The Jack Poppele Award

Jack Poppele launched radio broadcasting in New Jersey. He was a director of the Voice of America. He developed the first directional radio signal and the first portable radio and made stereo available on AM radio. In recognition of his long and varied career, this award, first given in 1989, recognizes individuals who have made important and long-term contributions to the field of radio broadcasting.

Recipients:

1989 – Leonard R. Kahn
1990 – Robert M. Morris
1991 – Frank L. Marx
1992 – George Jacobs, P.E.
1993 – Robert L. Everett, Ph.D
1994 – Capt. John B. Knight
1995 – Carl E. Smith P.E
1997 – Charles A. Higginbotham
2000 – John R. Gambling
2003 – Skitch Henderson
2005 – Gordon B. Bishop
2008 – Barry M. Farber
2009- George Woodard
2011 – John E. Dettra, Jr.
2012 – Andrew Conte
2017 – Robert Hobday, N2EVG

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[...]