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Pappas, McEachern Honored by APRE

Engineering achievement, meritorious service noted

If you see KUVO(FM), Denver CE Mike Pappas in the hallways here in Las Vegas, congratulate him, because he’s the 2010 recipient of the engineering achievement award from the Association of Public Radio Engineers.

An applications, mixing, radio and recording engineer, Pappas is being honored for his body of work, including experience recording live concerts in 5.1 surround sound. Mike’s boss, COO & PD Carlos Lando nominated him, telling the awards committee that Mike “can make things happen.”

Pappas also serves as the senior applications engineer for Sennheiser Electric Corporation and has been at KUVO since 1994.

Former NPR engineer Jim McEachern was posthumously granted the meritorious service award. McEachern died March 3 at age 71. He started at NPR in 1971 as a master control operator and was the principal technical leader for the Public Radio Satellite System for its first two decades.

Jim retired from the Distribution Division in 2004. His wife Mary, plus daughters Molly and Beth and son Terry, were at the APRE engineering dinner at the conclusion of this week’s Public Radio Engineering Conference to receive the award.