Washington - Jan 16, 2013 - The Association of Public Radio Engineers (APRE) is accepting nominations for the Seventh Annual APRE Engineering Achievement Award. It will be presented at the annual NPR Labs/APRE Engineering Dinner in Las Vegas held around the 2013 NAB Show.
Past honorees were Roger Karwoski, assistant manager and director of engineering for KBIA, 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, Pittsburgh; Marty Bloss, former director of technology at NPR; Don Danko, vice president for engineering, Cincinnati Public Radio; John Kean of NPR Labs, part of NPR Distribution's Technology Research Center (TRC); the late Jim McEachern of NPR; and Mike Pappas of KUVO in Denver.
The 2012 honoree was Doug Vernier, CEO of Doug Vernier, Telecommunication Consultants, and president and owner of V-Soft Communications. The 2012 recipient was Mike Starling of NPR Labs.
The honor is to be awarded to a single 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 public radio.
The deadline for nominations is March 4, 2013. Nominate a public radio engineer with the online award nomination form at www.apre.us. Questions about the award process can be directed to Gordon Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.