WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters announced that radio engineer Jeff Littlejohn of Clear Channel Media and television technology innovator Robert Seidel of CBS have been named the 2014 recipients of the NAB Engineering Achievement Awards. The recipients will be honored at the NAB Show Technology Luncheon on Wednesday, April 9 in Las Vegas.
First established in 1959, the Engineering Achievement Awards are given to individuals who are nominated by their peers for significant contributions to advancing the state of the art in broadcast engineering.
The 2014 NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award
Jeff Littlejohn, as executive vice president, Engineering and Systems Integration, oversees all technical aspects of Clear Channel's Media & Entertainment division. In his twenty-plus years in radio engineering, he has been a leader in technical improvements for broadcast radio and active on many industry committees. Littlejohn has led innovative projects such as the Total Traffic + Weather Network and Clear Channel's Engineering Coop and Market Engineering Management Development program.
The 2014 NAB Television Engineering Achievement Award
Robert Seidel began his career with CBS in 1976 and is now vice president, Engineering and Advanced Technology. He has been an industry leader in HDTV, the digital TV transition, and other innovative projects. He serves in leadership positions for SMPTE and ATSC, participates in several NAB technical committees and has presented numerous technical papers at industry conferences, including NAB Show.
About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 5-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 93,000 attendees from 156 countries and 1,550+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.
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