CC Radio announced the winners of its annual “Engineer of the Year” awards. SVP of Engineering from the Western, Central and Eastern regions each recognized an engineer for outstanding contributions over the past year. Recipients include:
* Josh Hadden – Director of Engineering and IT, CC NYC SVP/Engineering, Randy Mullinax recognized Josh Hadden, a multi-year winner, for his work in constructing a new office and studio complex that consolidated the operations of all the NYC radio stations.
* Jeff Bennett – Director of Engineering, Clear Channel Dayton. Already honored with this award in 2005, SVP Dan Mettler presented this year’s award to Jeff Bennett for his continuing leadership and technical direction for the Dayton cluster, including testing and refining monitoring and control software to be deployed throughout the radio group.
* John Paoli – AM Chief Engineer, CC LA. Selected by SVP Tim Cox, John Paoli has proven to be a tremendous asset to the Clear Channel Los Angeles engineering team, rebuilding the KFI tower that was destroyed by an airplane in 2004. He managed all reconstruction logistics, including legal and regulatory requirements.
The awards will be presented during a luncheon at the local market where each winner lives and works, so they can be recognized among their colleagues.