Radio Ink features BFOA President Tim McCarthy

Tim McCarthy discusses the future of the Broadcasters Foundation of America with Radio Ink Editor-in-Chief Ed Ryan in the November 7, 2022 issue of the magazine. McCarthy took over the position after the passing of Jim Thompson, who led the organization for 14 years.

Before joining the foundation, McCarthy was Senior VP of ESPN Radio Group, where he led the play-by-play business across four ESPN-owned stations. Previously, as SVP of ESPN Owned and Operated Stations, he directed operations within the group – and served as the president and general manager of 1050 ESPN Radio, the group’s New York flagship, since it started broadcasting in 2001. Under McCarthy’s leadership, ESPN Radio realized huge growth in both the New York and Los Angeles markets, quickly becoming a leading voice in alternative sports. McCarthy was a big part of Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Michael Kay Show, and NFL Sundays on ESPN Radio. He was also instrumental in securing broadcast rights for many leading sports teams including the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers, the New Jersey Devils, the Los Angeles Lakers, and 13 NFL teams.

As an industry leader and philanthropist, McCarthy is passionate about giving back to the community. He’s been recognized as Man of the Year by the Epilepsy Society of New York, received Disney’s Point of Light Volunteer Service Award, and was selected as one of radio’s Top 10 Managers by Radio Ink Magazine. He’s led fundraisers for many great organizations, and he is the perfect person to lead the Broadcasters Foundation into the future. Click the image below to read the entire article.



About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:

The Broadcasters Foundation of America provides financial aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease, or unforeseen tragedy. One-time emergency grants are awarded to qualifying broadcast colleagues recovering from a natural disaster, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, or other serious misfortune.

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 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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