Richard Wyckoff, president of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, has announced his retirement effective January 6, 2017. “For 45 years I have had the distinct honor of practicing communications law, while working with and representing broadcasters,” stated Wyckoff.
Wyckoff has served as president of the PAB since 1984 and feels that he has been blessed with a knowing and working with wonderful and creative people. “While in that time, we have all seen tremendous changes in technology and competition within the media, the one constant that always will remain is our desire, as broadcasters, to provide public service free to our listeners and viewers.”
Majoring in radio television and film at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Wyckoff’s broadcast experience includes WBUX-AM in Doylestown, PA WFIL-TV (now WPVI) in Philadelphia and WGN radio and TV in Chicago. In 1971 he graduated from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington and joined the legal staff of the FCC in Washington under the chairmanship of Dick Wiley. In 1974 he went to the legal department of the National Association of Broadcasters and was promoted to their Government Relations Department as a vice president in 1977.