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Bill Wilson Is New NAB Radio Board Chair

David Santrella now will chair the association’s joint board

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Bill Wilson

The Radio Board of the National Association of Broadcasters has a new chair. He’s Bill Wilson, the CEO of Townsquare Media Group.

He succeeds David Santrella, the president of Broadcast Media for Salem Media Group, who now becomes chairman of the association’s Joint Board of Directors, succeeding Jordan Wertlieb of Hearst Television.

John Zimmer, president and owner of Zimmer Radio of Mid-Missouri Inc., was elected Radio Board first vice chair, while Kevin Perry, VP/COO of Perry Publishing and Broadcasting, was elected second vice chair.

Collin Jones, senior vice president of corporate development and strategy for Cumulus Media Inc., was elected as the Radio Board’s major group representative on the NAB Board’s Executive Committee.

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On the TV side, Perry Sook, chairman, president and CEO of Nexstar Media Group, was elected as NAB Television Board chair. Lynn Beall, EVP/COO of Media Operations for TEGNA, was elected TV Board first vice chair. Pat LaPlatney, president and co-chief executive officer of Gray Television Inc., was elected TV Board second vice chair, while and Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group, was elected third vice chair.

And Christopher Wood, SVP and associate general counsel for government and regulatory affairs at Univision Communications, was appointed to the designated TV network seat on the NAB Board’s Executive Committee.


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