The Association of Public Radio Engineers presented Don Danko its National Engineering Achievement Award.
“During his tenure with Cincinnati Public Radio, Danko has led the way for HD Radio technology, making WGUC the first public radio station in Ohio to implement it,” the organization stated in making the announcement at its recent meeting in Las Vegas. “He has also worked on cutting edge surround sound technology for the recording and broadcasting of classical music performances, and in 2006, WGUC received recognition as the nation’s first surround sound station.” (Read a 2005 RW story on the topic of surround at WGUC.)
Danko is the vice president of engineering for CPR, which includes analog and HD Radio signals of classical music on WGUC and news and information on WVXU and WMUB. In addition, each station streams various multicast HD Radio signals including jazz on WGUC’s HD2 and WMUB’s HD2, simulcast of alternative rock Internet station woxy.com on WVXU HD2 and BBC News on WMUB HD3.