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NAB Board Puts Newberry in Chair

Warfield steps up to top radio seat

The NAB Radio board has a new chair; several other panel changes were made this week as board members gathered in Washington.

Commonwealth Broadcasting President/CEO Steve Newberry was elected chair of the NAB’s Joint Board, succeeding Jack Sander, who is a senior adviser to Belo Corp.

ICBC Broadcasting Holdings President/COO Charles Warfield is the new radio board chair, replacing Newberry. Beasley Broadcasting EVP Caroline Beasley is now radio board first vice chair and Tri-State Communications President/CEO Randy Gravley is now second vice chair on the radio board.

The elected radio chair and vice-chairs make up part of the NAB executive committee, along with their TV counterparts, the joint board chair and the president/CEO of the trade organization. Emmis President/Programming Rick Cummings was elected major group representative on the NAB Executive Committee.

Bonneville’s Bruce Reese is stepping down from the joint board but will remain chair of the search committee charged with finding the association a new president/CEO. The board formally designated Janet McGregor as acting CEO of the NAB.