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Broadcasters to honor three industry leaders

The Texas Association of Broadcasters will honor three broadcast leaders at TAB?s Annual Awards Gala.

The gala, part of the association?s 58th Annual Convention & Trade Show, is set for Thursday, Aug. 11 from 7-10 pm at the Renaissance Austin Hotel (9721 Arboretum Blvd., Austin, 78759).

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Pioneer of the Year ? Mike Wenglar, KVUE-TV Austin

Wenglar has spent nearly 40 years in Texas broadcasting and says he has no plans to retire! He currently serves as director of technology for KVUE-TV, Belo?s Austin station.

He continues to advance broadcasting through his pioneering work in electronic and satellite news gathering and was the ?go-to? expert during the DTV transition.

He is a tireless volunteer for TAB and is actively involved in many of the association?s initiatives.

Broadcaster of the Year ? Terry London, London Broadcasting Co.

London formed his company in 2007 with the vision to acquire or create multiple media and entertainment companies all within the state of Texas. In less than four years, he has done exactly that.

The company now operates 10 medium and small market channels in the Lone Star State.

London continues to diversify with 41 Entertainment, a film and TV production company, as well as Troubadour Texas, a 22-episode docu-reality TV series following the lives of singers and songwriters chasing their dreams.

The criteria of TAB?s Broadcaster of the Year Award is truly embodied by London's motto ? ?London Broadcasting?Texas born?Texas proud?We are Texas.?

Associate of the Year ? David Oxenford, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

The award honors a representative of a TAB Associate Member firm who helps broadcasters further the industry?s goals.

Named as one of 2011?s ?Best Lawyers in America? in Communications Law, Oxenford has devoted his career to defending and advancing the causes of radio and television broadcasters.

He represents hundreds of broadcasters and thousands of stations across the country on all aspects of FCC regulation.

He continues to be most generous with his time and expertise and often strategizes with TAB to discuss matters before legislators and regulators in Washington, DC.

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