Former NAB President Eddie Fritts will be presented with the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Lowry Mays Excellence In Broadcasting Award at the group’s annual breakfast on April 20 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The NAB’s former president, Eddie Fritts, who was forced out in 2006, is recognized for his 24 years at the helm with the association’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.
He negotiated must-carry, pushed through regulatory reform and helped facilitate the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting. For 23 years, Edward O. Fritts was at the helm of the National Association of Broadcasters, steering the organization from a modest-sized lobbying firm to one of the most powerful and influential lobbying organizations in Washington.
The longtime National Association of Broadcasters president will be presented with the group’s top honor at the opening keynote of this year’s convention in Las Vegas on April 11.