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Awards

TAB celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding broadcast leaders and stations!

View Past Winners

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

Contact TAB's Beth Bobbitt for more information.

Texas Association of Broadcasters 65th Annual Awards Galia from Texas Assoc. of Broadcasters on Vimeo.

Individual Awards

Pioneer Broadcaster of the Year

Current Winner: Jackie Rutlege (retired)

  • 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 members
  • Nomination Deadline: Closed for 2019

Broadcaster of the Year

Current Television Winner: Eric Lassberg, KXAN-TV Austin
Current Radio Winner: Tania Moody, KLVT-AM Levelland

  • 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 members
  • Nomination Deadline: Closed for 2019

George Marti Award for Engineering Excellence

Current Winner: David Stewart, Moving Target Consulting / KPET Lamesa

  • 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 2019 (complete online nomination form)

Associate of the Year

  • Current Winner: Dan Sessler
  • Requirements: Employee or owner at TAB Associate Member company; Helps broadcasters further industry goals
  • Who Can Nominate: TAB members
  • Nomination Deadline: Closed for 2019

Distinguished Service Award

Educator of the Year

Current Winner: Mac Aipperspach, Del Mar College

  • Requirements: Dedication to the industry; Active participation in TAB
  • Who Can Nominate: TABE members
  • Nomination Deadline: Closed for 2019

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 members
  • Nomination Deadline: Closed for 2019

Station Awards

Bonner McLane Public Service Awards

Lone Star Leader Awards

  • Current Winner: View list
  • Requirements: Most spots donated; Greatest dollar amount donated to TAB's NCSA/PEP program
  • Who Can Nominate: TAB

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