At each of its luncheons honoring a well-known celebrity, Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters also honors one of its members, who may or may not be a celebrity in the usual sense of the word, but who nonetheless has made a significant contribution to broadcasting. The other criterion for this honor is that the member must also be age 60 or older. On this page, you will find pictures of and information about our most recent inductee into the Diamond Circle. If you click on "Past Recipients" just below this paragraph, another window will open showing you a list of all the distinguished broadcasting pioneers who have been inducted into this most honorable Diamond Circle in years past.

Past Recipients

Mary Beth Garber

Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters' Past Vice President Larry Vanderveen presented the organization's Diamond Circle Award to Mary Beth Garber at the April 29, 2016 luncheon honoring Barbara Eden. Below are Mr. Vanderveen's remarks introducing Ms. Garber.

Broadcasters throughout Southern California and the United States owe a great deal to today's Diamond Circle honoree.

Mary Beth Garber has dedicated her career to showcasing and proving the continuing power and value of radio and television. She is Executive Vice President for Media Strategy for Katz Media Group.

A former Vice president of Broadcast Media for Walt Disney, as former President of the Southern California Broadcasters Association, she co-produced studies that helped make Southern California the first one billion dollar radio market in the nation.

Her comments and articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Medialife magazine and other advertising trade publications, and she’s been a featured speaker or panelist for more than 50 organizations around the country.

Our industry has recognized Ms. Garber with the Radio “Legend” Award, and she was Radio Ink’s “Broadcaster of the Year, as well as recipient of the Alliance for Women in Media Genii Award for Excellence in Radio. For the past 15 years she’s been one of Radio Ink’s most influential women in radio.

The numerous boards and executive boards that proudly welcome her involvement include Variety the Children’s Charity, Alliance for Women In Media/Southern California, thinkLA and our own Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.

It is now my pleasure to present Mary Beth Garber with our Diamond Circle Award.

Mary Beth Garber accepts her award from Larry Vanderveen

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