2020 Individual Award Nomination Form
Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
TAB will recognize outstanding leaders in the broadcast industry and celebrate their accomplishments at the 67th Annual Convention & Trade Show, July 29-30 in Austin at the JW Marriott Downtown.
Pioneer of the Year
The Pioneer Broadcaster of the Year Award, TAB’s highest honor, recognizes an individual who has served in broadcasting for at least 25 years with a substantial portion of their career spent in Texas. TAB’s Awards Committee will consider contributions in public service, historical developments or significant industry advances in Texas and/or the nation, as well as active participation in TAB.
Broadcaster of the Year
TAB’s Broadcaster of the Year Award is open to any full-time employee or owner of a TAB member radio or television station. The award honors an individual who has made a commitment to excellence over the past year and is an example to others in broadcasting. Only one person can be nominated per station in any given year.
George Marti Award for Engineering Excellence
TAB will present this award to an individual for excellence and innovation in broadcast engineering for a Texas radio and/or television station. Requrements include development of new technology, leadership in education, and contributions to broadcast engineering technical standards.
Read more about George Marti
Associate of the Year
The Associate of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual at a TAB Associate Member firm, who works with broadcasters to further the goals of the broadcast industry. Both TAB member stations and Associate Members may make nominations.
Steve Pieringer Award
The Steve Pieringer Award recognizes outstanding valor in the coverage of news. Pieringer, a KRLD Dallas-Fort Worth reporter, died from injuries he received covering a gasoline storage tank explosion in 1968. The award is given for an exemplary display of reporting above and beyond the normal call of duty, and is only awarded if the review committee feels a nomination has merit.
Educator of the Year
TAB presents the Educator of the Year award to individuals who have significantly contributed to the success of the broadcast industry in Texas and whose personal and professional conduct sets a standard of excellence to be emulated. Nominees are submitted by members of the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators.
NEW IN 2020!
Jason Hightower Award for Broadcast Excellence (R/TV)
This award recognizes an individual with at least 10 years' experience in the broadcast industry who demonstrates a proficiency for enterprise and innovation in a member station's service to it's audience, advertisers and community. The top three (3) nominees in both Radio and TV categories will receive complimentary registration for the TAB2020 Convention & Trade Show, as well as two (2) complimentary hotel room nights.
Read more about former TAB Chairman Jason Hightower