Who’s Getting The 2020 NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award?


Established in 1959, the NAB’s Engineering Achievement Awards are given to individuals who are nominated by their peers for significant contributions to advancing broadcast engineering.

This year, the Radio honor is being given to the regional sales manager serving the Central U.S. for Nautel Limited.

That’s Jeff Welton, who handles all aspects of transmitter sales and customer support at Nautel.

Welton will receive the awards at the We Are Broadcasters Celebration on Tuesday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. — another indication that the NAB has no plans as of today to cancel the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas due to coronavirus-fueled COVID-19 concerns.

Welton joined Nautel in 1990 as the company’s first customer service technician, and went on to provide field support, conduct site inspections and installations, and develop training materials for both internal and external use.

Welton is also a frequent lecturer and author on digital radio, radio technology and radio engineering, including numerous articles and three chapters in the 11th edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook. He received the 2019 Association of Public Radio Engineers Engineering Achievement Award and the SBE James C. Wulliman Educator of the Year award in 2018.