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Hall of Fame

Lynn Deppen, President and Shareholder, Forever Media, Inc.
Alan B. Frank, Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Sinclair Broadcast Group

Induction into the Pennsylvania Association of broadcasters Hall of Fame will take place every year at the Gold Medal Dinner. There shall be a radio and television inductee each year. Hall of Fame designation is awarded to persons of broadcast station ownership or management commemorating careers of merit and distinction.

2022 Award Recipients: Lynn Deppen, President and Shareholder, Forever Media, Inc. & Alan Frank, Senior Vice President, Sinclair Broadcasting

Lynn Deppen bio: As President and Shareholder of forever Media, Inc., Lynn is responsible for all operations, business, and growth of Forever Media with 62 radio station located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey.

Deppen previously served as Director of Engineering and Technical Operations of Forever Broadcasting, Keymarket Communications, and the Sinclair Broadcast Radio Group, planning growth, capital expenses and overseeing operations.

Lynn has built many new radio stations from scratch, including multi-station transmitter sites, new tower facilities, and studio complexes up to 35,000 square feet using the newest of technologies.
He has filed many FCC applications, upgrading and moving FM stations to change location and improve their coverage.

Deppen was first into station ownership when he and his partner made their first FCC application in 1985 and put on their first station in Benton, PA.

Earlier in his career, Lynn worked at other major broadcasters like Taft Broadcasting in Buffalo, NY and Plough Broadcasting in Tampa, FL, and later formed his own consulting company.
In 1977 he graduated from Electronic Institutes in Harrisburg, PA with an Associates Degree in Electronics and Computer Technology as well as an FCC First Class Radio Telephone License. He also continues to hold an Amateur Radio Extra Class license call sign N3IN.

In 1999 Lynn started painting as a hobby and has exhibited his art throughout western Pennsylvania, winning awards and being published many times. His work can be seen at

Alan Frank bio: Alan B. Frank currently serves as Senior Vice President and Group Manager for Sinclair Broadcast Group where he oversees 29 stations. He began his career with Sinclair Broadcasting in 1991. He previously served in station management and sales roles in a variety of stations throughout Pennsylvania, Florida, and New York in his 50-year broadcasting career. While in Pittsburgh he created the first television LMA/JSA, WPFH/WPTT. Mr. Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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