Spears, Parenti Now LABF Board Members


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The President and Publisher of Streamline Publishing’s Radio Ink and Radio + Television Business Report and the VP of Licensing and Industry Relations at BMI have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF).

Taking the seats, respectively, are Deborah Parenti and Dan Spears.

The announcement came from co-chairs Jack Goodman, former NAB general counsel and longtime DC-based communications attorney, and Heidi Raphael, Beasley Media Group Chief Communications Officer.  “The LABF Board, and the broadcast industry as a whole, is indebted to Ginny Morris for her service to the Library and its mission of preserving the legacy of broadcasting and archiving its history,” said co-chairs Heidi Raphael and Jack Goodman.

Goodman replaced Hubbard Radio chief executive officer Ginny Morris as co-chair of the LABF in mid-2021. Morris, who will remain on the LABF Board, had served as sole chair of the LABF Board of Directors for the past eight years.

The LABF also announced that board members Chandra Clark, Ginny Morris, Harry Jessell, Heather Birks, John Taylor, Joyce Tudryn, Larry Patrick, Richard Liebner, Michael Carter, Wally Podrazik and Dennis Wharton were elected to new three-year terms.

Executive Committee members elected to additional two-year terms were co-chair Heidi Raphael, Jim Morley, Joyce Tudryn, Marci Burdick, Harry Jessell and David Kennedy.

Kathleen Kirby, a partner at Wiley, has agreed to serve as LABF’s counsel.

The LABF serves the philanthropic arm of the Library of American Broadcasting, a collection of broadcast history, policy and tradition, including historical documents, professional papers, oral and video histories, books, scripts and photographs preserved at the University of Maryland in College Park, a suburb of Washington. In addition, the LABF, in conjunction with the International Radio & Television Society (IRTS), presents the Annual Giants of Broadcasting Event, which pays tribute to trailblazers in the radio and television industry.