Conclave Opens Rockwell Award Voting To The Industry
February 29, 2016 at 4:03 AM (PT)
Since 1989, THE CONCLAVE has presented THE ROCKWELL AWARD -- an annual lifetime achievement award – to an individual of unquestioned accomplishment in the radio industry. And once again THE CONCLAVE is putting the voting for the individual to receive this honor in the hands of the industry. THE ROCKWELL AWARD honors those who have contributed to the industry as an inspirational leader and a person of great accomplishment. The recipient has made lasting and significant contributions within radio, and also to the public radio serves.
CONCLAVE Board Chair LORI LEWIS said, "CONCLAVE honors those who have contributed to the industry as an inspirational leader, and a person that has made lasting and significant contributions within radio. CONCLAVE is a celebration of radio, so everyone should have a voice and take part in this prestigious award."
The five individual nominated this year come from different aspects of the industry:
- DUKE WRIGHT, Pres./CEO MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS
- JOHN GEHRON, COO ACCURADIO
- BEVERLEE BRANNIGAN, VP/Programming E.W. SCRIPPS
- MIKE KENNEDY, STEEL CITY RADIO/KANSAS CITY
- JOE SCHWARTZ, Former Pres./CEO CHERRY CREEK RADIO
Individuals who want to vote for a ROCKWELL AWARD nominee may do so at THE CONCLAVE website. One vote per person. Voting ends at 11:59p on THURSDAY, MARCH 31st.
Prior recipients of the ROCKWELL AWARD include: ALL ACCESS President/Publisher JOEL DENVER (2003), Former CBS RADIO Pres./CEO DAN MASON (2011), JACOBS MEDIA Pres. FRED JACOBS (2012), ALBRIGHT, O’MALLEY & BRENNER Pres. JAYE ALBRIGHT and CONCLAVE Exec. Dir. Emeritus TOM KAY (2013), HUBBARD CEO GINNY MORRIS (2014), and NRG CEO MARY QUASS along with Founder VALLIE, RICHARDS, DONOVAN CONSULTING and THE NATIONAL TALENT SYSTEM, DAN VALLIE (2015).
This year’s ROCKWELL AWARD will be presented during THE CONCLAVE’s 41st anniversary celebration on JULY 14th and 15th at THE CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL in MINNEAPOLIS.