Gold & Silver Circles

What Is The GOLD Circle?

Like the Silver Circle, the Gold Circle exists to honor those who have reached the highest level of service to the industry, with 50 years or more of credit to their names.

Gold Circle nominees can often trace their careers back to the early days of television in our area and are true pioneers in the television arts and sciences. As with the Silver Circle, the Mid-America Board of Governors solicits nominations of those who deserve this highest honor.

Once again, the nominated individual’s contributions can be in service to the industry, to NATAS, to the community or to people training for a career in the field and nominees are accepted from performing, creative, technical or administrative roles within the industry or from areas directly related to television such as commercial productions, journalism or education. Neither nominators nor nominees need to be members of NATAS and retirees are eligible for this honor.

What Is The Silver Circle?

Television professionals who have served the industry with distinction for 25 years or more can be invited to join the Silver Circle, an honor bestowed by the Mid-America chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to recognize the outstanding contributions of these individuals.

Not everyone who has worked in television for 25 year is deserving of this honor. To find those exceptional professionals worth including, the Mid-America NATAS Board of Governors solicits nominations from individuals, businesses and stations in our region.

The nominated individual’s contributions can be in service to the industry, to NATAS, to the community or to people training for a career in the field.  Nominees are accepted from performing, creative, technical or administrative roles within the industry or from areas directly related to television such as commercial productions, journalism or education. Neither nominators nor nominees need to be members of NATAS.

Gold CIRCLE HONOREES
50 YEARS

The Gold Circle recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to television for fifty years or more. The broadcast pioneers who become part of this distinguished group have had significant careers in many different aspects of the industry – engineering, management, on-air, technical, production, administration, talent.

2019 Inductee

Morsie Eagles

2018 InducteeS

MIKE NARISI

Dick Preston

Steve Stephens

2017 InducteeS

Jim Pitcock

Lew Short

Dennis Riggs

2016 Inductee

Len Dawson

2013 Inductee

EDWARD J. “TED” KOPLAR

2011 Inductee

Rod Gelatt

2009 Inductee

Jim King

2007 InducteeS

BOB GARGER

RAY HOFFSTETTER

WALT BODINE

B.J. SAMS

2006 Inductee

Dick Ford

Silver CIRCLE HONOREES
25 YEARS

The Silver Circle recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to television for twenty-five years or more. The broadcast pioneers who become part of this distinguished group have had significant careers in many different aspects of the industry – engineering, management, on-air, technical, production, administration, talent.

2019 Inductees

Thom Cornelis

Wendy Ellis

Theresa Bryant

Gary MetivieR

Chris Minor

Don Sharp

"Aunt" Norma Champion

Tom TrTan

2018 Inductees

Jenifer Andrews

Peggy Breit

Semmie Buffin

Elliot Davis

John Holt

Bob Steel

2017 Inductees

Larry Foley

Carolyn Long

Erin Hayes

Paul Schankman

2016 Inductees

STEVE GRANT

MIKE IRWIN

2015 Inductees

BRYAN BUSBY

JAYNE RUBEN

PAULA SANDS

MIKE SHIPLEY

MIKE SPISSINGER

2014 Inductees

BOB CLARK

DIANA DAVIS

NED REYNOLDS

JOHNNY ROWLANDS

2013 Inductees

DOUG QUICK

MICHAEL STROOT

LARRY WASHINGTON

2012 Inductees

MIKE BUSH

CYNTHIA NEWSOME

KRIS KETZ

TERRY SHOPTAW

2011 Inductees

JACK HARRY

DAVE SHAUL

2010 Inductees

DAN HENRY

MARTIN DUGGAN

MICHAEL MCDONALD

MICHEAL MAHONEY

SUZI SCHRAPPEN

WENDALL ANSCHUTZ

2009 Inductees

TOM O’NEAL

SHARON STEVENS

MICHAEL MURRAY

RANDALL DIXON

2008 Inductees

SPENCER KOCH

LARRY CONNERS

MIKE THOMPSON

2007 Inductees

CHRISTINE BUCK

CYNTHIA SMITH

Michael “Mike” Dorman

LARRY MOORE

2006 Inductees

PHIL WITT

JENNIFER BLOME

ART HOLLIDAY

ALLAN COHEN

STACEY WOELFEL

2005 Inductees

KAREN FOSS

CHERYL K. MCDONALD

DENNIS M. RIGGS

Tom Martin

Bill Reed

2004 Inductees

Irv Davis

Dick Preston

2002 Inductees

John Auble

Mary Cannon

Michael Hardgrove

Robin Smith

Al Wiman

2001 Inductees

Bob Bell

Betsy Bruce

Paul Campbell

Joey Ford

Charles Guggenheim

Susan Heinket Bayer

Kathi Mcdonald

Phill Rock

1999 Inductees

Edward Fergus

Dick Ford

Barbara Regnell

Cliff St. James

Nancy St. James

Sid Savan

Diane Allen

George Burbach

Russ Carter

Clint Crandall

Dick Keefe

Pat Williamson

1997 Inductees

WilBer Allmeyer

Marty Bronson

Don Burnes

Howard demere

HARRY GIBBS

Bob Hooss

Julius Hunter

Stan Kann

Leo Tevlin

Ellen Wallach

Andy Werner

Diane White

Jim Bolen

Jack Buck

Frank Eschen

Jack Murdoch

Charlotte Peters

1996 Inductees

CHARLES BOHN

LEE CAVANAGH

DOTTYE BENNETT DAVID

BONNIE DEWES

Joe Garagiola

Keith Gunther

Bruce Hayward

Fran Hunt

DEAN KEUNE

THOM LEWIS

Jim Marlowe

Don Marsh

Dr. John Rider

Larry Ward

Bob Chase

Wilson Dalzall

Russ David

Bill Fields

Harold Koplar