It's Now "Broadcasters' Foundation Of America"
September 29, 2006 at 8:15 AM (PT)
The BROADCASTERS' FOUNDATION, the organization helping fellow broadcasters in need for 50 years, amended its name to the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA at its quarterly meeting in NEW YORK on TUESDAY (9/26).
Chair PHIL LOMBARDO said that the name change "more accurately reflects our service to broadcasters in every state of the union. It is appropriate that as we complete fifty years of service we remind everyone of the national scope of our organization." The organization was founded by news radio legend H.V. KALTENBORN in 1946 as the "TWENTY YEAR CLUB," then became the "BROADCAST PIONEERS" until 1995, when it assumed the BROADCASTERS' FOUNDATION name.