster.

Three Elected To Broadcasters Foundation Board

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected John David, senior adviser to the National Association of Broadcasters; Jinny Laderer, co-founder and CEO of vCreative; and Deborah Roberts, ABC News correspondent for 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, to its board of directors. The new directors were voted in last Wednesday, during the foundation’s board of […]

Katz Media Raises $350K For Broadcasters Foundation

The Broadcasters Foundation of America today said Katz Media Group has raised $45,500 for the foundation during its 10th annual companywide membership drive, bringing the total amount raised to more than $350,000 since the drive’s inception. Led by Mark Gray, CEO of Katz Media Group; Christine Travaglini, president of Katz Radio Group; and Leo MacCourtney, president of […]

Nexstar’s Sook Receives 2019 Golden Mike Award

A record crowd at the Broadcasters Foundation’s annual Golden Mike Award dinner feted Perry Sook, the founder of Nexstar Media Group, who praised the expanding mission of the charity and pledged a $100,000 donation to further its work.

Broadcasters Foundation Reschedules NAB Golf Tournament

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has announced a new time for this year’s Philip J. Lombardo Charity Golf Tournament. Attracting an A-List of broadcast industry executives, the charitable event will begin at 8 a.m. for registration and breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m., on Sunday, April 7, at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las […]

Broadcasters Foundation To Honor Six

The charitable group’s 2019 Leadership Awards will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast on April 10 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

NBC’s Craig Melvin To Host Golden Mike Gala

The black-tie event honoring Nexstar Media Group’s Perry A. Sook raises funds for broadcasters in need and takes place March 6 in New York, with entertainment by Grammy-winning duo Sugarland.

BFOA Launches Year-End Giving Campaign

Requests for monthly and emergency grants continue to rise as the group awarded more than $1.3 million in aid in 2018.

Perry Sook To Receive Golden Mike Award

The Nexstar Media Group executive will be honored by the Broadcasters Foundation of America at its annual fundraising gala in New York in March.

Perry Sook To Receive Golden Mike Award

The Nexstar Media Group executive will be honored by the Broadcasters Foundation of America at its annual fundraising gala in New York in March.

Nebraska Broadcasters Donate $5,000 To BFA

The gift is to aid broadcasters impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael and is

Broadcasters Foundation: Hurricane Michael Likely To Drive Up Aid Requests

The Broadcasters Foundation of America is preparing for another influx of emergency grant applications from victims of Hurricane Michael, even as requests for emergency aid from those affected by Hurricane Florence are still coming in. Broadcasters whose personal lives or property are acutely affected by Hurricanes Michael or Florence are encouraged to find out if […]

Broadcasters Foundation Raises Over $250,000

All proceeds from the organization’s annual celebrity golf tournament go to helping broadcasters in dire need.

Broadcasters Foundation Launches New Push

The nonprofit group wants to make sure broadcasters in need are aware that they can apply for aid from the foundation.

Broadcasters Foundation Names Honorees

The Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation breakfast on Wednesday, April 11, during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The television-related winners are Marcellus Alexander, NAB; Richard Bodorff, Wiley Rein; and Patrick Maines, formerally of The Media Institute.

Deborah Norville To Host Golden Mike Award

The Inside Edition anchor will oversee the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s black-tie fundraiser honoring Graham Media’s Emily Barr. In addition, Pat McLaughlin will accept the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late husband Ed McLaughlin.

BFA Sets Up Ed McLaughlin Memorial Fund

The Broadcasters Foundation of America, the national charity that provides aid to past and present members of the broadcasting profession, has established the Edward F. McLaughlin Memorial Fund to honor the iconic broadcaster who died Jan. 19 at the age of 91 in Palm Beach, Fla. McLaughlin was at the helm of ABC Radio Network […]

Broadcasters Foundation Gives Out $1M+

The charitable group sets a record for aid in 2017. Now, its year-end appeal for donations seeks to raise funds from personal and corporate contributions.

