The managing partner of both radio station owner Legend Communications and media brokerage Patrick Communications has been appointed to the NAB Radio Board of Directors. It’s an individual being inducted in November as a “Giant of Broadcasting” by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation.
Larry Patrick was appointed to the Board by Radio Board Chair Dave Santrella, who serves as Salem Media Group Radio Division President.
Patrick, along with his wife Susan Patrick, also owns Patrick Communications, one of the foremost media brokerage firms in the U.S. broadcast business.
Separately from this business, Larry Patrick owns and operate Legend, comprised of 24 small-market radio stations in Wyoming. Mr. Patrick is also a founder and investor in NRJ TV, which owns full-power TV stations in the Houston, Honolulu, Philadelphia and New York DMAs; two full-power stations in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA; “partial full-power” stations in the Los Angeles and Boston DMAs; and Class As in Philadelphia and L.A.
Information about NRJ TV provided by the NAB, shown in an earlier version of this article, was inaccurate.
Mr. Patrick began his career in broadcasting in the NAB Research Department, where he was promoted to senior vice president. He is a former COO of Gilmore Broadcasting, and chairman of ION Media. He has also served as the licensee or manager of over 100 radio stations and 70 television stations.