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Community Radio Honors Crigler

NFCB salutes him with its Bader Award

Communications lawyer John Crigler of Garvey Schubert Barer has been honored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.

NFCB awarded Crigler the Bader Award during the community group’s convention, held in Oregon this year. The board recognized Crigler for his “extraordinary dedication and service to the NFCB and to all community radio, and for his unstinting advocacy on behalf of community radio before the FCC and other regulatory agencies,” according to the announcement.

The Bader Award is given to individuals or groups for a single innovation or a lifetime of contributions to community radio. It’s named after Michael Bader, a partner in the Washington law firm of Haley Bader & Potts, which later affiliated with Garvey Schubert Barer. He died in 2001.

Crigler is the author of the NFCB’s “Public Radio Legal Handbook” and contributes to other NFCB publications, including “The NFCB Guide to Underwriting”; his articles have appeared in Radio World as well.

He is a principal advisor to the NFCB on legal panels at the Community Radio Conference, and legal and regulatory issues facing NFCB member stations.