WASHINGTON, DC - Federated Media President and Chief Executive Officer John F. Dille III will receive the NAB National Radio Award, Friday, Sep. 23, at the Radio Luncheon during the 2005 NAB Radio Show in Philadelphia.
"NAB is proud to include John Dille in this prestigious group of broadcasters who are icons in radio. John has a distinguished list of accomplishments that have benefited our business over the years and this is an opportunity to show our appreciation," said John David, NAB executive vice president, radio.
At Federated Media, Dille oversees a 15-station radio group with stations in Indiana and Michigan. He has also worked in a multitude of leadership positions throughout his career. He has served twice as NAB Radio Board Chairman and was the chair of the unification task force that merged the National Radio Broadcasters Association and NAB. He is also past chair of the Radio Advertising Bureau and the NAB Congressional Relations Committee. Dille is past president of the Indiana Broadcasters Association.
Dille chaired the NAB Legislative Liaison Committee program for Indiana and served on the Radio Music Licensing Committee. In addition, he has worked as director and first vice president of Michiana Public Telecasting.
Born in Chicago, Dille began his career as a copy boy for The Washington Post. Later, he worked as a foreign correspondent for Thomson Newspapers before moving into broadcasting. In 2000, he became an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he teaches broadcast management.
The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sep. 21 - 23 in Philadelphia, will feature interactive sessions, special events and exhibits.
The National Association of Broadcasters is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects free, over-the-air local radio and television stations' interests in Washington and around the world. NAB is the broadcaster's voice before Congress, federal agencies and the courts. NAB also serves a growing number of associate and international broadcaster members. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.