Broadcasters Foundation Creates Lowry Mays Award
January 15, 2010 at 11:55 AM (PT)
The BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA has created the LOWRY MAYS Excellence in Broadcasting Award to salute the CLEAR CHANNEL co-founder. The first recipient will be named at the FOUNDATION Breakfast during the NAB SHOW in LAS VEGAS in APRIL.
"We are very proud of this award and thank the CLEAR CHANNEL FOUNDATION and WILEY REIN LLP for their generous contribution to the FOUNDATION's Guardian Fund in LOWRY MAYS' honor. This award will honor a broadcaster every year whose work exemplifies excellence in broadcasting, and all that goes with it: innovation, community service, advocacy and entrepreneurship," said FOUNDATION Board Chairman PHIL LOMBARDO.
"I am humbled and honored by this tremendous gesture," said MAYS. "But, more importantly, I invite all broadcasters, no matter how long they've been in this great business, to contribute to the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA so it can continue its great work in helping others in the industry who have run upon difficult times ... We will be grateful for whatever contribution you can make, however modest. I hope donating to the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA will become a tradition for all generations of broadcasters."
LOWRY's son, CLEAR CHANNEL CEO MARK MAYS, added, "LOWRY brings out the best in people, and makes sure that every employee is engaged to deliver the most he or she possibly can, both to the company and to the communities they serve. This award symbolizes the inspiration that LOWRY brings to the business."
WILEY REIN, LLP partner and FOUNDATION director DICK BODORFF said, "Some say excellence is achieved when 'value and virtue' intersect. That is the epitome of LOWRY MAYS' life, and we couldn't be more proud than to partner with the CLEAR CHANNEL FOUNDATION to make the LOWRY MAYS Excellence in Broadcasting Award possible."
Nominations for the award should be sent by FEBRUARY 15th to JIM THOMPSON at firstname.lastname@example.org.