Bob Pittman To Be Honored With Broadcasters Foundation Of America's 2016 Golden Mike Award
January 7, 2016 at 1:15 PM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA Chairman/CEO BOB PITTMAN will be honored with the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA's 2016 GOLDEN MIKE AWARD on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29th at the PLAZA HOTEL in NEW YORK CITY. The annual gala raises funds to benefit the FOUNDATION’s mission of providing aid to broadcasters in need.
FOUNDATION Vice Chairman DAN MASON commented: “BOB is an extraordinary broadcaster. As an architect of today’s iHEARTMEDIA, his focus on innovation and his deep belief in broadcast radio has expanded radio into new areas and platforms, and we are proud to recognize his contributions to broadcasting.”
Responded PITTMAN: “Radio reaches more AMERICANS than any other medium, the best friend in the seat next to them and their trusted companion and information source across multiple platforms. I feel extremely fortunate to be in broadcasting during the most exciting time in our industry’s history. I am grateful to the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION for this honor, and I thank them for their deep commitment to supporting our broadcast colleagues in their times of need.”
The BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy. Donations can be made to the FOUNDATION’s GUARDIAN FUND and corporate contributions are accepted through the ANGEL INITIATIVE. In addition, bequests can be made through the FOUNDATION’s LEGACY SOCIETY.