3/28/2013 6:45 AM
Sam Foti is still providing inspiration to his son. And he will be in the room when Frank Foti receives the NAB
Radio Engineering Achievement Award in Las Vegas.
Frank told me this week, “I remember, as a young boy, standing and watching
him tinker with stuff on the weekend. He could create or fix anything.”
describes his dad as having been “the voice of reason all my life. Couldn’t
tell you how many times he’d tell me, ‘Frankie, THINK!’ when faced with a
Sam Foti, like his son, has an entrepreneurial spirit; son describes father as self-made. “He’s a
mechanical engineering genius; and I meant that literally. He began his
business at age 50, with four people. Today, his company Hosemaster is 300+
strong and tops in their field.”
Frank Foti said Sam
Foti’s business advice has always been to keep things simple and use common
sense — along with applying a strong work ethic.
Father and son are shown above in a 2005 photo. Look for Radio
World’s profile of Frank Foti in April. Meantime, below is the full list of award winners over the years.
winners of the NAB Engineering Achievement
are listed. Beginning in 1991, radio and TV winners were named; radio
John T. Wilner
Raymond F. Guy
Ralph N. Harmon
Dr. George R. Town
John H. DeWitt Jr
Edward W. Allen Jr.
Carl J. Meyers
Robert M. Morris
Howard A. Chinn
Jarrett L. Hathaway
John M. Sherman
A. James Ebel.
Joseph B. Epperson
John D. Silva
Dr. Frank G. Kear
Daniel H. Smith
John A. Moseley
Robert W. Flanders
James D. Parker
Wallace E. Johnson
Otis S. Freeman
Carl E. Smith
Dr. George Brown
Renville H. McMann
Edward Edison & Robert L. Hammett
Robert M. Silliman
Charles T. Morgan
John W. Reiser
E. Glynn Walden
Benjamin Dawson & Ronald Rackley
Louis A. King
Thomas B. Silliman
L. Robert du Treil
2013 Frank Foti
1 comment(s) so far...
By Jenn McCutchen on
4/26/2013 12:57 PM
Re: 'Frankie, THINK!'
Congratulations Frank! I guess now we know what thing of yours goes up past 11.... EGO!! You rock man...I'll never forget the good times at Z-100. Now THAT was radio!