Jerry Lee is adding another notable industry honor to his already crowded award shelf.
The independent owner of WBEB(FM) in Philadelphia will receive the NAB National Radio Award during the Radio Luncheon at the NAB Radio Show in Charlotte, N.C.
Lee was head of the Research Committee for the Radio Advertising Effectiveness Lab. He also is the founder of the Broadcast Industry Council to Improve American Productivity and received two Private Sector Initiative Awards from President Reagan and the first President Bush.
In 2004, Lee was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. He founded the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and was appointed by the current President Bush to the national board for Education Sciences in 2004.
“Jerry is proof-positive that stand-alone operators can still succeed in radio, even in the largest markets,” said NAB President/CEO David K. Rehr.
Previous award recipients include David Kennedy, Lowry Mays, Erica Farber and Jeff Smulyan.