Michigan Engineers Honored with Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its most prestigious engineering award to a pair of Michigan broadcasters who, combined, have served in the industry for nearly nine decades. The Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards were presented during the Engineering Luncheon at the MAB's annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo (GLBC) held March 14 at The Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.
• Radio Winner: David E. Gale, Staff Engineer, Cornerstone University Radio, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
David E. Gale is a Staff Engineer at Cornerstone University Radio, a position he has held since 2000. He received a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Engineering from Central Michigan University.
Before beginning his commercial broadcast career Gale was drafted by and worked for the Armed Forces Radio Network during the Vietnam War. Upon his return, he set to work helping to build several radio stations across the state of Michigan earning the respect of his peers and of the inspectors at the FCC.
While Gale began his career with mercury vapors, he has embraced the emergence of new technology and has readily used it to upgrade and improve his station. For this reason and so many more, Gale is being awarded the 2012 Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award for Radio.
• Television Winner: Michael E. Winsky, Chief Engineer, WILX-TV, Lansing, Michigan
Michael E. Winsky is the Chief Engineer at WILX-TV, Lansing. He has over 38 years experience in the field of Broadcast Engineering and has been a vital component in developing the television market in the Lansing DMA. He received a Associate of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Lansing Community College (LCC).
His many accomplishments in the field of television engineering include building of two of Lansing's television station WSYM-TV and WLAJ-TV. His expertise is recognized throughout the state donating countless hours serving on the MAB Engineering Committee planning many GLBCs, SBE, The State of the State, and improving broadcast engineering knowledge across the state. Additionally, Winsky helped to develop the Broadcast Program at his alma mater LCC.
Winsky's unselfish dissemination of his technical knowledge his demonstrated leadership in broadcast engineering affairs across the state is why he was chosen at the 2012 Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award Recipient for Television.
Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols and Carter P.C. receive MAB Associate of the Year Award
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented the accounting firm of Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols and Carter, P.C. in Grand Rapids as their 2012 Associate of the Year Award. The presentation was made Wednesday, March 14 during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in Lansing. The award recognizes the significant contributions made by MAB associate members and acknowledges their efforts in enhancing the quality and integrity of broadcasting while supporting their community.
Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter, P.C., through their dedication to the broadcasting industry, has made it their mission to deliver quality market reports with precision and accuracy. They continue to honor the commitment of co-founder Cliff Aldrin to serve and support the Michigan broadcasting industry.
Through sponsorships, attendance and general support, they have been a valued partner with the MAB and its members for nearly 30 years. They continue to give back to the broadcasting community by sharing their expansive knowledge of market trends and Text Box: Pictured Above (L to R): Duane Alverson, MAB Chairman and Chris Harper, Senior Manager, Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols and Carter accounting, serving as advisors to MAB and its members.
For these reasons that the Michigan Association of Broadcasters recognize and honor the accounting firm of Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter, P.C. as the 2012 MAB Associate of the Year.