The Broadcasters Foundation of America Pioneer Awards have been renamed the Ward L. Quaal Broadcast Pioneer Awards to honor the retired President of WGN Continental Broadcasting (now Tribune Broadcasting), where he developed both WGN-AM and WGN-TV into icons of American broadcasting. The renaming of the awards to honor Quaal was made possible by grants to the Broadcasters Foundation of America Endowment Fund by The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation and the McCormick Tribune Foundation. The awards will be dedicated in Quaal’s honor at the foundation’s annual Pioneers Breakfast April 16th in Las Vegas during the NAB Convention.
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