Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan is either going to need a bigger shelf or add a trophy room onto his house. Smulyan is being awarded the 2017 Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award by the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Here are just a few of the honors and awards one of radio’s most respected broadcasters has earned so far.
Smulyan has been on Radio Ink‘s 40 Most Powerful People in Radio list since 1996, he was Radio Ink‘s Executive of the Year in 2001, he’s won the NAB’s National Radio Award, the Humanitarian of the Year award from CRS, he’s in the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and the Indiana Business Hall of Fame, the Broadcasters’ Foundation honored him with its Golden Mike Award, and he was named a “Giant of Broadcasting” by the Library of American Broadcasting.
The Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award is given annually to an individual whose work exemplifies innovation, community service, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. It salutes its namesake Lowry Mays and is underwritten by the Mays Family Foundation. The award will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation of America annual breakfast at 7:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, in the Brahms Room of the Encore Hotel during the NAB Show in Las Vegas.