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Broadcasters Foundation of America Names New President

Jim Thompson, former president of Group W Radio, fills the spot long held by Gordon Hastings.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America selected Jim Thompson as its new president, effective Aug. 4.

BFA began a search last October for a president to continue the work of its current leader, Gordon H. Hastings.

Thompson is active in the broadcast community, having held positions such as VP/GM of Philadelphia’s KYW(TV) from 1985 to 1989; president, Group W Radio, 1989; partner of Liberty Broadcasting; CEO of Hibernia Communications; and CEO, Craven-Thompson Communications.

The Vietnam veteran is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.