Although his companies had no stations in Michigan, the MAB is passing along the news that former Bonneville and Hubbard President Bruce Reese has passed away.
Reese joined Bonneville International as general counsel in 1984 and served as president from 1996-2010. Under Reese’s leadership Bonneville stations won more than 40 NAB Crystal and Marconi awards. In 2010, Reese took the President/CEO role at Hubbard Radio. He held the spot until 2014, when he became an advisor to the company.
In an announcement sent Thursday morning to company employees, President Darrell K. Brown said, “We are grateful for Bruce’s service to Bonneville and his commitment to community.”
NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith released a statement, saying, “Bruce’s accomplishments in broadcasting — former NAB Joint Board Chair, former National Radio Award Winner and chair of the NAB Education Foundation — were surpassed only by his commitment to charity and community service. Broadcasting is a better business and the world was a better place because of my friend Bruce Reese.”
Reese is survived by his wife Lu Ann, their seven children, four daughters-in-law, two sons-in law, and 12 grandchildren.