NRG Media Chairman and CEO Mary Quass will receive the National Radio Award at the Radio Show, Sept. 25.
NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith said, “We are pleased to honor Mary Quass for her many achievements and impact on radio. … She is a true catalyst in our industry who exemplifies the meaning of the National Radio Award through her leadership, integrity and success.”
Quass started in radio in 1977 as an account executive. She became a station owner in 1998, forming Quass Broadcasting Co.
Over the decades she has been named Broadcaster of the Year from the Iowa Broadcasters Association in 1994 and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2014, she was honored by the Broadcasters Foundation of America with the Ward L. Quaal Leadership Award for her contributions to the broadcasting industry and community at large.
Quass has also received The Mentoring and Inspiring Women Radio Group Frances Preston Trailblazer Award for her leadership and success in the media industry.
The 2019 Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Advertising Bureau, will be held September 24–26 in Dallas.