Paul Karpowicz to receive 2017 Golden Mike Award

karpowicz-photo-gm-logoBroadcasters Foundation of America to honor Paul Karpowicz with 2017 Golden Mike Award

The Broadcasters Foundation of America is honored to announce that Paul Karpowicz, President of Meredith Corporation’s Local Media Group, will receive the 2017 Golden Mike Award on Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The annual black-tie gala is a major fundraiser for the Foundation’s mission of providing aid to broadcasters in need.

“I am grateful to the Broadcasters Foundation for this honor, and I thank the Board for their deep commitment to colleagues in need,” said Karpowicz. “The pleas for aid come in every day. It is with the generous support of broadcasters across the country that we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those who find themselves in devastating circumstances.”

“Paul is an industry leader who has given back to the broadcast community through his dedication and service,” said Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation. “A tireless champion of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, Paul’s contributions have advanced our goal of providing important aid to our colleagues. We are proud to recognize him.”

Under Karpowicz’s leadership since 2005, Meredith’s Local Media Group has significantly increased its television footprint to 17 owned or operated television stations reaching more than 11 percent of U.S. households. Prior to Meredith, Karpowicz spent more than 20 years at LIN. During his tenure, he presided over significant growth in LIN’s broadcasting business, nearly doubling it in size from 12 to 23 stations.

An inductee of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Karpowicz serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and as a board member of the Broadcasters Foundation of America and the Television Board of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), for which he is also a former Chairman. He has been Chairman of the CBS Affiliates Board and the Television Bureau of Advertising Board and has served on the executive committees of the NAB and the Rhode Island and Indiana Broadcasters Associations. Karpowicz is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Each year, the Golden Mike Award dinner attracts a who’s who of broadcast media executives and celebrities. The presenters and performers to honor Karpowicz will be announced at a later date. For information on how to reserve a seat or a table, please contact the Broadcasters Foundation at 212-373-8250, or email

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

About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:

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.

Media Contacts:

Renee Cassis
RC Communications Marketing

Lauren Burt
Meredith Corporation – Local Media Group