The Lee de Forest Award

Lee de Forest is credited with inventing the Audion, a vacuum tube that enabled signal amplification in radio circuits. He held over 180 patents, pioneered motion picture sound, and popularized the word “radio” in the U.S. instead of the European term “wireless.” The Lee de Forest Award, originated in 1983, is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of radio communications.

Recipients:

1983 – D.E. Replogle
1984 – William G. H. Finch
1985 – Austin G. Cooley
1986 – Maurice Zouary
1987 – William Storm Halstead
1988 – Fred M. Link
1989 – Fred Shunaman
1990 – Marguerite E. Warshaw
1991 – Louis Rabinowitz
1992 – Louise Ramsey Moreau
1995 – Edward Dervishian, P.E
1999 – Joe Franklin
2001 – Leslie A. Geddes, Ph.D
2006 – Sean Maloney
2008 – Joe Vestal
2013 – John Powell
2015 – Elizabeth Maxfield, Esq.

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[...]