from Radio World / 02.28.2013 02:07PM
Public Broadcasters Honor Rep. Greg Walden
Walden is still a ham
Association of Public Television Stations presented its Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Oregon Rep. Greg
Walden, chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
The award is given to lawmakers and other individuals who safeguard
the ability of local public television stations to provide educational,
informational, cultural and other essential public services to their
communities, according to the group.
Walden crafted the spectrum incentive auction legislation that became
law last year. APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler noted the membership
is grateful to Walden for ensuring the transition costs involved in
spectrum reform would not “impose an undue burden on public
Walden and his wife Mylene owned radio stations in Oregon for more
than two decades. The lawmaker is also an amateur radio operator
The Association of Public Television Stations presented the award to Walden during the APTS Public Media Summit on Feb. 26