Duke Wright To Be Honored With The Conclave Rockwell Award For 2016
April 6, 2016 at 4:08 AM (PT)
THE CONCLAVE LEARNING CONFERENCE will present its 2016 ROCKWELL AWARD to MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS Pres./CEO DUKE WRIGHT. 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.
In making TODAY’s announcement, CONCLAVE Board of Directors Chair LORI LEWIS commented, "The ROCKWELL AWARD honors individuals who have contributed to the industry as a leader and to the public radio serves. DUKE WRIGHT is the heart of radio and my hope is that everyone will show up, just to say, "Well done, DUKE."
WRIGHT said, "It is indeed an honor to be selected to join the terrific group of broadcasting industry leaders who have received the prestigious ROCKWELL AWARD."
DUKE WRIGHT started his radio career in 1958 as a teenage disk jockey at his family-owned station, WRIG-A/WAUSAU, WI. From those beginnings, WRIGHT’s broadcasting career would span well over 50 years and still going. WRIGHT’s MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS is a family-owned media company with 72 radio properties located in the states of WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, INDIANA, ILLINOIS, and TENNESSEE.
Since 1989, THE CONCLAVE has presented THE ROCKWELL AWARD – an annual lifetime achievement award – to an individual of unquestioned accomplishment in the radio 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.
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).
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