NDBA Pioneers in Broadcasting

Celebrating radio and television in North Dakota since 1998

The NDBA “Pioneer” award is given to a broadcaster whose contribution to the industry promises to have enduring value throughout North Dakota in Television or Radio.

The Pioneer recipient has made significant and lasting contributions to North Dakota broadcasting.

This prestigious award is presented at the NDBA Annual Conference Luncheon the third week of August every year.

2019Duaine SandenLeighton BroadcastingGrand Forks
2018Jack McDonaldWheeler Wolf Law FirmBismarck
2017Dwayne WalkerKFYR TVBismarck
2016Pat McLeaniHeart MediaGrand Forks
2015Dick HeidtKFYR TVBismarck
2014Dan BrannanKFYR-AMBismarck
2013Bobby GayeKSJB-AMJamestown
2012Bob KerrWDAZGrand Forks
2011Bob DenverKXRV-FMBismarck
2010Charley JohnsonKVLY/KXJB-TVFargo
2009Bob BeckKACL-FMBismarck
2008Norman KiddKSJBJamestown
2007Robert IngstadKOVCValley City
2006Dick VoightKFGOFargo
2005Earl AckermannKLTCDickinson
2004Rog HigginsKFYRBismarck
2003Al GustinKFYR-AMBismarck
2002Marv BossartWDAYFargo
2001Tom BarrKFYRBismarck
2000Jim AdelsonKVLYFargo
1999John WilliamsKXJBMinot
1998Ray DavidKCADDickinson
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