Broadcasters Foundation Creates Gary Fries Memorial Fund

The Broadcasters Foundation of America, the national charity that serves past and present members of the broadcasting profession, has established the Gary Fries Memorial Fund to honor the former Radio Advertising Bureau president and CEO, Gary Fries. Fries, who was a long-time director of the Broadcasters Foundation, died in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sept. 22. Anyone wishing to donate […]

HURRICANE RELIEF

BOFA Hurricane Grants: $50K And Rising

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has already distributed $50,000 in emergency aid to broadcasters impacted by Hurricane Harvey and $100,000 in projected grants are slated for Hurricane Irma-affected broadcasters. The foundation raised $250,000 at its Celebrity Golf Tournament last week. 

BFA Can Help Broadcasters Hit By Harvey

The Broadcasters Foundationof America’s emergency relief program distributes one-time grants of $1,000 each after a disaster, such as a hurricane, tornado, fire, flood or other serious misfortune. The expedited emergency grant application process is streamlined to provide assistance as quickly as possible to broadcasters affected.

JESSELL AT LARGE

Do You Know Someone In Need? See Jim

Jim Thompson is president of the Broadcasters Foundation of America and it’s his job to identify broadcasters who are in acute need because of illness, accident, other misfortune and then write them a monthly check. Is there someone you know who could benefit from such help? Contact Jim and let him know. Oh, by the way, Jim accepts checks, too.

Broadcasters Foundation Introduces Radio PSA

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has produced a 30-second radio public service announcement as part of its outreach and awareness campaign, which launched earlier this spring. The Broadcasters Foundation of America provides financial assistance to broadcasters in acute need due to critical illness, accident, or other serious misfortune. The goal of the outreach campaign and the […]

Three Join Broadcasters Foundation Board

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected to its board of directors Kim Guthrie, president of Cox Media Group, and DuJuan McCoy, president-CEO-founder of Bayou City Broadcasting, and named Julie Talbott, president of Premiere Networks, an officer and VP. The new members and Talbott were voted in during the board meeting that took place in New York City earlier […]

NAB 2017

TVN’s Jessell Receives Ward Quaal Award

TVNewsCheck Editor Harry A. Jessell was a recipient of a 2017 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards today presented by Broadcasters Foundation of America in recognition of career contributions to the broadcast industry and the community at large (the complete list of winners is here, The awards were handed out at the group’s annual luncheon during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. L-r: Jim Thompson, Broadcasters Foundation president; Jessell; and Dan Mason, Broadcasters Foundation chairman.

Broadcasters Foundation To Honor Smulyan

Jeff Smulyan, the founder-chairman of Emmis Communications will receive the group’s Lowry Mays Excellence In Broadcasting Award at its annual breakfast on April 26 during the NAB Show.

Broadcasters Foundation Sets Six Honorees

Tegna’s Dave Lougee, Shooting Star’s Diane Sutter, Patrick Communications’ Larry Patrick and TVNewsCheck’s Harry Jessell are among this years Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards. In addition, William Duhamel, will be presented with the nonprofit’s Chairman’s Award. They will be honored on April 26 in Las Vegas.

Paul Karpowicz Honored With Golden Mike

On Monday evening in New York, $280,000 was raised to help broadcasters in need in honor of Paul Karpowicz, Meredith Broadcasting Group president and recipient of the Broadcasters Foundation of America 2017 Golden Mike Award. The foundation also presented its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Bill Hoffman, retired president of Cox Media Group. Pictured (l-r): Jim Thompson (Broadcasters Foundation president), Karpowicz, Dan Mason (Broadcasters Foundation chairman) and the evening’s host, Tim McAuliff, former Petry Media president.

Industry Execs To Help Honor Karpowicz

Steve Lanzano, Mike O’Neill and Gordon Smith are among those who will celebrate Meredith’s Paul Karpowicz at the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s annual Golden Mike Award black-tie fundraiser on Feb. 27 in New York.

A Year-End Plea To Help The Less Fortunate

The Broadcasters Foundation of America makes its Annual Plea on the behalf of fellow broadcasters who have been laid low by unforeseen circumstances, natural disasters and personal medical emergencies.