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Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Names “Giants” of Industry

Joe and David Field among this year’s honorees

Entercom’s Joe and David Field have made the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation’s honor roll, being named as additions to the organization’s Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts. The two will be honored, along with the rest of this year’s Giants, during the Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts Luncheon on Sept. 27.

The newly inducted Giants are being recognized for their contributions to the broadcast industry. Joseph M. Field is founder and chairman of the board of Entercom. His son David J. Field is president/CEO. Their company is acquiring CBS Radio through a merger process and will become the second-largest U.S. radio broadcaster by revenue, according to BIA/Kelsey estimates.

In addition to the Fields, honorees will include Gary Chapman, Lin Television; Michael Fiorile, Dispatch Broadcast Group; Barbara Eden, “I Dream of Jeannie”; Bill Koenigsberg, Horizon Media; Jeff Fager, “60 Minutes”; Andrea Mitchell, NBC News; and Jeff Zucker, CNN Worldwide. The group will join more than 200 previous honorees; a full list can be seen here.

The luncheon will be produced by the International Radio and Television Society Foundation at Gotham Hall in New York City. Bill Whitaker of “60 Minutes” is set to serve as emcee. Tables, tickets and congratulatory ads are available here.