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TAB Seeking Nominations for Small Market Radio Board Vacancy

- KTRK-TV Houston’s Florsheim Announces Retirement

Small Market Commercial Radio members have a “mid-term” opportunity to nominate someone to fill a vacancy on the TAB Board of Directors resulting from the resignation of Mike Koenig of KRBA/KYBI/KSML/KZXL Lufkin-Nacogdoches because of time constraints.

The nominations will be presented to the full Board for consideration with a decision anticipated by May 3.Mike Koenig

Whomever is selected will complete Koenig’s term and be eligible to run for a full term.

A list of broadcasters eligible for consideration was emailed to all Small Market Radio GMs on April 22. Nominations are due by COB on Friday, April 26.

The Board meets four times per year, all in person at the TAB building in Austin. Committees meet by conference call.

Board members are responsible for advising TAB staff on member services and legislative policy, providing fiduciary oversight for the organization and assisting with all major organizational efforts, including the NCSA/PEP program, membership recruitment and the Annual Convention.

Directors are not compensated or reimbursed for traveling to Board meetings, nor do they receive complimentary admission to TAB events.

Florsheim Announces Retirement

After 22 years leading ABC’s O&O KTRK-TV Houston, Henry Florsheim announced this month he’s retiring as of July 1, capping off a total of 34 years working for three ABC-owned stations.Henry Florsheim

“We’ve worked hard, embraced change and are well positioned for the future,” Florsheim told employees in his announcement. “And now it’s time for me to take a break and leave the 24/7 cycle of news in your capable hands.”

He lauded the station’s team for making the station the number one source for local news in Houston and building a dedicated following in digital and social platforms.

Florsheim has served on the TAB Board of Directors since 2014, co-chairing the NCSA/PEP program which funds TAB’s direct member services, and developing content and programming as part of TAB’s Convention Planning Committee. 

He currently is TV Chair of TAB’s Legislative Policy Committee and is personally engaged in our efforts to convince Congress to let the satellite television law known as STELAR finally expire this December.

On the state front this year he has led legislative discussions to preserve the state’s one-party consent rule for recording conversations, argued for retaining public access to 9-1-1 emergency recordings, advanced arguments to restore the Texas Public Information Act, and supported efforts to preserve the core free speech protections contained in the Texas Anti-SLAPP law which is being revamped to avert inappropriate applications of the law.

TAB will seek nominations to fill the At-Large TV seat Florsheim currently occupies in August.

Questions? Contact TAB’s Oscar Rodriguez or call (512) 322-9944.

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