Today’s blog post is courtesy of Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation of America
Radio broadcasters are a central part of everything that happens in our communities. Across all formats, radio reports on monumental events — both local and national. Radio is there to share in the joy that emanates from parents and their teens when the high school football team wins a home game and the happiness that radiates from children when the playground in the town’s park is finally completed. Radio is also there to express the sadness that strikes a community when disaster hits. Radio is a medium that connects emotionally like no other. It is an industry that cares and, with its unique emotional and local connection, it is always there to help!
But what happens when something tragic occurs to someone in the radio or television industry? When it is the general manager, the afternoon air talent, or even a retired broadcaster who falls on hard times? That’s when the Broadcasters Foundation of America steps in.