NAB Statement on Passing of George Beasley

June 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. — In response to the passing of Beasley Media Group Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board George Beasley at age 89, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

“NAB is deeply saddened by the passing of George Beasley. George was a pioneer in broadcasting and a giant in his field, building Beasley into one of the premier radio station groups over the course of 60 years and serving the radio industry with distinction. We join with the entire broadcasting community in mourning our friend, and extend our thoughts and prayers to the Beasley family on their loss.”

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