Peter Smyth Among Recipients Set To Receive 2016 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Award

February 23, 2016

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The Broadcasters Foundation of America is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards.  The Awards will be presented at the Foundation’s annual breakfast at 7:00AM, Wednesday, April 20in the Brahms Room of the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, during the National Association of Broadcasters Show.

The 2016 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards Recipients are: 

  • Ray Cole, President & COO, Citadel Communications
  • Mike Fiorile, Vice Chairman & CEO, Dispatch Broadcast Group
  • Scott Herman, COO, CBS Radio
  • Paul Karpowicz, President & CEO, Meredith Broadcasting Group
  • Peter Smyth, Chairman & CEO, Great Media
  • Julie Talbott, President, Premiere Radio Networks

The Leadership Awards are given annually by the Broadcasters Foundation in recognition of career contributions to the broadcast industry and the community at large, and are named in honor of iconic broadcaster Ward L. Quaal.

The breakfast, which is complimentary to all, is sponsored by Frank N. Magid Associates, Marketron, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the National Association of Media Brokers (NAMB), the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), and the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB).  Registration is required.  Please contact the Foundation at 212-373-8250 or

Over the years the Broadcasters Foundation has distributed millions of dollars to thousands of broadcasters and their families.  Individual donations can be made to the Guardian Fund, corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be arranged through the Legacy Society.  To learn more or to donate, please contact the Broadcasters Foundation at 212-373-8250 or or visit

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.