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Philip Joseph Lombardo

broadcasting company executive

Philip Joseph Lombardo, American broadcasting company executive. Recipient Distinguished Service award Freedom Foundation, American Legion, High Point (North Carolina) Youth Council.


Lombardo, Philip Joseph was born on June 13, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Joseph Pete and Josephine (Franco) Lombardo.


Student, University Illinois, 1955. Bachelor in Speech, Journalism and Radio/television, University Missouri, 1958. Postgraduate speech, University Missouri, 1958.

Graduate advanced management program, Harvard University, 1976.


Account executive Station WWCA, Indiana, 1959-1960. Producer-director Station WBBM-television-television, Chicago, 1960-1965. Program manager, acting general manager Station WLWT, Cincinnati, 1965-1967.

Vice president, general manager Station WGHP-television, North Carolina, 1968-1973. President, chief executive officer Corinthian Broadcasting Corporation, New York City, 1973-1982. Chairman, president, chief executive officer Champlain Communications Corporation, 1982-1984.

Managing general partner Citadel Communications Company Ltd., since 1982. Chairman, president, chief executive officer Citadel Communications, Company Ltd., C.C.C. Communications Corporation, Lombardo Communications II, Inc., P.J.L. Investments, Inc., since 1984. Managing general partner, national sales representative United States and Canada television stations Canada Communications Company, Toronto, since 1985.

Managing general partner Coronet Communications Company, New York City, since 1985, Capital Communications Company, Inc., since 1994, Citadel Communications, LLC, since 1995. Board directors The Gabelli Group, The Lynch Corporation, New York City, ABC-television Affiliate Association. Chairman National Association Broadcasters, Broadcasters Foundation American.


Member advisory board Salvation Army. Committee budget, board directors United Fund. Member committee High Point (North Carolina) United Schools.

1st vice chairman Central Carolina chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1968-1973. Board directors High Point Arts Council, 1968-1973. Member Columbus Citizens Foundation, Inc.

Served with Army of the United States, 1959, 62. Member Directors Guild American, International Radio and television Society (board governors). Clubs: Winged Foot Golf, Marco Polo, Board Room, Bronxville Field, Chicago Press, Broadcasters Foundation American (chairman), Rotary, Kiwanis, Siwanoy Country Club, Longboat Key Club.


Married Marilyn Ann Tellefsen, June 22, 1963. Children: Dean, Jeffrey.