WASHINGTON -- NAB Radio Board Chair Caroline Beasley has appointed Deon Levingston, vice president and general manager of ICBC Broadcast Holdings, to the NAB Radio Board of Directors. Levingston will represent District 1 (New York and New Jersey) NAB radio members.
Levingston oversees WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM, two nationally renowned New York City stations. Known as the flagship station for the nationally syndicated "Steve Harvey Morning Show," WBLS has been recognized for numerous awards, including the NAB Marconi Award for Urban Station of the Year in 2005 and 2008, and the 2008 Radio & Records' award for Urban AC Major Market (1-15) Station of the Year.
Levingston's broadcasting career and education spans two decades. Prior to joining ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Levingston served as market manager for Radio One's five Indianapolis stations. In 2008, Levingston graduated from the NAB Education Foundation's Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program, a curriculum that teaches senior level broadcast executives the fundamentals of purchasing, owning and successfully operating radio and television stations.
Levingston is currently on the Arbitron Advisory Council and also serves on several boards and committees of area charities and non-profit organizations including Project Enterprise, United Negro College Fund, Harlem YMCA, NY Urban League, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and the New York State Broadcasters.
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