2020 NAB Technology Award Winners

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About the Awards

The Radio and Television Engineering Achievement Awards are presented to individuals for their outstanding accomplishments in the radio or television broadcast industry, respectively. The Digital Leadership Award honors an individual at a broadcast station, group or network who has transformed a traditional broadcast business to succeed on digital media platforms.

2020 Winners

J.D. Crowley

NAB Digital Leadership Award Winner

Entercom Chief Digital Officer J.D. Crowley oversees the strategy and operations behind Entercom’s digital portfolio and guides the modernization of the company’s leading brands with a focus on premiere content, next-gen storytelling and digital distribution. Key initiatives include expanding Entercom’s podcast division through the acquisition of Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Studios and providing content-driven listening through RADIO.COM, the company’s audio streaming service.

Prior to joining Entercom, Crowley held several digital and content leadership positions at CBS, including executive vice president of Digital for CBS Radio, senior vice president of CBS Brand Studio and senior vice president and general manager of Digital for CBS Television Distribution.

Jim Stenberg

NAB Television Engineering Achievement Award Winner

Jim Stenberg is the principal broadcast RF engineer for American Tower Corporation and serves as the subject matter expert on broadcast antenna systems on the company’s towers throughout the United States. He is the holder of nine patents and is responsible for numerous RF system product designs.

Stenberg has also co-written a handbook on digital television implementation and presented technical papers at numerous NAB, SBE, and IEEE conferences. Prior to joining American Tower in 2013, Stenberg ran his own consulting and field service business for eight years and worked for several antenna and RF system manufacturers during his 33 years in broadcast.

Jeff Welton

NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award Winner

Jeff Welton is regional sales manager, Central US, for Nautel Limited, where he handles all aspects of transmitter sales and customer support. He joined Nautel in 1990 as the company’s first customer service technician, and went on to provide field support, conduct site inspections and installations, and develop training materials for both internal and external use.

Welton is also a frequent lecturer and author on digital radio, radio technology and radio engineering, including numerous articles and three chapters in the 11th edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook. He received the 2019 Association of Public Radio Engineers Engineering Achievement Award and the SBE James C. Wulliman Educator of the Year award in 2018.