Happy Birthday Dick Chapin
Chapin, who will turn 90 on Wednesday, is celebraing his 60th anniversary in the radio business. Chapin joined KFOR in Lincoln, NE in 1953. Chapin ran the Stuart family’s group of Midwestern stations for decades, until they sold out in the early 1980s. There he developed some of the people who have left big marks in our country’s radio landscape, including former RAB President Gary Fries.
While running the Stuart group Chapin became the first person to be serve as both Joint Board Chairman of the NAB and Chairman of the RAB. In 2001, Chapin received the American Broadcast Pioneer Award from the Broadcasters Foundation. Since the early 1980s he’s been an active broker. Chapin's good friend Dean Sorenson tells Radio Ink, Chapin still goes into the office 6 days a week, "and to the radio stations in nearby Fremont to share his ideas, wisdom and hopes for bigger and better local radio service."
Will Chapin a happy birthday and a happy anniversary at email@example.com
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