Joe Bilotta, 69.

I don’t know how many of our readers knew Joe, who worked for Buckley Radio for most of his career, but he was a good friend to me from my days in Hartford, so I want to recognize and remember him. In addition to becoming Buckley’s president/CEO in 2011, he was also chairman of the RAB for a time, and served on the boards of the NAB, the Broadcasters Foundation, and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. Just this year, he was honored as the recipient of the Ward L. Quaal Leadership Award from the Broadcasters Foundation. Joe did a lot for our industry and will be missed.