Frazer Chosen National Farm Broadcasters Vice President


Published on November 14 2017 10:54 am
Last Updated on November 14 2017 10:54 am

(Farm broadcasting peers from around the country elected Rita Frazer, left, director of the Illinois-based RFD Radio Network, vice president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. Max Armstrong, the outgoing NAFB president and broadcaster with "This Week in AgriBusiness" and WGN-AM, congratulated Frazer last week at the organization's annual convention in Kansas City, Mo.)

Farm broadcasters from across the country elected Rita Frazer, director of the RFD Radio Network (RFDRN), as national vice president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) at the organization’s annual convention last week.

Frazer, a Jersey County native, said the election fulfilled a career-long goal.

“Since I joined NAFB in 1990, it’s always been in the back of my head that I would hope to one day to win an election and have the opportunity to serve this organization,” she said. “It’s an honor to serve this group.”

Frazer spent 22 years at WSMI in Litchfield before joining RFDRN in 2011.

A 25-year veteran farm broadcaster, she said she still enjoys talking to farmers about their passion for what they do.

“We’re needed in the country as farm broadcasters as much today as we were in 1950 and as much as we’ll be in 2050,” she said.

NAFB members elected Tom Cassidy, of Ag Radio Network, covering Delaware, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania, as president. Lorrie Boyer, of Colorado-based KSIR Radio, became president-elect.

Listen to Rita Frazer weekday mornings at 5:36am on "RFD Illinois" on KJ Country 102.3.