Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Announces New Board Members

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The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) announced today that Streamline Publishing President Deborah Parenti and BMI Vice President of Licensing and Industry Relations Dan Spears were elected to the LABF Board of Directors during a recent LABF board meeting.

The announcement came from co-chairs Jack Goodman, former NAB general counsel and longtime DC-based communications attorney, and Heidi Raphael, Beasley Media Group Chief Communications Officer. Goodman replaced Hubbard Radio chief executive officer Ginny Morris as co-chair of the LABF in mid-2021. Morris, who will remain on the LABF Board, had served as sole chair of the LABF Board of Directors for the past eight years.

“The LABF Board, and the broadcast industry as a whole, is indebted to Ginny Morris for her service to the Library and its mission of preserving the legacy of broadcasting and archiving its history,” said Raphael and Goodman in a joint statement. “We are delighted Ginny is remaining with LABF as a Board member.”

The LABF also announced that the following board members were elected to new 3-year terms: Chandra Clark, Ginny Morris, Harry Jessell, Heather Birks, John Taylor, Joyce Tudryn, Larry Patrick, Richard Liebner, Michael Carter, Wally Podrazik and Dennis Wharton. 

Executive Committee members elected to additional 2-year terms were Co-chair Heidi Raphael, Jim Morley, Joyce Tudryn, Marci Burdick, Harry Jessell and David Kennedy.

Other current LABF board members include Mike Conway, Dave “Chachi” Denes, April Carty-Sipp, Gary Chapman, John Dille, Harry Jessell, Erwin Krasnow, Brian Philips, Patricia Smullin, Jeff Smulyan, Julie Talbott, Erica Farber, Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Mary Collins and Pierre Bouvard.

The organization also thanks Kathleen Kirby, a partner at Wiley, who has agreed to serve as LABF’s counsel.

The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation extended its gratitude to Ramsey Woodworth, who has transitioned off the board following more than 20 years of service and dedication.

The LABF serves the philanthropic arm of the Library of American Broadcasting, the nation’s most extensive collection of broadcast history, policy and tradition, including historical documents, professional papers, oral and video histories, books, scripts and photographs preserved at the University of Maryland. In addition, the LABF, in conjunction with the International Radio & Television Society (IRTS), presents the Annual Giants of Broadcasting Event, which pays tribute to trailblazers in the radio and television industry.

For more information, please visit www.libraryofamericanbroadcastingfoundation.org.

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