BLUEFIELD, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – Today WVVA, wished a happy retirement to Vice President and General Manager Frank Brady with a party held at the Fincastle Country Club in Bluefield. Brady has been in broadcast for 47 years, the last 15 of which he spent with WVVA-TV.
During his near two decades with the station, Brady added nine programming hours and four channels. He also saw significant updates to the station, including a large renovation and the introduction of high definition.
In 2013, the West Virginia Broadcaster Association recognized Brady with the Mel Burka Distinguished Broadcaster Award for lifetime achievement.
Brady is both a current board member and former board chair of the West Virginia Broadcasters Association. Under his leadership, WVVA received the designation of Station of the Year from the association five times, as well as various other awards.
A WVVA employee stated that Brady’s official last day with the station was last week. He announced his retirement in February.
Brady was surrounded by staff on Wednesday, who celebrated his leadership and successful career.
WVVA says they will miss Brady but are happy to see him spending his retirement with his family and friends.