Radio and television engineer Joe Tymecki will receive the Snyder-Teffner Award at the Vermont Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame Banquet. The event will be held Dec. 5 at the Hilton in Burlington, Vt.
Tymecki currently serves as chief technology officer and director of engineering for Vermont Public Radio.
He previously served as chief engineer for Sison Broadcasting and WCAX(TV), and as engineering supervisor and CTO for Vermont PBS. Outside of Vermont, Tymecki served as engineering manager for TBS and Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta and as director of engineering design and integration for The Weather Channel.
His career has also included on-air radio work at WWPV(FM), Colchester, Vt., WVTC(FM), Randolph Center, Vt., WCFR(AM/FM), Springfield, Vt., WVMT(AM) Burlington and WXXX(FM), Colchester, where he also hosted the morning show for eight months.
Tymecki’s community involvement includes volunteer work as the Technical Committee chair of the Mount Mansfield Colocation Corp., member of both the Vermont Department of Public Safety’s AMBER Alert and EAS committees and is the former national chairman of the PBS Enterprise Technology Advisory Committee.
The award is jointly named for Hall Communications Engineer and VAB Treasurer Dennis Snyder and the late WCAX(TV) engineer and VAB President Ted Teffner, The organization says the honor recognizes “those who have demonstrated a career of excellence behind the scenes.”
“It’s hard to think of someone more deserving of this award than Joe Tymecki,” said VAB Executive Director Jim Condon. “He is a true public servant who has dedicated countless hours helping broadcasters be prepared for emergency situations and helping to improve the AMBER Alert program.”