March 23, 2020

Craig Parshall, General Counsel





Jack Pelon Receives NRB Milestone Award

Jack Pelon receiving the NRB Milestone AwardNASHVILLE, Tennessee (NRB) – Pillar of Fire Radio Network’s Jack Pelon 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.”

Jack Pelon’s career in radio began just after his return from service with the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. His first opportunity came in 1969 with KLIR-FM/KRKS-AM in Denver. There he developed excellence in all aspects of radio broadcasting including on-air, programming, and engineering in both general and Christian radio. He eventually became the General Manager of KRKS.

In the 1990s, Pelon became General Manager of KWBI-FM and served in leadership with the Western Chapter of NRB for several years. Today, Pelon serves as General Manager of KPOF where he pioneered Colorado’s first AM HD signal and recently added FM translator coverage.

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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