J. Ardell Sink CEO of Mark Media Radio Stations was honored last week in Greensboro by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters with the prestigious Wade H. Hargrove Community Leadership Award. Pictured is (left to right)President of the NCAB Dick Harlowe, J. Ardell Sink and last year’s winner Danny Highsmith, who presented Sink the award. The Wade H. Hargrove Community Leadership Award is one of the top honors given by the Association.
Sink began his radio career in the 1950’s at WBUY, Lexington, NC. Sink founded WKYK in 1967. Over the years he was involved in the ownership and operation of a dozen other stations including WTOE, Spruce Pine, WISE, Asheville, WTZQ, Hendersonville along with stations in the Charlotte, NC market and the Greenville and Charleston, SC markets. Sink has contributed to his community by serving on several boards as President or Director of local civic groups and organizations that include the United Way, Economic Development Commission, Mountain Friends, Parkway Playhouse, Blue Ridge Hospital Systems, Mayland Community College, Daniel Boone Boy Scout Council, Rotary Club and the NCAB Board of Directors. He was a 1958 Honor Graduate from High Point University. He believes in trying to make a difference for his listeners, advertisers and the communities he serves.
The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters is a statewide organization of public and commercial radio and television broadcast stations. The purpose of the Association is to promote closer cooperation and understanding among members; to make possible unified effort when unity is beneficial; to protect its
members in every lawful and proper manner from injustices and unjust exactions; to encourage and promote customs and practices which will be for the best interests of the public and the broadcasting industry; and to help educate the public and business generally concerning the uses and values of broadcasting advertising. Additional information is available on the NCAB website (www.ncbroadcast.com).