NAB will honor one of its own during the upcoming fall Radio Show. It will salute Charles Warfield, president/COO of ICBC Broadcast Holdings and current chairman of the NAB board, with its National Radio Award.
Previous recipients have included Ed Christian, Bruce Reese, Jerry Lee and Lowry Mays. NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David made the announcement; he called Warfield “an exemplary leader and role model.”
Here’s the bio from NAB:
“Warfield has worked in radio for over 32 years, managing some of America’s most successful stations, and serving as president and COO of ICBC since July 2000. Early in his career, Warfield spent 12 years at Inner City as vice president and general manager of WBLS(FM) and WLIB(AM), where he was instrumental in the acquisition of five radio stations. Following that, Warfield became Summit Broadcasting Corp.’s vice president and general manager of WRKS(FM), New York, one of the most popular radio stations in America.
“In July 1997, Charles was appointed vice president and general manager of WDAS(AM/FM), Philadelphia. He was appointed senior vice president of urban regional operations for Chancellor Media Corporation in March 1998. Seven months later, he was promoted to senior vice president of regional operations with responsibility for Chancellor’s 30 stations in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami and Puerto Rico.
“Warfield , the current NAB Radio Board chairman, also serves on the Radio Advertising Bureau Executive Committee. His community involvement includes the American Red Cross, The Urban League, The Salvation Army, United Negro College Fund, The Partnership for a Drug Free Greater New York and The Harlem YMCA. Warfield holds a B.S. in accounting from Hampton University, where he graduated with honors.”
The National Radio Award honors an individual who is an outstanding leader in the radio industry.