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Broadcasters elect new officers, directors

Texas broadcasters this month elected a new slate of officers and filled several vacancies on the TAB Board of Directors.

New directors were installed at TAB's Annual Business Meeting on Thurs., Aug. 20. The meeting was held in conjunction with TAB's 56th Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

"Texas' broadcast industry is fortunate to have the benefit of so many community leaders who come together in the best interests of the state and our industry," said TAB President Ann Arnold.

"TAB owes a lot of its success to these men and women who dedicate themselves to advancing what is the largest broadcast industry of any state in the country in conjunction with policymakers and station members alike."

New Officers

  • Chairman: Danny Baker, Baker Media Inc.
  • Vice Chairman: Matt Martin, Clear Channel Radio San Antonio
  • Secretary: Brian Jones, Nexstar Broadcasting Group
  • Treasurer: Mary "Mike" Hatcher, Bryan Broadcasting Bryan-College Station
  • Past Chairman:  Jackie Rutledge, WOAI-TV San Antonio

 New Board Members

  • Roger Bare, KIAH-TV Houston (re-elected)
  • Dan Bell, Texas State Networks (re-elected)
  • Brad Dubow, KSII/KROD/KLAQ El Paso
  • Tom Ehlmann, KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth
  • J.D. Freeman, Clear Channel Radio Dallas-Fort Worth (re-elected)
  • John Kerr, Double O Radio San Angelo
  • John Kittleman, KRGV-TV Rio Grande Valley
  • Lee Parkinson, KYYK/KNET Palestine & KKHA Bay City
  • Benny Springer, Diversified Broadcast Systems (re-elected)
  • Mike Wenglar, KVUE-TV Austin (re-elected)
  • Rodney Zent, KAMU-TV / FM Bryan-College Station

 Returning Board Members

  • Manuel Abud, KXTX-TV Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Billy Alonzo, South Plains College
  • Meredith Beal, Lasting Value Broadcasting Group
  • Craig Bland, Univision Television Texas
  • Ben Downs, Bryan Broadcasting Bryan-College Station
  • Dick Drilling, KIII-TV Corpus Christi
  • Chip Formby, KPAN-AM-FM Hereford
  • Mike Lee, KXXV-TV Waco; KRHD-TV Bryan-College Station
  • Kevin Lovell, KVIA-TV El Paso
  • Jeff Lyon, KIXS/KLUB Victoria
  • Greg McAlister, KLBK/KAMC-TV Lubbock
  • Tim McCoy, Univision Radio Austin
  • Laura Morris, Houston
  • Chris Paddie, KMHT Marshall
  • Scott Parsons, Double O Radio Midland-Odessa
  • Julie Pruett, KFDX/KJTL/KJBO-TV Wichita Falls
  • Mike Ryan, Clear Channel Radio El Paso
  • Gary Schneider, KTVT-TV/KTXA-TV Dallas-Fort Worth

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