As previously reported, the family of Rick Buckley had suggested donating to the Broadcasters Foundation of America as a way to honor his memory. Now the Foundation has established a Rick Buckley Memorial Fund.
Buckley, who had been President and CEO of Buckley Broadcasting, was a longtime member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and served as its Treasurer. The Rick Buckley Memorial Fund will benefit the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation to provide aid to broadcasters in dire need.
“Rick was a highly respected community leader, broadcaster, and a dear friend,” noted Phil Lombardo, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation. “Rick believed strongly in the concept of ‘giving back’ to fellow broadcasters in their time of need. His commitment to the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation will live on with this memorial fund which honors his name.”
In addition to running Buckley Broadcasting, which includes WOR Radio in New York, Buckley was a past Chairman of the Board of the Radio Advertising Bureau and a past Chair of the Southern California Broadcaster’s Association. A member of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, The University of Miami, Buckley was instrumental in establishing the Richard D. Buckley Audio Lab at the University Of Miami School Of Communication. “Buck,” as he was called by friends, was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame this past June at its annual meeting.