Lifetime Achievement Award
These honorees have dedicated their entire career to the broadcasting industry. Whether at the station level or the national level, IBA’s Lifetime Achievers have given their service to their listeners and viewers, community, and industry.
(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 in Buffalo, New York only […]
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 14th at IBA2007 as […]
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 for his outstanding committment and […]
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 a Bachelor of Science degree […]