On March 3, 2018, The Flyer Group published “National Advocacy Award presented to president and CEO of WFYI.”
The article explains that on Wednesday, February 28, at the America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) 2018 Public Media Summit in Washington, D.C., the National Advocacy Award was presented to Lloyd Wright, President and CEO of WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award recognizes an individual whose exceptional efforts have generated significant public and legislative support for public broadcasting.
“Lloyd has been one of public media’s most effective and respected leaders for many years, and he never stops leading,” said Pat Butler, President and CEO of APTS. “Lloyd’s work at WFYI has made believers of generations of lawmakers in Indiana, and has demonstrated remarkable resourcefulness and ingenuity in engaging the public in that work.” In his thanks, Wright recognized and accepted the award “on behalf of the WFYI Public Media staff and my Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) colleagues.”
After four decades in public media, Wright has earned his place in its history. According to The Flyer Group, under Wright’s leadership, WFYI’s annual operating budget has grown from “$2.5 million in 1988 to more than $11 million today.” Empowered by a relocation to their new facility on “Broadcast Row” in downtown Indianapolis, WFYI Public Media has flourished as a “multi-media content provider with its three distinct public television services, two HD public radio channels, interactive website and a growing array of social media assets.” Wright has served multiple terms on numerous public media boards on both national and local levels, and has been honored with several prestigious awards including his induction into the Indiana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
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