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George G. Beasley Receives Honorary Doctorate

Appalachian State University honors broadcasting alum

George G. Beasley (left) with Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock (right), Chancellor of Appalachian State University.

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer George G. Beasley has received a doctor of humane letters, Honoris Causa during Appalachian State University’s recent May commencement.

A native of Patrick County, Va., Beasley received his undergraduate (’58) and graduate (’60) degrees from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Most recently, he contributed the lead gift making a new broadcasting and media facility on campus possible — the George G. Beasley Media Complex, which is scheduled to open later this year.

Beasley is a member and past chairman of the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors and also currently serves on the campaign steering committee. Additionally, he is a past member of Appalachian’s Board of Trustees and a former member of the College of Fine and Applied Arts’ Communication Advisory Board. In 1990, Beasley received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Throughout Beasley’s 50-plus years in radio broadcasting, he has served on many boards and been involved with various civic and charitable organizations.

Founded in 1961, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., owns and operates 43 radio stations (27 FM and 16 AM) located in eleven large- and mid-size markets in the United States.