Attorney honored with media law colloquium at UNC

Posted October 28, 2009 10:04 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh attorney Wade Hargrove was honored Wednesday evening at the Carolina Inn with a surprise ceremony announcing the establishment of an annual media law colloquium in his honor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

More than $200,000 for the Wade H. Hargrove Communications Law and Policy Colloquium was raised by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB), the North Carolina Cable Telecommunications Association (NCCTA), the Hearst Corporation and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Foundation of North Carolina.

Hargrove, a partner with Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, has been NCAB executive director and general counsel for more than 39 years, NCCTA general counsel for 30 years, and Hearst communications regulatory counsel for 20 years.

He has supported the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the UNC School of Law as an adviser, volunteer and donor.