The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is establishing the John Dingell Award for Excellence in honor of the late congressman. The award will be presented at the NAB’s annual Celebration of Service to America Awards gala starting in June.
Dingell passed away on February 7.
NAB CEO Gordon Smith said, “John Dingell was a patriot, a lifelong public servant, and a strong believer in the importance of free and local broadcasting. America’s broadcasters owe a debt of gratitude to Chairman Dingell for his lifelong friendship and the enduring impact he had on our industry. We are honored to establish The John D. Dingell, Jr. Award for Excellence as a tribute to his legacy.”