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Broadcasters Foundation Recognizes Industry Leaders

Last Wednesday (4/19), 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 above at the event are (from 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 BFoA; Dan Mason, former CEO of CBS Radio and previous chairman of the BFoA – Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award; Tim McCarthy, president of the BFoA; 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 BFoA; 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 Premiere Networks, who accepted the posthumous Leadership Award on behalf of Rush Limbaugh.

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BFoA Announces 2023 Leadership Awards Recipients

The Broadcasters Foundation of America announces the recipients of the 2023 Leadership Awards that are given annually in recognition of career contributions to the broadcast industry and the community at-large. The Awards will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation Annual Breakfast on April 19 during the NAB Show. The 2023 Leadership Awards honorees are: Jim Doyle, founder, JDA Media; Steven Lanzano, president,Text - Turtles Television Bureau of Advertising; Rush Limbaugh, radio host and political commentator, deceased, award accepted by his widow Kathryn Limbaugh; Debra O’Connell, president, networks, The Walt Disney Company; Deborah Parenti, president/publisher, Radio Ink/RBR+TVBR; and Heidi Raphael, chief communications officer, Beasley Media Group. The Broadcasters Foundation will also present the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award during the Breakfast. That honoree will be announced shortly. The Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast is complimentary to all in broadcasting. Registration is required, call 212-373-8250 or email info@thebfoa.org.