Ralph Oakley Named To NAB TV Board

Quincy Newspapers President-CEO succeeds the retiring LIN Media EVP Scott Blumenthal.

NAB Television Board Chair Marci Burdick has appointed Quincy Newspapers President-CEO Ralph Oakley to the NAB TV board of directors, effective immediately. He replaces LIN Media EVP, television Scott Blumenthal, who is retiring.

Oakley became president and CEO of Quincy, a family-owned business that operates 12 TV stations, two daily newspapers and two radio stations, in 2009 after working for the company in various operational and management positions since the 1970s. He is a fifth-generation family member to work in broadcasting.

An active member in the broadcast industry, Oakley is currently a board trustee of NAB’s political action committee (NABPAC) and serves on the boards of NBC Television Affiliate Association and TVB, and is a past board member of the ABC Television Affiliate Board of Governors.

A past president and state leadership chairman of the Illinois Broadcasters Association, Oakley was the recipient of the organization’s Vincent T. Wasilweski Broadcaster of the Year award in 2012.

Oakley holds a B.S. degree in business administration from Quincy University, of which he was also chairman of the board of trustees from 1999 to 2004.

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