Stu Olds to Receive The 2011 Lowry Mays Excellence In Broadcasting Award
February 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM (PT)
STU OLDS, former CEO/Pres. of KATZ MEDIA GROUP, will be the recipient of this year’s LOWRY MAYS EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING AWARD. The award will be presented at the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA BREAKFAST on 4/13, at the WYNN HOTEL in LAS VEGAS, in conjunction with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS (NAB) Show.
OLDS had an extraordinary 33-year career, guiding the nation’s largest media representation firm and shaping the current radio industry environment. He oversaw operations for all KATZ MEDIA GROUP companies, including KATZ RADIO GROUP, CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO Sales, KATZ TELEVISION GROUP, KATZ MARKETING SOLUTIONS and KATZ 360 DIGITAL Sales. He passed away in DECEMBER 2010 after battling Melodysplastic Syndrome, a type of leukemia. He is survived by his wife, four daughters and two grandchildren. OLDS served on many charitable foundations and industry organizations, including Vice Chairman of the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA Board, honorary trustee of AWRT/ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION, and a board member of the RADIO ADVERTISING BUREAU and the BAYLISS FOUNDATION.
THE LOWRY MAYS EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING AWARD annually honors an individual in broadcasting whose work exemplifies innovation, community service, advocacy and entrepreneurship.