John David to Receive 2018 National Radio Award
"The entire broadcast radio community has benefitted enormously over the years from John David's dedication, knowledge and his one-of-a-kind sense of humor," said NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith. "He is the consummate radio broadcaster and his service to radio makes him well-deserving of this honor."
Named Executive VP/Radio in 1998, David was NAB's liaison for membership and service to NAB member radio stations. He also oversaw radio sessions at the NAB Show in Las Vegas and the Radio Show, and radio awards programs including the National Radio Award, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards and the NAB Marconi Radio Awards.
David joined NAB in 1989 as VP of NAB Broadcaster Congressional Relations. He was responsible for state broadcaster associations, the NAB political action committee and the legislative liaison committee for grass roots lobbying before becoming senior vice president of NAB Radio in 1992.
Prior to joining NAB, David worked in radio management at stations in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. From 1971-1988, he was Executive VP of J.R. Broadcasting Company as owner and General Manager of radio stations in Missouri and Kansas.
From 1984-1988, David represented Kansas and Missouri as a member of the NAB Radio Board. He is a past president of the Missouri Broadcasters Association, a recipient of Missouri's Distinguished Broadcaster Award, and is a member of both the Oklahoma and Missouri broadcasters Hall of Fame.