Nominate a Public Radio Engineer for Achievement Award

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The Association of Professional Radio Engineers is accepting nominations for the Fourth Annual APRE Engineering Achievement Award.

The tribute will be presented at the annual NPR Labs/APRE Engineering Dinner in Las Vegas.

The honor is to be awarded to an individual for "outstanding contributions" to the art and/or science of radio engineering that have made a "significant impact on, or improvement in" the state of the public radio industry.

The deadline for nominations is March 1. The APRE will be held April 8 and 9 at the MGM Grand, preceding the NAB, which begins on April 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Last year's honorees were Don Danko, vice president for engineering, Cincinnati Public Radio, and John Kean of NPR Labs, part of NPR Distribution's Technology Research Center.

Past honorees were Roger Karwoski, assistant manager and director of engineering for KBIA(FM), Columbia, Mo., Donald Creighton, vice president of technology for Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media, Richard Cassidy, director of IT and new media for WAMU(FM), Washington, the late Wayne Hetrich, one of NPR's 30 original employees, Chuck Leavens, director of engineering and information technology management for WDUQ(FM), Pittsburgh, and Marty Bloss, former director of technology at NPR.

To suggest your favorite public radio engineer use the award nomination form. Direct questions about the award process to Gordon Carter at: