Gehron will receive The Rockwell Award during The Conclave’s 42nd Summer Learning Conference on July 26th - 28th at the Doubletree by Hilton, Minneapolis – Park Place. Since 1989, The Conclave has presented The Rockwell Award – an annual lifetime achievement award – to an individual of unquestioned accomplishment.
Gehron began his broadcasting career in 1970 in Philadelphia as Program Director of CBS Radio’s WCAU-FM (now WOGL), which was the first major market radio station to try the oldies format. That success led to his being transferred to WCBS-FM in New York in 1972 to start their oldies format in 1972. Gehron later served as Program Director and General Manager at WLS-AM in Chicago, and held executive positions at American Radio Services, Infinity Broadcasting, Clear Channel Radio and Harpo Radio/XM Satellite Radio.
Gehron said: “What an honor to receive the Rockwell Award! I have great respect for the Conclave and how hard the board works to provide a true learning experience for broadcasters.”
Prior recipients of the Rockwell Award include: Joel Denver, President/Publisher, All Access (2003); Dan Mason, Sr. Advisor Broadcast Relations, iHeart Media (2011); Erica Farber, President, RAB (2007); Ginny Morris, CEO, Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. (2014); and Duke Wright, CEO, Midwest Communications (2016).
For the full agenda, session participants, and to register, please visit TheConclave.com.