Ed Christian, Cousin Brucie and Stanley Hubbard are among the broadcast biggies who will be honored as Broadcast Pioneers during NAB this year.
The new name of the honor is the Ward L. Quaal Pioneer Awards; they’ll be presented by the Broadcasters Foundation of America at a breakfast on Wednesday, April 16 at The Bellagio in Vegas. Quaal himself is expected to be present and will be honored with a tribute.
The recipients are Chairman/CEO of Midcontinent Media Larry Bentson; Chairman, President and CEO of Saga Communications Edward K. Christian; President/CEO of Bob Fuller Broadcasting, Robert “Doc” Fuller; Chairman, President and CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting Stanley S. Hubbard, radio personality Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow; and President/CEO of QNI Broadcast Group Thomas Oakley.
There is no charge to attend the gathering, underwritten by the National Association of Media Brokers, the Television Bureau of Advertising, RAB and NAB. Reservations are necessary; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.