For years now, I’ve had the great pleasure to work with a number of very fine people who have won awards for their writing and/or production work, at one level of remove or another.
An example of someone a step or two of remove would be Blaine Parker, the Creative Services Director for Salem Los Angeles. (Here’s his Amazon profile. He doesn’t seem to have his own website.) He’s a Mercury Award winner from a few years ago, and for a few years he and I both worked for the same company, Salem Communications. While we never worked in the same building together, we did collaborate a few times via email.
More directly, I worked for a number of years with Darren Eliker, about whom I’ve written before a time or two (look through the archives around the middle of 2005). He was a Mercury Award finalist and has won numerous awards in Pittsburgh for his writing and production.
I work with Cliff Barrows just about every week on his radio program Hour of Decision. His most recent award was the Milestone Award given by the NRB for more than 50 years of continuous radio ministry. According to his official bio, he’s also in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the NRB Hall of Fame.
And also given an award for his production and writing work is Albert Swanson, who received an iNRB award for Best Radio Drama in February of 2006.
I’m sure the list goes on with other names that I can’t bring to mind at the moment. But, the point of this post is to give just this little bit of extra attention to these fine men with whom I work or have worked in the past. It’s an honor knowing you guys and an even greater honor to be numbered in your company.