After 45 years in broadcasting and 10 years as its leader, the President of the Missouri Broadcasters Association has announced he’s retiring. However, that will not happen for nearly one year.
Mark Gordon informed the MBA Board of Directors on Wednesday (9/22) of his intention to retire on June 30, 2023.
In making the announcement, Gordon said, “I am very proud of our accomplishments over the past 10 years, it is now time to hand off to a new generation of leadership.”
Under his leadership, the Missouri Broadcasters Association won a “major” lawsuit against the state of Missouri, which the MBA says brought direct advertising revenue to broadcasters. Recently, the MBA negotiated protection for radio stations ability to video stream away games for high school sports.
Further, The Radio Talent Institute was launched by the MBA in Missouri, one of only nine in the country. Guiding the association through the uncertainty of the pandemic, Gordon is happy to be leaving the organization in strong financial shape.
Gordon continued, “None of this is done by one person. We have an amazing staff, a great Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, great legal counsel, great lobbyists and an engaged membership. I look forward to helping the Board any way I can, to find the next leader of the Missouri Broadcasters Association.”
During his time at the MBA, Gordon also served on the executive committee of the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations, serving as President in 2020.
Before joining the MBA, Gordon was Vice President/General Manager of KOZL-TV and KOLR-TV in Springfield, Mo.
The MBA is a trade association that will celebrate its 75th year in existence in 2023. It serves over 350 over-the-air radio and television member stations in Missouri.