WASHINGTON — Charles Warfield, president and chief operating officer of ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc., will receive the National Radio Award during the Radio Show Luncheon held Friday, October 1. The luncheon will take place during the 2010 Radio Show, held September 29 – October 1 in Washington, DC.
“NAB is proud to honor Charles Warfield as this year’s recipient of the National Radio Award,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “His entire career has been devoted to bettering the business that he loves and the communities that ICBC radio stations serve. Charles has been an exemplary leader and role model, and his dedication to ICBC, NAB, and the entire Radio profession make him an ideal choice for this noteworthy award.”
Warfield has worked in Radio for over 32 years, managing some of America’s most successful stations, and serving as President and COO of ICBC since July 2000.
Early in his career, Warfield spent 12 years at Inner City as vice president and general manager of WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM, where he was instrumental in the acquisition of five radio stations. Following that, Warfield became Summit Broadcasting Corporation’s vice president and general manager of WRKS-FM, New York, one of the most popular radio stations in America.
In July 1997, Charles was appointed vice president and general manager of WDAS-AM/FM, Philadelphia. He was appointed senior vice president of urban regional operations for Chancellor Media Corporation in March 1998. Seven months later, he was promoted to senior vice president of regional operations with responsibility for Chancellor’s 30 stations in Chicago, Cleveland , Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami and Puerto Rico.
Warfield , the current NAB Radio Board chairman, also serves on the Radio Advertising Bureau Executive Committee. His community involvement includes the American Red Cross, The Urban League, The Salvation Army, United Negro College Fund, The Partnership for a Drug Free Greater New York, and The Harlem YMCA. Warfield holds a B.S. in accounting from Hampton University, where he graduated with honors.
Each year the National Radio Award honors an individual who is an outstand ing leader in the radio industry. Previous National Radio Award recipients include Ed Christian, Bruce Reese, Jerry Lee, David Kennedy, John Dille, Lowry Mays, Jeff Smulyan, Bill Stakelin, and Erica Farber, among others.