Most Popular Articles
James Quello to Posthumously Receive BFA Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award
New York - Mar 22, 2010 - Former FCC Commissioner James H. Quello will be the recipient of the first Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award to be presented posthumously at the Broadcasters Foundation of America Breakfast on April 14 in Las Vegas. The Foundation Breakfast is held in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.
Quello, who served more than 23 years on the FCC and passed away in January 2010 at the age of 95, is being recognized in particular for his lifelong advocacy of free, over-the-air broadcasting. Often referred to as the Dean of the FCC, he played a pivotal role in the transformation of the communications industry and was one of the federal government's top regulators during the unprecedented boom that brought new telecommunications options to the American public.
2010 is the inaugural year of the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award, which annually will honor a broadcaster whose work exemplifies innovation, community service, advocacy and entrepreneurship. The Broadcasters Foundation board of directors unanimously voted Quello as the first recipient from nominations submitted by the industry at large.
A Detroit broadcast executive, Quello managed WJR before ascending to vice president of Capital Cities Broadcasting. Following his retirement from government service, he remained an advocate for the industry for many years. He wrote editorials for the trade press and maintained regular contact with FCC commissioners and Washington legislators well into his 90s in an effort to shape their views.
Over the course of his illustrious career, Quello was the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters and the first Milestone Award from the Institute for Communications Law Studies at the Catholic University of America. He also was inducted into the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Museum of Broadcast Communications' Radio Hall of Fame. In 1998, his alma mater, Michigan State University, honored Quello and his wife Mary with the creation of the James H. Quello and Mary B. Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law.
A decorated World War II veteran, Quello saw combat in Europe, earning several commendations.
Acceptable Use Policy blog comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today in Radio History
The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.
Read each issue online in our Digital Edition Format in your Web browser.
EAS Information More on EAS
The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.
Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.
Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.
Cumulus builds a new campus in Nashville to house its NASH family of brands
Browse Back Issues[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Also in the October Issue
- Trends in Technology: Alternate Transmitter Sites
- Tell City Waiver Denied
- 2014 Radio magazine Salary Survey
- Field Report: Steinberg UR44
- Repurposing Older Equipment