Karpowicz Named BMI Board Chair

Paul Karpowicz, president of the Meredith Local Media, was elected chairman of the board of directors of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). He was most recently vice chair of the board. Karpowicz succeeds Susan Davenport Austin, vice chairman of Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation and senior managing director of Brock Capital Group, who was elected presiding director at the meeting. Karpowicz joined the board in 2007.

Newly elected to the board in Nashville were Caroline Beasley, executive VP, chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary of Beasley Broadcast Group, and Bill Hoffman, president of Cox Media Group. Reelected were Michael Fiorile, president and CEO of The Dispatch Printing Company, Catherine L. Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One, and Jerome L. Kersting, former president of Tribune broadcasting.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.