Charles WarfieldThe NAB has elected YMF Media President/CEO Charles Warfield as its new Board Chairman, taking over for Meredith Local Media Group Chief Paul Karpowicz. The regularly scheduled summer meeting also gave President/CEO Gordon Smith unanimous support to remain in that position. Smith commended NAB staff for “hitting on all cylinders,” and praised the success of the NAB SHOW for its prominence as the premier industry event and for keeping NAB in secure financial standing. He also reflected on NAB’s effective strategies related to advocacy and discussed the challenges related to partisan gridlock on Capital Hill and noted that despite broadcasting’s challenges, the unique ‘one-to-everyone’ transmission architecture of local radio and TV stations gives broadcasters a unique advantage over our competitors. Lincoln Financial Media President/CEO Don Benson was re-elected Radio Board chair by unanimous vote. Congratulations!

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