Media Preservation Foundation
Media Preservation Foundation (MPF) is a Delaware non-profit corporation organized in
1995. MPF has been headquartered in the Springfield, MA area since its
Funded solely by donations and underwriting, MPF’s underlying mission is to
preserve archival materials (recorded and printed) from local radio broadcast
stations throughout the country with an emphasis on historic radio station ID jingles
and station imaging. This history is now even more important than ever as we
surpass the 100th anniversary of broadcast radio.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
TRACY E. CARMAN, Executive Director & Trustee
Tracy is one of the founders of MPF and has served as its Executive Director and a Trustee since it's
inception. Tracy has "hung around" radio stations since he was seven, and worked in the industry
on-and-off since he was legally able to do so.
Tracy's expertise is related to media archives, particularly ID jingles from the fifties through the eighties.
He's also an expert on transferring old media from long forgotten formats into the digital domain.
PETER N. KANZE, Trustee
Peter has been involved since the inception of the Foundation and is an all-around expert in
all-things-media. To list all of Peter's accomplishments would take pages and pages, so some highlights
Published author: Airwaves of New York, Sweet Talkin' Guys (video documentary on the history of New
York Radio) and several others.
Co-Producer: WABC's Annual Rewound Special... an annual onair special aired on WABC featuring
historic airchecks of the radio station as aired back in the day.
CHARLES B. HERLIHY, Trustee
Chuck has been involved since the inception of the Foundation, lending his expertise as a broadcast
engineer for the last four plus decades to the Foundation. He has been a regional engineer for a nationwide
broadcast conglomerate in addition to holding every position from radio station General Manager to On-Air
Personality (Disk Jockey).
CHRISTOPHER S. TRACY, Trustee
Chris is the most recent Trustee of the Foundation, but no stranger to the broadcast industry. While his
current focus is on Broadcast Engineering, Chris also held positions as an On-Air Personality (Disk Jockey)
before making the switch to broadcast management, having worked for several nationwide broadcast