The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) has presented it’s most prestigious engineering award to a pair of Michigan broadcasters, who combined have served the industry for 65 years. The Carl Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award winners are:
Michael Doback, Vice President, Engineering Broadcast Division, E.W. Scripps Co. Doback has been with Scripps for seventeen years, where he is responsible for strategic technology and capital planning for the Scripp’s ten television stations. Before that he served as Director of Engineering for WXYZ-TV in Detroit. He joined WXYZ as a staff engineer in 1971. Doback oversaw construction and implementation of Michigan’s first high definition television station in 1998.
Del Reynolds, Corporate Chief Engineering, Northern Star Broadcasting, serving 20 radio stations in northern Michigan. Reynolds oversees Northern Star’s technical operations, and serves as a consulting engineer for several other broadcast operations. Reynolds started his career as an air personality in 1978. After working his way into various management positions, he formed Reynolds Communications where he owned and operated nine stations. Reynolds joined Northern Star after selling his stations that that company in 1998.
MAB created the Carl Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award to honor the career of Carl Lee, a noted broadcast engineer who served as GM and President of the Fetzer Broadcasting. Mr. Lee was also President of MAB in 1956.