Seen here congratulating Frances Preston on receiving the Golden Mike Award are BMI's Del Bryant, Broadcasters' Foundation Chairman Phil Lombardo, Broadcasters' Foundation President Gordon Hastings, BMI board member Jim Yager, BMI artist Michael Bolton, Preston, BMI ICON Isaac Hayes, NAB President Eddie Fritts, BMI's John Shaker, and BMI Board Chairman Ken Elkins
Guest presenters included BMI ICON Isaac Hayes, music executive Clive Davis, NAB President Eddie Fritts, BMI board member and Barrington Broadcasting CEO Jim Yager, and BMI artist Michael Bolton, who gave stirring performances of "Georgia On My Mind" and "When A Man Loves A Woman" in Preston's honor.
BMI's Frances Preston (center) accepts the Golden Mike Award from Broadcasters' Foundation Chairman Phil Lombardo and Foundation President Gordon Hastings
For nearly 60 years, the nonprofit Broadcasters' Foundation has been a safety net in times of personal or family crisis for radio and television professionals across the country. The Foundation provides anonymous financial grants to those who, through no fault of their own, are in acute need due to critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, an accident or other serious misfortune. It is the only organization doing this work in the broadcasting industry.
BMI's Frances Preston (center) gets lots of love from presenters Michael Bolton and Isaac Hayes
Michael Bolton performs at the Golden Mike Awards
Photos: Wendy Moger-Bross