Broadcasters Foundation of America breaks records at the 2019 NAB Show

During the NAB Show in Las Vegas, the Broadcasters Foundation of America raised funds to help our colleagues in need and honored several leaders in our industry.

The Philip J. Lombardo Charity Golf Tournament raised a record $100,000 in support of the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation to help broadcasters in need. The tournament was held Sunday, April 7th at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, just prior to the opening of the NAB Show.

Pictured Left to Right are: Leo MacCourtney, President of Katz Television Group; Michael O’Brien, VP Distribution, E.W. Scripps Company; Ralph Oakley, President/CEO of Quincy Media, Inc.; Matthew Johnson, Director of Sales, Katz Television Group and Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation of America

Over 250 radio and television broadcasters attended the 24th Annual Leadership Award Breakfast on Wednesday, April 10th during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Leadership Awards were presented to six industry leaders who have made an impact on the broadcasting industry and in their local communities. The Lowry Mays Award for Excellence in Broadcasting was presented to a broadcast luminary who has made an impact on the industry through innovation, entrepreneurship, issue advocacy, community service, and philanthropy.

The six honorees of the 2019 Leadership Awards are pictured here with Bill Clark (center), who received the Lowry Mays Award for Excellence in Broadcasting:
-Richard Foreman, President, Richard A. Foreman Associates, Inc.
-Paul McTear, former President & CEO, Raycom Media
-Mark Gray, CEO, Katz Media Group
-Bill Clark, previous President of Shamrock Broadcasting
-Jean Dietze, President, Affiliate Relations, NBC Broadcasting
-Bobby Caldwell, Owner & CEO, East Arkansas Broadcasters, Inc.
-David Poltrack, Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation; President, CBS Vision



About the Broadcasters Foundation of America

The Broadcasters Foundation 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

The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident and other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 Public Charity.

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