The Edgar F. Johnson Pioneer Citation

Established in 1975, this award recognizes long-time RCA members who have either made noteworthy contributions to the success of RCA or to the radio industry. Originally known as the Pioneer Citation, this award was later named in honor of Edgar F. Johnson, the founder of radio manufacturer E.F. Johnson.

Recipients:

1975 – Richard W. Konter
1976 – Harold H. Beverage, D.Sc.
1977 – William E.D. Stokes, Jr.
1978 – Lewis M. Clement
1979 – Clair L. Farrand
1980 – Frank King
1981 – James J. Lamb
1982 – J. Keith Henney
1983 – F.X. Rettenmeyer
1984 – Harold A. Weeler
1985 – George C. Connor
1986 – O. James Morelock
1978 – Edward Sieminski
1988 – Francis H. Shepard, Jr.
1989 – Capt. W.G.H. Finch
1990 – Alexander A. McKenzie
1991 – William G. Russell
1992 – George J. Apfel
1994 – Chandos A. Rypinski
1997 – Norman L. Chalfin
1998 – John E. Balint
2014 – John S. Belrose, Ph.D
2015 – Gerald L. Agliata
2016 – John S. Oblak

Upcoming Events
Nov
17
Fri
7:30 am 2017 RCA Technical Symposium @ Omni William Penn Hotel
2017 RCA Technical Symposium @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Nov 17 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
At this year’s Technical Symposium in Pittsburgh we have an exciting lineup of presenters.  In keeping with our Saturday tour of KDKA, the first broadcast radio station in the nation, a number of presentations will[...]
5:30 pm 2017 RCA Awards Banquet @ Duquesne Club
2017 RCA Awards Banquet @ Duquesne Club
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
For more information, and to register, please click here. Cocktail Reception: 5:30 – 7:00 pm Banquet: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Dress is black tie optional. Men can choose to wear a tuxedo or a[...]
Nov
18
Sat
9:00 am KDKA Tour
KDKA Tour
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
KDKA Tour
RCA is planning an extensive tour of radio station KDKA, the first commercial radio station in the U.S.!  The tour will commence on Saturday November 18th at 9:00 AM and end at 1:00 PM. Everyone attending[...]