BFOA to Honor Dan Mason with the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award

The Broadcasters Foundation of America is proud to announce Dan Mason, former Chief Executive Officer of CBS Radio and previous Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation, is the recipient of this year’s Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award. The Award is bestowed annually on an individual in broadcasting whose work exemplifies innovation, community service, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. Mason will be presented with the Award at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast, 7:00 AM, Wednesday, April 19 in Room Bandol Two at the Wynn, Las Vegas.

“I’m honored to be recognized by the Broadcasters Foundation, a charity that I believe in very much,” said Mason. “I’ve been so fortunate in many ways, and the opportunity to support the Foundation’s mission as its Chairman, was one way of giving back to this industry that has given me so much.”

“I worked with Dan for many years at CBS, and I am proud to call him a friend, colleague, and mentor,” stated Scott Herman, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation. “Dan is a great leader and a true champion for radio. It is our privilege to honor him.”

“Dan’s dedication to our medium and to the charitable mission of the Broadcasters Foundation, is commendable, and I hope others will follow his lead and support our cause of helping broadcasters who need it most.”

Mason is a broadcasting executive and radio programmer known for initiating an aggressive growth strategy at CBS RADIO, including launching new formats, acquiring major market properties, and leading the way for the creation of CBS SPORTS RADIO. He led the expansion of CBS RADIO’s digital presence with audio streaming platforms and mobile applications. Over the past few years he has expanded into the gaming industry, having been past chairman at VSIN (Vegas Stats and Information Network).

The Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award salutes its namesake and is underwritten by The Mays Family Foundation. Past recipients include Gordon Smith, Ajit Pai, Bill Clark, Eddie Fritts, Cathy Hughes, Mel Karmazin, Jeff Smulyan, Dick Wiley, and others. As previously announced, the Broadcasters Foundation will present the Leadership in Broadcasting Awards during the Breakfast.

The Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast is complimentary to all in broadcasting, although registration is required. To register or make a donation, visit  or contact the Foundation at 212-373-8250 or

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease, or unforeseen tragedy. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund. Corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation’s Legacy Society. For more information, please visit, call 212-373-8250, or email

More information, including how to make a donation or apply for aid, is available at, or by contacting the Broadcasters Foundation at 212-373-8250 or

About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:

The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute financial need due to a critical illness, severe accident, or other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and has been rated 100 from Charity Navigator for solid financial health and received full credit for its program to expense ratio.

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