News Release
News Release
News Release
News Release
June 7, 2005
Dennis Wharton

NAB Education Foundation Hosts Service to America Summit

--Luncheon to Feature Washington Wizards Owner Abe Pollin as Keynote Speaker--

WASHINGTON, DC - The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) seventh annual Service to America Summit, Monday, June 13 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, will feature a luncheon during which Washington Sports and Entertainment's Abe Pollin will give the keynote address.

The summit will conclude in the evening with an awards banquet where Her Majesty Queen Noor will receive the NABEF Leadership Award. Dennis J. FitzSimons, chairman, president and CEO of Tribune Company, will also be honored with the NABEF Samaritan Award, and Frances W. Preston, president and CEO of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) from 1986 - 2004, will receive the NABEF Guardian Award. Tony Perkins, weather forecaster for ABC's Good Morning America, will serve as master of ceremonies during the event.

During the celebration, local broadcasters and their partners will also be honored for their good works and efforts in their communities.

Leadership Award
Her Majesty Queen Noor
Guardian Award
Frances W. Preston
, BMI President and CEO, 1986-2004
Samaritan Award
Dennis J. FitzSimons
, Chairman, President and CEO Tribune Company
Service to America Television Award
Detroit, Michigan
Owner: Scripps Howard Broadcasting Company
Partnership Awards
Columbus, Ohio
Owner: Dispatch Broadcast Group
Partner: Huntington National Bank
Partnership Awards
Los Angeles, California
Owner: ABC, Inc.
Partner: American Red Cross
Friend in Need Awards
West Palm Beach, Florida
Owner: Freedom Broadcasting
Friend in Need Awards
Fort Pierce, Florida
Owner: Indian River Community College
Service to Children Awards
Baltimore, Maryland
Owner: Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.
Radio - Special Recognition
LaGrange, Illinois
Owner: Lyons Township High Schools
Television - Small Market
Macon, Georgia
Owner: Gannett Broadcasting
Television - Medium/Large Market
Jacksonville, Florida
Owner: Clear Channel Television

The Service to America Summit is sponsored and produced by the NABEF with major support from Bonneville International Corporation and the National Association of Broadcasters. Details about the Summit are available at

Founded in 1964, Bonneville operates 38 radio stations in the Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, and Salt Lake City markets, as well as KSL-TV in Salt Lake City. Bonneville's motto is "do good, do well, make a difference, and have fun." In addition to competing aggressively in major market broadcasting, Bonneville has a tradition of commitment to community.

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy, and other timely broadcasting issues.

The National Association of Broadcasters is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects free, over-the-air local radio and television stations' interests in Washington and around the world. NAB is the broadcaster's voice before Congress, federal agencies and the courts. NAB also serves a growing number of associate and international broadcaster members. Information about NAB can be found at