The BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA will honor its longtime former President, JIM THOMPSON, with a house web page takeover on its web site at broadcastersfoundation.org. THOMPSON, who handed away on this present day a yr in the past, took the reins of the BFA in 2008. Throughout his 14-year tenure, he led the charity to lift $10 million, quadrupling the quantity of economic support awarded to radio and TV professionals in want from debilitating sickness, accident, or catastrophe.
BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION Chair SCOTT HERMAN commented, “It’s laborious to consider our good friend and colleague left us a yr in the past. A real chief and distinctive human being, JIM helped everybody on a regular basis. That’s the sort of particular person he was. I’m proud to have identified him for almost 40 years as a colleague and a good friend. He’s sorely missed.”
BRA President TIM McCARTHY added, “JIM believed deeply in serving to others. He mixed his compassion for others together with his distinctive management qualities to rally others to donate and assist these in our trade who want it most. It was laborious to say no to JIM. He at all times received you to say sure.”
THOMPSON’s profession included President/CEO of GROUP W RADIO and co-owner of LIBERTY BROADCASTING. He created the RADIO-MERCURY AWARDS and served on the boards of the RADIO ADVERTISING BUREAU and the ADVERTISING COUNCIL, and was Vice Chair of the PENNSYLVANIA STATE BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION.
Posthumously, THOMPSON was inducted into the BROADCASTING & CABLE HALL OF FAME and the RADIO HALL OF FAME.
Upon his passing, the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION created THE JIM THOMPSON MEMORIAL FUND. To donate any quantity, please click on here.