The Broadcasters Foundation of America will honor George Beasley, founder and Chairman of Beasley Media Group, with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at its Golden Mike Award dinner on Wednesday, March 4 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
“George is one of the forward-thinking pioneers of radio and a longtime supporter of our charitable mission,” said Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. “Starting off with radio stations in small-market America and expanding to major cities, George built the company that bears his name with ingenuity, integrity, and innovation. We are delighted to recognize his leadership in our industry.”
“I fell in love with radio early in my career, and I have been fortunate to be a part of this wonderful business as it has grown and expanded,” stated Beasley. “Giving back is an important tradition in our family, and it is an honor to support the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation to help those in our industry who need it most.”
Beasley began his career in radio ownership with a daytime-only AM station in Benson, North Carolina in 1961 and built Beasley Broadcasting into one of the leading radio groups in the country. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame earlier this year, named a “Giant of Broadcasting” by the Library of American Broadcasting in 2012, and “Broadcaster of the Year” by the Florida Association of Broadcasters in 2011.
In addition, the Country Radio Broadcasters awarded Beasley the Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award in 2010, and the Nevada Broadcasters Association inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 2008.