Meet Tom Jones, the 2018 recipient of NAB’s Radio Engineering Achievement Award. Also, read a Q&A with Beasley Charlotte Digital Sales Manager Jenna Land, who advocates for visual radio. Dan Slentz shares his memories from the 1981 NAB Show and his excitement for the 2018 edition of the convention. Plus, read a review of an autobiography of the “Father of Beautiful Music.” And Thelma LeBrecht shares memories of her late husband, engineer Don LeBrecht, who recently passed away.
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This year, the National Association of Broadcasters has awarded its Radio Engineering Achievement Award to Carl T. “Tom” Jones Jr., the president of Carl T. Jones Corp. He has been a consulting engineer for nearly 40 years. Over that time, Jones has managed hundreds of complex broadcast engineering projects, served on industry and government advisory committees, and been heavily involved in the AM revitalization effort.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
- The Father of Beautiful Music Tells His Story
- Audio Processing Buyer’s Guide
- LeBrecht Was a Radio Pioneer, Trailblazer and Husband