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TAB Commemoratives

TAB offers several display opportunities, at our building in downtown Austin, to commemorate the careers of the best and brightest in our industry.

Donations will benefit the Texas Broadcast Education Foundation – TAB’s scholarship foundation. Broadcasters started the foundation in 1973 to foster learning in broadcasting, broadcast journalism, management, advertising, broadcast electronics and other arts and techniques in the industry.

TBEF is a 501(c) (3) charitable corporation and a portion of each contribution will be considered tax deductible for income tax purposes.

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Texas Broadcast Legend Markers

- Your permanent legacy at the Texas Association of Broadcasters

These installations in the lobby of the TAB Building in downtown Austin (blocks from the Capitol) include a custom, metal-etched illustration of your honoree – complete with a brief biography. Each plate is mounted on a 16x16 piece of Central Texas limestone.

Donation amount: $10,000
Current Texas Broadcast Legends include:
  • Douglas L. Manship, Sr.
  • George Marti
  • John Wheeler Barger
  • Clint Formby (to be installed in 2018)
  • John Costello Butler
  • Boyd Kelley
  • John Raymond Furr
  • Bob Hicks
  • Ward L. Huey, Jr.
  • David T. Lane
  • Myron F. (Mike) Shapiro
  • John Hardin Hicks
  • Buddy Bostick
  • Don Chaney
  • Kenny Boles

Texas Broadcast Stars

- Peers will be reminded of your love for the industry, for years to come

These installations are made in the Board Room of the TAB Building in downtown Austin and feature a permanent imprint, in gold graphics, listing the honorees name/call letters/town (as space permits). The installations, separated by prismatic stars, are visible on the valance affixed to the perimeter of the entire room.

Donation amount: $3,000
Current Texas Broadcast Stars include:
  • Bill & Jana Buchanan, KSHN Liberty
  • Wendell Mayes, Jr., Austin
  • Wendell Mayes, Brownwood
  • James M. Moroney, Jr., BELO
  • Jerry & Wanda Hanszen, KGAS Carthage
  • Larry Gunter, KYKS-FM Lufkin

Broadcast Leaders Wall

- Be recognized by all visitors to the TAB Building

Visionaries who set the standard for community broadcasting throughout the state may choose to distinguish their key role in the industry with a “brick” on the Broadcast Leaders Wall on the exterior of the TAB Building in downtown Austin.

Each 8x16 installation can accommodate name, call letters and station name – or even your favorite quote! They also are a great opportunity to recognize a mentor or longtime station employee.

Donation amount: $750
Current Texas Broadcast Leaders include:
  • Hugh F. Barr, Cox Radio San Antonio
  • Craig Millar, KTBC/KVC-TV Austin
  • Diana Sokol, KTBC/KVC-TV Austin
  • Winston & Betty Wrinkle, KBST Big Spring
  • Mike Wenglar, KVUE-TV Austin
  • Gil Garcia, Clear Channel Radio Austin
  • James R. Curtis Sr., KFRO Longview
  • Sharon Fanto, KTBC/KVC-TV Austin
  • Lori Leamons, KEYE-TV Austin
  • James R. Curtis Jr., KFRO-KESQ Longview
  • Danny Baker, KTBC/KVC-TV Austin
  • Larry Beaulieu, KFDM-TV Beaumont
  • Jerry & Wanda Hanszen, KGAS Carthage
  • Bill & Jana Buchanan, KSHN-FM Liberty
  • Terri Chappell, KEYE-TV Austin
  • Douglas & Pamela Adams, KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Charley & Pam Henderson, KXGM-FM Gainesville
  • Harris
  • Leonard Masters, KMFA Austin
  • Ann Arnold, Texas Association of Broadcasters
  • Bev & Joyce Ann Brown, KGAS Carthage
  • Leigh Robertson, 25 Years - KRLD/TSN
  • In Memory of Ben Aipperspach, Mac Aipperspach
  • Craig M. Bean, KVUE-TV Austin
  • Chuck & Diane Conrad, KZQX, KDOK Radio
  • Brian Purdy, "brick by brick"
  • "Happy Selling!" Angela Navarrete
  • Emily K. Garcia, "Live like there's no tomorrow"
  • Julie Pruett, Nexstar Broadcasting