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January 5, 2024

NAB Statement on the Passing of Phillip J. Lombardo

Washington, D.C. – In response to the passing of Phillip J. Lombardo, founder of Citadel Communications, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:

"Phil Lombardo was a pioneer in the broadcasting industry; his contributions were immense and his influence widespread. His passion for broadcasting set a standard that will continue to inspire generations to come.

“Phil's leadership extended beyond his business achievements. His service as NAB joint board chair helped shape the future of our association and left an indelible mark on our industry. But his legacy will certainly be his work to help broadcasters in their times of greatest need, through the Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFOA). I had the privilege of serving with him on the BFOA board and witnessing firsthand his unwavering dedication to the men and women of the broadcast industry, giving back to those who have given so much to our communities across the country.

“We extend our deepest condolences to Phil's family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. His legacy will live on, and he will be deeply missed."

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