March 23, 2020

Craig Parshall, General Counsel





Don Hughes Receives NRB Milestone Award

Don Hughes receiving the NRB Milestone AwardNASHVILLE, Tennessee (NRB) – NewLife Radio’s Don Hughes received an NRB Milestone Award during the presentation of the NRB Special Service Awards at the NRB 2020 Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

Longevity in any field is becoming a rarity, and exemplary service in Christian broadcasting for 50 years — or more — is a feat worthy of recognition and applause. Through its Milestone Award, NRB honors the industry pioneers who brought Christian communications to the place of respect and achievement it enjoys today.

“Every one of these recipients raises the bar for all believers,” Janet Parshall, NRB’s Chairman of the Board, said of all the award winners during the NRB 2020 Closing Gala with Special Service Awards on February 28. “They are a picture of what it means to be completely dedicated to the cause of Christ no matter what – to be completely sold out to the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Hughes has worked in the Atlanta, Charlotte, and Columbia TV-Radio markets, as well as smaller markets in his broadcasting career. He has put a dozen full-power Christian stations and more than 40 translators on the air in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado.

In 1992, Hughes put KJIL on the air in a town of 1,500 people and established the vision for what would grow to be a two-million-dollar-a-year ministry reaching into four states. KJIL received Station of the Year honors five times under his leadership. One of the Station of the Year awards came from NRB. Hughes also promoted concerts and special events that drew capacity crowds. These events were conducted in each area where he worked in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and in the four-state area in the Great Plains.

The NRB Milestone Award was one of 27 awards that were presented during the NRB 2020 Convention, which took place February 25-28 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. For the complete list of 2020 award recipients, click here.

About NRB

NRB is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. NRB’s mission is two-fold: To protect the free speech rights of our members to speak Biblical truth, by advocating those rights in governmental, corporate, and media sectors; and To foster excellence, integrity, and accountability in our membership by providing networking, educational, ministry, and relational opportunities. Learn more at

About the NRB Convention

The annual NRB Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic and award-winning Exposition consists of dozens of organizations and is an active marketplace for those seeking products and services to enhance their own organization. The next Convention will be held at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center & Resort in Grapevine, Texas, March 15-18, 2021. For more information, go to




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