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Leonard Wheeler Joins NAB Radio Board


Leonard Wheeler, president and general manager of Mel Wheeler, Inc., has been appointed to the NAB Radio Board of Directors by Radio Board Chairman Randy Gravley in accordance with NAB by-laws, effective immediately. Wheeler assumes the board seat previously occupied by Jim Watkins, prior to his retirement from WHUR-FM.

Wheeler began his career in radio sales in 1979. He later joined his two brothers and father in developing Mel Wheeler, Incorporated, a family broadcast business. Wheeler moved to Roanoke, Virginia in 1992 to take over as manager of WSLQ-FM and WSLC-AM. Since 1996, he has led the company through the successful acquisition and development of six FM stations in the Roanoke/Lynchburg/New River Valley markets, an additional AM signal and two stations operating via HD-2/Translators.

Wheeler is currently president of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters and serves on the board of the Foundation for Roanoke Valley, Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge organization (the Convention and Visitors Bureau Organization), and the Roanoke-Blacksburg Business Council.

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