David E. Gale was awarded the Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in Lansing, Mich., March 14.
Gale is a staff engineer at Cornerstone University Radio in Grand Rapids, Mich. While in the military Gale worked at the Armed Forces Radio Network during the Vietnam era. He also is a familiar face to many Michigan station owners as a broadcast engineer.
The Lee Award is presented by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters to salute broadcast engineers “who have exercised their skills and innovations for the advancement of technology.” The winner for television was Michael Winsky, chief engineer, WILX(TV) in Lansing.
Also in Lansing, in coincidence with the GLBC, the MAB presented its Broadcast Excellence Awards 2011 Stations of the Year.
The commercial radio winners were WJR(AM), Detroit, for Market 1; WKZO (AM/FM), Kalamazoo, for Market 2; WLEN(FM), Adrian, for Market 3 and WGHN(FM), Grand Haven, for Market 4.
The public radio winners were WGVU Radio, Grand Rapids for Group 1 and Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor for Group 2.