Broadcasters Foundation Honors Bill Drake


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Posted by madcityradio.com on December 18, 2008 at 16:19:11:

In Reply to: Bill Drake Dead At 71 posted by madcityradio.com on December 01, 2008 at 10:50:59:

Broadcasters Foundation Honors Bill Drake



By Kevin Peterson


The Broadcasters Foundation of America, the national charity created by broadcasters to assist their colleagues who have fallen on hard times, has established the Bill Drake Memorial Tribute Fund.


The fund provides an emergency safety net for radio and television folks -- past and present -- who, through no fault of their own, face challenges they are unable to overcome. Since its inception, the foundation has dispensed over $2.9 million in emergency grants to 387 of their distressed and hurting colleagues in 33 states.


"Bill Drake was an iconic radio programmer in the '60s and '70s and his effect on radio broadcasting is legendary," says board member and R&R president and publisher Erica Farber. "This is only the third time in the history of the Foundation a tribute has been established (and the first for a programmer). And because of Bill's contribution to radio programming, we thought it appropriate to honor this incredible individual."


(Radio & Records)


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