The Conclave To Honor John Gehron With Rockwell Award
February 14, 2017
The Conclave, which celebrates 42 years of educating radio broadcasters this year, has announced that it will present the 2017 Rockwell Award to John Gehron, Chief Operating Officer/Chairman, AccuRadio. Gehron will receive The Rockwell Award during The Conclave’s 42nd Summer Learning Conference in Minneapolis. The Conclave has presented The Rockwell Award – an annual lifetime achievement award – to an individual of unquestioned accomplishment.
Gehron began his broadcasting career in 1970 in Philadelphia as Program Director of CBS Radio’s WCAU-FM (now WOGL), which was the first major market radio station to try the oldies format. That success led to his being transferred to WCBS-FM in New York in 1972 to start their oldies format in 1972. Gehron later served as Program Director and General Manager at WLS-AM in Chicago, and held executive positions at American Radio Services, Infinity Broadcasting, Clear Channel Radio and Harpo Radio/XM Satellite Radio.