The Broadcasters Foundation of America’s board of directors will honor a half-dozen broadcasters with its Ward Quaal Pioneer Award at breakfast during the National Association of Broadcasters’ convention.
The recipients of the 2008 Ward L. Quaal Pioneer Awards are: chairman and CEO of Midcontinent Media Larry Bentson; chairman, president and CEO of Saga Communications Edward K. Christian; president and CEO of Bob Fuller Broadcasting Robert “Doc” Fuller; chairman, president and CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting Stanley S. Hubbard; legendary radio personality Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow; and president and CEO of QNI Broadcast Group Thomas Oakley.
The presentations will commence with a personal tribute to Ward Quaal, followed by the introduction of each 2008 honoree. The 2008 presentations will be the inaugural of the newly named awards that henceforth will honor Quaal, a radio and television pioneer who helped to build Tribune’s Chicago flagships, WGN-AM and WGN-TV, into dominant stations in the market and nationwide.
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