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TAB Public Service Award Entries Due May 4

- Stations, National Guard to be honored at TAB Show, Aug. 1-2

Radio and TV stations in small, medium and large markets across Texas will be honored for their extraordinary community service over the past 12 months at the TAB Show’s Leadership Breakfast Aug. 1-2 in Austin. Award submissions are due to TAB by May 4.

NAB President Gordon Smith will keynote the event which also will pay tribute to the Texas Army National Guard for their heroic work during Hurricane Harvey. Sen. Ted Cruz and his Democratic general election opponent, Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, are still mulling invitations to speak at separate points during the breakfast.

Entries for TAB’s Bonner McLane Public Service Awards, named in honor of TAB’s first executive director, should focus on efforts addressing one significant local need or concern between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

Stations honored in 2017 may not submit the same project for which they were honored then. Demonstration of creativity, originality and positive impact are extremely important for favorable consideration by the judges.

Bonner McLane Public Service Award Electronic Entry Form

Also on tap for the Leadership Breakfast is the presentation of TAB’s Lone Star Leader Awards which will go to the 12 Radio and TV stations that provided the greatest support to TAB’s NCSA/PEP campaigns in 2017 both in terms of airtime value and number of airings.

The NCSA/PEP program provides Radio and TV airtime statewide for messages of public importance from non-profit or governmental entities that cannot afford a traditional commercial buy. Launched in 1994, campaign topics have ranged from childhood immunizations and safe driving practices to recruitment for the National Guard and Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

Current NCSA/PEP Campaigns

Questions? Contact TAB’s Oscar Rodriguez or call (512) 322-9944.

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