President and CEO
Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation
Steve Newberry is president and CEO of Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation, a multi-station radio broadcast group with stations throughout Kentucky. He began his broadcast career at the age of 14 and entered ownership at the age of 21.
Active in community and industry affairs, Steve has held a number of positions in the industry. He has served as chairman of NAB's Radio Board of Directors and as president of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association.
Steve has served as state chairman of NAB's Legislative Liaison Committee and chair of the Small Market Definition Task Force. He was the founding chair of the Small Market Operators Caucus and was a 1999 recipient of the prestigious Kentucky Mike Award from the Kentucky Broadcasters Association. He is a frequent presenter at NAB and state broadcast association conventions.
Steve has been active in public broadcasting, having served for six years as a member of the national board of trustees of America's Public Television Stations and five years as chairman of the Authority for Kentucky Educational Television.
In addition, Steve is involved in his community, having served as executive director of the Glasgow-Barren County Industrial Development Economic Authority and now as its chairman. He has served his community as a member of the boards of BB&T, the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce, the Horse Cave Theatre, the Glasgow-Barren County Family YMCA and Glasgow-Barren County Junior Achievement. He previously served as president of the Glasgow Rotary Club and twice as chair of the local United Way campaign.
Steve received his B.A. degree in telecommunications in 1984 from the University of Kentucky. He resides in Hiseville, Ky., with his wife, Vickie, and their son, Walker. They are active members of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).