APRE Honors Ralph Hogan


Ralph-HoganRalph Hogan is being honored by the Association of Public Radio Engineers. He’s the 2016 recipient of the APRE Engineer of the Year Award.

APRE President Dan Houg tells RBR+TVBR Hogan was chosen because he is the founding president (in 2006) of the all-volunteer organization and recently left the board because of term limits. “It was his direction for many years that developed APRE into the established organization that it is,” says Houg.

Hogan is director of engineering for KJZZ(FM), KBAQ(FM) and Sun Sounds in Tempe, Ariz. In three decades of public broadcasting, he’s held a variety of jobs including assistant general manager, engineering services for Washington State University’s Northwest Public Radio and Television and Academic Media Services; director of engineering for Boise State University Public Radio; chief communications engineer for KSLU(FM), Hammond, La.

He’s also been president and treasurer of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, education chairman of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, and as a member the PBS Technology Advisory Committee.

Hogan will be honored at the APRE awards dinner which concludes this year’s PREC on Friday, April 15.

To register for the PREC which is April 14-15 at the Tuscany Suites, Las Vegas go to: http://www.apre.us/