The WSB Radio and the Innovator awards will be presented during dinner. Caroline Beasley will also announce her sponsorship of the Radio Talent Institute.
Beasley is the chairman of the board of the National Association of Broadcasters and was “The Broadcaster of the Year” as designated by Radio INK. She has been designated one of the most power people in radio three times and one of the most influential women in radio every year since the award was created in 2013.
The banquet follows a day of education and networking at the University of Georgia campus between students and professionals in the broadcasting industry. During a special lunch presentation, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame award will be presented.
Beasley was appointed CEO of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., Jan. 1, 2017, after previously serving as interim CEO from March-December 2016. Prior to that, she was executive vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary beginning in 1994. She has served as a director of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. since she joined the company in 1983. Over her tenure Beasley was employed in various positions, including business manager, assistant controller and corporate controller.
She currently serves as the Joint Board Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Board of Directors and is a past chairman of the NAB Radio Board. In addition, Beasley is a member of the BMI Board of Directors and the Broadcasters Foundation of America Board of Directors.
In 2017, she was honored by Radio Ink magazine as “Radio Executive of the Year.” Beasley was named one of the “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017. In addition, she has been recognized in the magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Radio” listing on an annual basis since 2003.
Beasley received the 2016 “Distinguished Service Award” from the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters and was the 2012 recipient of the “Frances Preston Trailblazer Award” from the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW), a national organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women to senior positions in the radio industry.
She is a member of the Board of Visitors at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree.