The Sarnoff Citation

David Sarnoff was a pioneer in American radio and television. A protégé of radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi, Sarnoff was president of the powerful Radio Corporation of America and established the National Broadcasting Co.(NBC), America’s first commercial radio network. The Radio Corporation of America was a leader in radio and television manufacturing and instrumental in ushering in the age of broadcast radio and television. The Sarnoff Citation, established in 1973, recognizes exceptional contributions of a technical or non-technical nature to the advancement of electronic communications.

Recipients:

1973 – Barry M. Goldwater
1974 – Jack R. Poppele
1975 – Edgar F. Johnson
1976 – Fred M. Link
1977 – William P. Lear
1978 – William W. Eitel
1979 – Donald G. Fink
1980 – Monte Cohen
1981 – Jerry S. Stover, P.E.
1982 – Julian Z. Millar
1983 – William F. Halligan, Sr.
1984 – Robert M. Akin, Jr
1985 – Dana W. Atchley, Jr
1986 – Kenneth M. Miller
1987 – William J. Weisz
1988 – Mal Gurian
1989 – William E. Endres
1990 – John D. Goeken
1991 – Lt. Gen. Walter E. Lotz, Jr.
1992 – Ake L. Lindqvist
1993 – Ben Tongue
1994 – Jack McCullough
1995 – Jai P. B’hagat
1996 – Emmett B. Kitchen, Jr.
1997 – William O. Hunt
1998 – James A. Dwyer, Esq.
1999 – Sidney Topol
2000 – Theodore S. Rappaport
2002 – William F. Baker
2004 – Hubert Schlafly, Jr.
2007 – C. Dennis Bodson
2008 – Paul H. Jacobs, Ph.D.
2008 – Brian Willilams
2010 – Andrew M. Seybold
2011 – Peter W. Moncure
2013 – William Riley Hollingsworth
2014 – Nick Holonyak, Jr.
2015 – Irwin Mark Jacobs
2016 – William T. Murphy, W0RSJ
2017 – Dr. James Breakall, WA3FET

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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
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2017 RCA Awards Banquet @ Duquesne Club
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18
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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[...]