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Awards

TAB celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding broadcast leaders and stations!

All awards are presented at TAB’s Annual Convention & Trade Show.

Contact TAB's Beth Bobbitt for more information.

View Past Winners

Individual Awards

Pioneer Broadcaster of the Year

  • Current Winner: Bill Buchanan
  • Requirements: 25+ years in broadcasting; substantial portion of career in Texas; extensive public service; historical developments; significant industry advances; active participation in TAB
  • Who Can Nominate: TAB member stations and Golden Mic Club members
  • Nomination Deadline: April 3, 2017 (Download nomination form)

Broadcaster of the Year

  • Current Winner: John Kittleman
  • Requirements: full-time station employee or owner; station must be TAB member; emphasis on achievements in the past year; example to others in broadcasting; 1 nomination/station/year.
  • Who Can Nominate: TAB member stations
  • Nomination Deadline: April 3, 2017 (Download nomination form)

George Marti Award for Engineering Excellence

  • Current Winner: Mike Wenglar
  • Requirements: Individual's excellence and innovation in broadcast engineering for a Texas radio and/or television station; Development of new technology, leadership in education, and contributions to broadcast engineering technical standards
  • Who Can Nominate: TAB members
  • Nomination Deadline: Closed for 2016
  • Nomination Deadline: April 3, 2017 (Download nomination form)

Associate of the Year

  • Current Winner: Dan Giesler
  • Requirements: Employee or owner at TAB Associate Member company; Helps broadcasters further industry goals
  • Who Can Nominate: TAB member stations and Associate Member firms
  • Nomination Deadline: Closed for 2016
  • Nomination Deadline: April 3, 2017 (Download nomination form)

Chairman's Special Award

  • Current Winner: Brian Jones
  • Who Can Nominate: TAB Chairman

Educator of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Steve Pieringer Award

  • Current Winner: Will Ripley
  • Requirements: Outstanding valor in news coverage; Exemplary display of news reporting; Going “above and beyond” normal call of duty; Award only presented if the review committee feels a nomination has merit
  • Who Can Nominate: TAB member stations
  • Nomination Deadline: April 3, 2017 (Download nomination form)

Station Awards

Bonner McLane Public Service Awards

  • Current Winners: View list
  • Requirements: Excellence in community service
  • Who Can Nominate: TAB member stations
  • Nomination Deadline: Closed for 2016

Lone Star Leader NCSA Awards

  • Current Winner: View list
  • Requirements: Most spots donated; Greatest dollar amount donated
  • Who Can Nominate: TAB

Questions? Contact TAB at (512) 322-9944.