Former WSBT Leader Added to LABF Board

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The former GM of WSBT Television and Radio in South Bend, Ind., has been elected to the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) Board of Directors.


Earning the seat is Sally Brown, who has also lead the South Bend Tribune, a Gannett daily newspaper.

Brown most recently served as the development officer on behalf of the organization. She began her career as an announcer at a South Bend, Ind., radio station while still in high school and went on to spend the next 30+ years in the radio industry, holding positions in sales, sales management, and station management. Many of those years were spent with South Bend-based Schurz Communications, owner of WSBT-22, the Michiana region CBS affiliate.

Brown currently serves as Vice President of the Schurz Communications Foundation, has served on the board of the National Association of Broadcasters, the Arbitron/Nielsen Advisory Committee and is a past-president of the Indiana Broadcasters Association.

The LABF also announced the election to new three-year terms of the following board members: April Carty-Sipp, John Dille, Jack Goodman (co-chair), Jim Morley, Patricia Smullin and Jeff Smulyan.

Executive Committee members elected to additional two-year terms include Gary Chapman, David Kennedy, and Jack Goodman (co-chair).

Other current LABF board members include Heidi Raphael (co-chair), Heather Birks, Chandra Clark, Mike Conway, Dave “Chachi” Denes, John Dille, Harry Jessell, Richard Leibner, Jim Morley, Ginny Morris, Larry Patrick, Deborah Parenti, Walter Podrazik, Brian Philips, Patricia Smullin, Dan Spears, Julie Talbott, John Taylor, Joyce Tudryn, Dennis Wharton, Erica Farber, Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Mary Collins, Pierre Bouvard and LABF Legal Counsel Kathleen Kirby.

Brown’s seating was solidified at the LABF’s annual meeting, at which the board extended its sincere gratitude and appreciation to now-retired Washington, D.C., communications attorney Erwin Krasnow, who has transitioned off the board following several decades of service; and Marci Burdick, who completed her final term with the LABF.

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