The University of Alabama

WVUA’s Roy Clem Named ABA Broadcaster of the Year

Roy Clem

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Roy Clem, director of Commercial Broadcast Operations and general manager for WVUA/WUOA, housed in The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences, has been named 2012 Broadcaster of the Year by the Alabama Broadcasters Association.

Criteria for the distinction include industry involvement that improves broadcasting service and its public image; community involvement in projects and programming that improve quality of life in the service area; and involvement in special projects that contribute to the betterment of broadcasting and the quality of life and environment in general.

“To say I was shocked at the announcement is an understatement,” Clem said. “I can only say that I am very honored and deeply humbled by this recognition. I know that this award was only made possible by the great fortune I have had to work with so many wonderful people who are truly dedicated to the service of our viewers and clients, the service of our communities and state and to the service of our nation.”

As Broadcaster of the Year, Clem was also named to the ABA Hall of Fame, established to recognize broadcasters for their leadership, achievement and contributions to the industry.

Clem has been GM of WVUA since 2005 and became director of commercial broadcast operations for the station in 2007.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.