The Independent Broadcasters Association has named 17 radio leaders to its founding board of directors: Deborah Barrera, R Communications; Kristin Cantrell, Seven Mountains Media and Cap City Communications; Darrell Calton, Iliad Media Group; Allen Dick, Dick Broadcasting; Mike Flood, Flood Communications; Kenneth Forte, R&F Communications; Charles Johnson, Northstar Broadcast; Kimberly Martinez, All Pro Broadcasting; Gregory Pretko, Southern Stone Communications; Kelly Radandt, Woodward Radio Group; Tony Renda, Renda Broadcasting; David Stephens, Stephens Media Group; Ron Stone, Adams Radio Group; Tony Richards, Kensington Digital; Cindy Taylor, Ohio Midland Newsgroup; Rebecca White, Salem Media (of Indiana); and Sandra Woodruff, Northwest Indy Radio. Ron Stone, CEO of Adams Radio Group and founder of the IBA, noted in a release that articles of incorporation were filed about a week ago, at which time “we were 96% of our 3000-station goal. Two thousand eight hundred seventy-seven stations had signed up, represented by just under 600 owners/operators.” Stone went on to say that one third of the board members will turn over at the end of every year, starting at the end of 2021. We spoke with Ron to get more information, and he told me that the initial board was selected by him. . .that the board represents both larger groups and small operators (one- or two-market operations). . .and that going forward, expiring board seats will be filled by a vote of the membership. To get more information about the IBA, and to sign up, visit www.radioiba.org.