NYSBA Picks Pittman As ‘Broadcaster Of The Year’


NEW YORK — The board of directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association has a big heart for iHeartMedia‘s Chairman/CEO.

That’s because it has selected Bob Pittman as its Broadcaster of the Year.

Pittman will be honored by NYSBA at the New York Broadcast Leadership and Hall of Fame Luncheon, which is planned for Oct. 19, 2017, at the Javits Center.

“Bob Pittman is a true industry leader and perhaps the most creative, visionary and dynamic executive in broadcasting,” said NYSBA President David Donovan. “His views not only shape the radio industry, but the future of all media in this country. We are deeply honored to recognize him as the New York Broadcaster of the Year.”

Pittman is widely known as the co-founder and programmer who led the team that created MTV, serving as CEO of MTV Networks. He’s also led Aol Networks, and has a resumé that includes a stint as the head of programming for WNBC-AM 660 in New York (now WFAN).

Those wishing to attend the New York Broadcast Leadership and Hall of Fame Luncheon may visit https://www.nabshowny.com/register-plan/registration-packages for more information.