Tom McClendon Passes At Age 62
April 12, 2010 at 4:24 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of THOMAS EDWARD MCCLENDON, who died of a kidney infection complicated by pneumonia and weakened lungs on APRIL 10th. He was one month shy of his 63rd birthday. A native of ATLANTA, MCCLENDON is preceded in death by his father JAMES EDWARD MCCLENDON and is survived by his wife LYNNE and his mother KATHLEEN.
MCCLENDON will be largely remembered as COX BROADCASTING’s longtime VP/Research. He retired in 2005. He continued to do consulting with the company for many years. MCCLENDON served as COLTAM chairman for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS from 1990 to 2002. He received the HUGH MALCOLM BEVILLE, JR. AWARD in 1998 for outstanding service to the profession. MCCLENDON also served as chairman of the MEDIA RATING COUNCIL from 1993-1994 and ex-officio chair from 1995-1996 and continued on the board afterwards.
A Memorial Service will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in TOM’s memory to BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY 5001 Angel Canyon Road KANAB, UT 84741-5000 or on-line at www.bestfriends.org.