Lifetime Achievement Award
(Springfield, IL) The Illinois Broadcasters Association board of directors awarded its fourth-ever Lifetime Achievement Award  to legendary radio broadcaster and industry representative Dick Rakovan.  Having just ended a 20+ year career with the Radio Advertising Bureau, Rakovan began his long-time broadcasting career as a salesman with Capital Cities'-owned WKBW AM…
IBA's first ever Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Wally Gair, former President of IBA, on June 30, 2004, for his years of outstanding service to the broadcast industry. Gair's commitment of excellence to our profession began while he was a college student at Bradley University from which he received…
RAB President Gary Fries, on his farewell tour after announcing his retirement in 2006, was honored at IBA's Hall of Fame evening event held at the newly opened Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Fries accepted the award presented to him by William Stakelin, President and CEO Regent Communications. Fries was honored…
Back in the day when you walked into Charlie Wright’s small home office in Canton you immediately noticed the two walls filled with plaques, certificates and citations – testimony to Charlie’s 60 years in broadcasting, and to a career filled with accomplishments. This latest award was presented to him on June…