In making today’s announcement, Conclave Board of Directors Chair Lori Lewis commented, "The Rockwell Award honors individuals who have contributed to the industry as a leader and to the public radio serves. Duke Wright is the heart of radio and my hope is that everyone will show up, just to say, "Well done, Duke."
Duke Wright started his radio career in 1958 as a teenage disk jockey at his family owned station in Wausau, WRIG-AM. From those beginnings, Duke’s broadcasting career would span well over 50 years and still going. Duke Wright’s Midwest Communications is a family owned media company with 72 radio properties located in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee.
Since 1989, the Conclave has presented The Rockwell Award - an annual lifetime achievement award – to an individual of unquestioned accomplishment in the radio industry. The Rockwell Award honors those who have contributed to the industry as an inspirational leader, and a person of great accomplishment. The recipient has made lasting and significant contributions within radio, and also to the public radio serves.
Prior recipients of the Rockwell Award include: All Access President/Publisher Joel Denver (2003), Former CBS Radio Pres./CEO Dan Mason (2011), Jacobs Media Pres. Fred Jacobs (2012), Albright, O’Malley & Brenner Pres. Jaye Albright and Conclave Exec. Dir. Emeritus, Tom Kay (2013), Hubbard CEO Ginny Morris (2014) and NRG CEO Mary Quass along with Founder Vallie, Richards, Donovan Consulting and The National Talent System, Dan Vallie (2015).
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