#NABShow 2018 will be presenting the NAB Engineering Achievement and Digital Leadership Awards that showcases excellence in the workplace for several different broadcasting categories. The receiving list includes: Engineering Achievement Awards will be Mark Aitken, Sinclair Broadcasting Corporation; Tom Jones, Carl T. Jones Corp.; and Clay Freinwald, Freinwald Technical Services. The three will be honored at the “We Are Broadcasters Celebration” on April 10.
The Engineering Achievement Awards are given to individuals who are nominated by their peers for significant contributions that advances broadcast engineering.
Carl T. Jones will receive the 2018 NAB Radio Engineering Award. He is the president of Carl T. Jones Corp. and has been actively serving as a consulting engineer for 40 years. He joined his father’s engineering firm as a senior engineer in 1979, became a full partner in 1983 and was named to his current position in 1985.
Mark Aitken will be the recipient of the 2018 NAB Television Engineering Award. He joined Sinclair Broadcast Group in 1999 and became VP of advanced technology in 2011.
The Digital Leadership Award will go to Hearst Television’s Roger Keating and will be presented April 9 at the Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner.
Bio Information provided below:
The 2018 NAB Digital Leadership Award
Roger Keating joined Hearst Television in 2008, overseeing the company’s growing digital media unit and leading product development, business development and corporate development. Keating’s portfolio also includes serving as the first chairman of Pearl TV, leadership in the Dyle mobile DTV project, support of the NAB SPROCKIT program and most recently his leadership in the launch of NewsON, the mobile-only app for local news aggregation.
The 2018 NAB Television Engineering Achievement Award
Mark Aitken continues to be a dynamic leader in the development of Next Gen TV. He joined Sinclair Broadcast Group in 1999 and became VP of advanced technology in 2011. He has been involved in the broadcast industry’s migration to advanced services, including participation in the FCC Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service, involvement in ATSC including chairing the specialist group on mobile DTV, and with the formation of Sinclair’s joint venture ONE Media, serving as its President.
The 2018 NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award
Tom Jones is the president of Carl T. Jones Corporation and has been actively serving the broadcast industry as a consulting engineer for nearly 40 years. Jones joined his father’s engineering firm as a senior engineer in 1979 and became a full partner in 1983, rising to his current role as president in 1985. He has managed hundreds of complex broadcast engineering projects, served on industry and government advisory committees and has been heavily involved in the development of the Method Moments analysis for AM directional arrays and more recently the AM revitalization effort.
The 2018 Service to Broadcast Engineering Achievement Award
Clay Freinwald began his broadcast engineering career in 1961 and has held various technical positions at numerous stations and station groups, including Tacoma News Tribune, Viacom and Entercom. He is a Fellow in the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and is a founding member of the Broadcast Warning Working Group, helping broadcasters and others understand and implement EAS technology. Freinwald has served as chairman of the Washington State EAS Committee for over 20 years and chaired the SBE EAS Committee for a decade
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