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January 2024 BFOA Newsletter

The BFOA provides more than just a hand-up to our broadcasting colleagues. We are a source of inspiration to our grant recipients, supporters and peers. Thank you for reading and sharing and be sure to follow @BroadcastersFDN!



It is with great sadness that the Broadcasters Foundation of America shares the news of the passing of Philip J. Lombardo. Lombardo was CEO of Citadel Communications and Chairman Emeritus of the Broadcasters Foundation, having previously served as Chairman for 15 years. 

Lombardo’s impactful role as Chairman from 2000 to 2015 was vital to the Foundation’s ability to increase the amount of grants awarded annually to broadcasters in need from just over $60,000 in 2000 to nearly $2 million in recent years.

“Phil had a strong personality, but his heart was bigger,” added Tim McCarthy, President of the Broadcasters foundation. “No one worked harder than Phil to raise money from our biggest donors. He gave more than anyone in our industry to colleagues who need it most.”

All of us at the BFOA are grateful for Phil's leadership and incredible support. Phil's enduring legacy will be the vision and passion with which he led the Broadcasters Foundation of America. His contributions to its mission — helping fellow broadcasters in need — had no bounds. 

The Philip J. Lombardo Memorial Fund was established to honor his dedication and service to the broadcasting industry and to the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s charitable cause.  Click here to DONATE today.




We're excited to present the 2024 Edward F. McLaughlin Lifetime Achievement Award to Deborah Norville, in honor of her amazing career and invaluable contributions to the television and radio industry. We'll be celebrating her at our 2024  Golden Mic Award Gala on March 4th at the Plaza in New York City.


BFOA celebrates our very own Renee Cassis, owner of RC Communications Marketing, as featured in Radio INK's Women to Watch. Renee volunteers her time and expert PR & Marketing services to the BFOA, and we are grateful for her hard work, energy, and expertise!

Read more about Renee's rise to the top of the radio PR world and career path HERE. 

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