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- Harry Barfield Scholarship Application Now Available
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- 2016 EAS Schedule
- Henry Lackey Named KBA President/CEO
The Board of Directors of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association
have named Henry Lackey as the new KBA President/CEO. Henry becomes only the
fourth leader of the KBA in the past seventy-five years, succeeding Gary White
who retired this fall.
Henry is no stranger to radio in Kentucky. His family was among
Kentucky's earliest pioneers in broadcasting. His father and two uncles founded
radio stations in Paducah (1930), Hopkinsville (1940), and Henderson (1941) and
were instrumental as founding fathers of the KBA in the early 1940's. Henry is
a former board member and Chairman of the KBA and is also a recipient of the
Kentucky Mic Award, KBA's highest honor.
Henry begin working in radio when he was eight years-old. From
engineering to sales to play-by-play, Henry has literally done every job inside
a radio station. After earning his B.A. in Telecommunications from the
University of Kentucky and his M.A. in Broadcast Management from Michigan State
University, Henry worked briefly in television in Lexington, Dayton, and
Louisville before returning to manage the family stations, WSON-AM/FM, in
Henderson. He sold his FM in 1985, and continued to build WSON-AM into one of
Kentucky's most successful community radio stations before selling it in 2010.
In addition to his many accomplishments in broadcasting, Henry has
a distinguished record of public service. He has served his hometown as both a
city commissioner and Mayor of Henderson. Henry also represented the folks back
home by serving eight years in the Kentucky State Senate. Most recently, Henry
served as Deputy Commissioner of Aviation for Kentucky under Gov. Steve
Henry is an aviation enthusiast. He has held a private pilot's
license for 39 years and is instrument certified having logged more than 7,500
hours of flight time. He keeps his plane hangered in Frankfort.
Henry had this to say: "I'm thrilled and honored to earn this
appointment as President/CEO of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association. I've
always been full of energy and excitement for the radio and television
industry. During the more than 20 years I served on the KBA Board of Directors,
I've had the honor of seeing great growth of many fine member service programs.
My pledge is to give you the best of my talents and abilities and to continue
to grow our association."
KBA Past-Chairman Chris Winkle offered this:
"Henry's unmatched passion and decades of experience, from
both a broadcasting and political background, are precisely what the
Association needs during this time of transition and new leadership."
KBA Chairman Chris Aldridge, who chaired the KBA
President/CEO search committee offered this observation: "While we had
some excellent candidates to consider for our President/CEO position, Henry is
clearly the right choice at the right time. I look forward to working with
Henry as we move the KBA forward in 2016".
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