AWA Houck Awards

The AWA Houck Award for Documentation recog­nizes quality original research and writing on the history or evolution of electronic communication technology in a published book, several articles in the AWA Review or AWA Journal or other publically available periodical, or long-running web site. Preference will be given to sub­jects that have not been covered elsewhere. Assembly of a library of sig­nificant re­search re­sources, with that library being available to outside us­ers, is consid­ered favorably. 

The AWA Houck Award for Preservation, named in honor of radio pioneer Harry Houck, rec­ognizes the acquisition, preservation, and documentation of an outstanding collection of electronic communication artifacts by an individual or group. The collection may fo­cus on a specific class of device, a particular time span, a certain country of origin; or may be unlimited in scope. A preference goes to a collector who makes the collection and/or related data base available for research use; like­wise, aid given to other collectors / researchers is considered favorably.

Houck Award – Documentation

  • 1971 Thorn Mayes
  • 1972 Bruce Kelley
  • 1973 Gerald Tyne
  • 1974 Lou Moreau
  • 1975 William Breniman
  • 1976 Howard Schrader
  • 1977 Ralph Williams
  • 1978 Don deNeuf
  • 1979 Ivan Coggeshall
  • 1980 Lloyd Espenschied
  • 1981 Alan Douglas
  • 1982 *
  • 1983 Kaye Weedon
  • 1984 Floyd Paul
  • 1985 Hugh Aiken
  • 1986 Bill Fizette
  • 1987 John Nagle
  • 1988 Don Patterson
  • 1989 Bob Morris
  • 1990 Morgan McMahon
  • 1991 John Anderson
  • 1992 Tom Lewis
  • 1993 Bill Holly
  • 1994 Edwin Lyon
  • 1995 Mike Adams
  • 1996 William Orr
  • 1997 *
  • 1998 John Bryant/Harold Cones
  • 1999 Ludwell Sibley
  • 2000 *
  • 2001 Brian Belanger
  • 2002 Marc Ellis
  • 2003 Bart Lee
  • 2004 Bob Paquette
  • 2005 *
  • 2006 Carlos Alberto Fazano
  • 2007 Eric Wenaas
  • 2008 *
  • 2009 Jane & Buford Chidester
  • 2010 John Dilks
  • 2011 Ivor Hughes/David Evans
  • 2012 *
  • 2013 *
  • 2014 *
  • 2015 *
  • 2016 *
  • ​2017 David and Julia Bart
  • 2018   David Hochfelder
  • 2019   Len Arzoomanian ​

Houck Award – Preservation

  • 1972     Ed Raser
  • 1973     Robert Merriam
  • 1974     Warren Green
  • 1975     Stuart Davis
  • 1976     Wayne Nelson
  • 1977     Vance Phillips
  • 1978     Lauren Peckham
  • 1979     Joseph Pavek
  • 1980     Ralph Muchow
  • 1981     John Caperton
  • 1982     Fred Hammond
  • 1983     Bro. Pat Dowd
  • 1984     Rex Matlack
  • 1985     Ralph Williams
  • 1986     *
  • 1987     *
  • 1988     Robert Lozier
  • 1989     Bruce Kelley
  • 1990     Charles Dachis
  • 1991     Bob Paquette
  • 1992     Al Jones
  • 1993      Mike Feher
  • 1994     *
  • 1995     Perham Museum
  • 1996     Jerry Vanicek
  • 1997     *
  • 1998     Museum of History & Tech
  • 1999     Jim & Felicia Kreuzer
  • 2000     *
  • 2001     Robert Schaumleffel
  • 2002     John Dilks
  • 2003     Ron Frisbie
  • 2004     Edward Gable
  • 2005     *
  • 2006     August Link
  • 2007     *
  • 2008     Ron Lawrence
  • 2009     John Jenkins
  • 2010     June Poppele, William Endres and 
  •               Ken Hoagland
  • 2011     Richard Ransley
  • 2012     Eric Wenaas
  • 2013     Merrill Bancroft
  • 2014     *
  • 2015     Cal. Historical Radio Society
  • 2016     *
  • ​2017     New Jersey Antique Radio Club
  • 2018     ​Pete Varounis
  • ​2019     Erich Brueschke