Bobby Caldwell has been named to the NAB Radio Board.

Caldwell is owner and CEO of East Arkansas Broadcasters. He fills a seat previously held by his son Bradford Caldwell, who recently joined NAB as vice president of member experience.

Bobby Caldwell
Bobby Caldwell (photo via NAB)

The Arkansas company owns 52 radio signals throughout the state, plus the Red Wolves/EAB Radio Network and the EAB Ag Network.

“After spending time in various radio roles and graduating with a Radio–TV degree from Arkansas State University in 1970, Caldwell became vice president and general manager of East Arkansas Broadcasters in 1973,” NAB wrote in its announcement.

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He is a past president of the Arkansas Broadcasters Association and former board chairman of NAB’s Small–Medium Market Radio Committee.

Son Bradford Caldwell, a third-generation broadcaster, was hired as NAB’s VP of member experience in January, reporting to Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs April Carty-Sipp. He had been CFO of the radio group and also is a past chairman of the Arkansas Broadcasters Association.

Bobby Caldwell was appointed by Radio Board Chair Bill Wilson. His seat will be up for election in June 2023.

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