Clear Channel Radio named the winners of its annual “Engineer of the Year” awards.
Senior vice presidents of engineering from the western, central and eastern regions each recognized an engineer for outstanding contributions over the past year.
This year’s award recipients are Josh Hadden, director of engineering and IT, Clear Channel New York; Jeff Bennett, director of engineering, Clear Channel Dayton; and John Paoli, AM chief engineer, Clear Channel Los Angeles.
Senior Vice President of Engineering Randy Mullinax recognized Hadden, a multi-year winner, for his work in constructing a new office and studio complex that consolidated the operations of the NYC radio stations.
Senior Vice President Dan Mettler presented the award to Bennett for his leadership and technical direction for the Dayton cluster, including testing and refining monitoring and control software to be deployed throughout the radio group.
Selected by Senior Vice President Tim Cox, Paoli rebuilt the KFI tower that was destroyed by an airplane in 2004. He managed reconstruction logistics, including legal and regulatory requirements.
The “Engineer of the Year” awards will be presented during a luncheon at the local market where each winner lives and works so they can be recognized among colleagues.