Tom Kay Receives Minnesota Broadcasting Hall Of Fame Distinguished Service Award
October 18, 2011 at 3:54 AM (PT)
CONCLAVE Exec. Dir. TOM KAY is the recipient of the 2011 MINNESOTA BROADCASTING HALL OF FAME Distinguished Service Award. The presentation was made this past SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th at the MINNESOTA BROADCASTING HALL OF FAME Gala.
"TOM was chosen to be the recipient of this year's Distinguished Service Award for his service to the broadcast community, " said PAVEK MUSEUM AT THE MINNESOTA BROADCASTING HALL OF FAME Head STEVE RAYMER. "As the driving force behind THE UPPER MIDWEST COMMUNICATION CONCLAVE, TOM has provided a learning experience for thousands of broadcasters as well as awarding over one million dollars in scholarships to those aspiring to enter the field."
"TOM's passion and commitment to THE CONCLAVE and its non-profit mission of improving broadcasting through education defines this Distinguished Service Award," said CONCLAVE Chairman of the Board of Directors MARK BOLKE. "For 37 years, with TOM's guidance, THE CONCLAVE's Annual Learning Conference has become a nationally recognized event for current and future broadcasters to learn, share, and be inspired. Being recognized by the MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING for his service is fitting and well deserved."
"It is a true thrill and honor to be inducted into THE HALL OF FAME, receiving the Distinguished Service Award," said KAY. "While the plaque will only include my name, it is an accolade that needs to be shared with every Board chair, Board member and each volunteer who has contributed their time and talent to keeping the teaching mission of THE CONCLAVE alive and well all these years. My receipt of a place in the MINNESOTA BROADCASTING HALL OF FAME means so much to me. But more than anything, it reflects the privilege I’ve been accorded to lead the esteemed CONCLAVE as its Executive Director since its beginning."