2006 Goodyear Award
Norman Schrutt retired September 20, 1996 as President of Owned Radio Stations for Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. Schrutt’s corporate responsibilities included supervision of the company’s stations in Chicago, Washington, Dallas, Atlanta and Minneapolis. He also consulted the company’s radio interest in the Scandinavian Broadcast System, which owns ten stations throughout Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Schrutt joined Capital Cities in 1963 at its Buffalo (WKBW) facility as an Account Executive. In 1971 he was made local sales manager and general sales manager in 1974. He was named general manager in 1977. In 1980 he was tapped to manage the company’s two Los Angeles radio stations and the next year was transferred to Atlanta to manage the new purchase of WKHX AM/FM. In 1987 he was named to his past position as a result of restructuring following the acquisition of the American Broadcasting Companies by Capital Cities, Inc. Schrutt is a past Gabriel and Clio award winner signifying national recognition for station public service campaigns. Additionally, the Atlanta stations were recipients of the 1995 Joseph P. Dougherty Award for outstanding public service among all Capital Cities/ABC stations. He has served on the boards of the Country Music Association, Atlanta Better Business Bureau, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Association of Broadcasters, Atlanta Radio Association and the All Radio Negotiating Committee. In January 2, 1997 he formed a new company, Schurutt & Katz, Inc., representing broadcast talent. The company represents over 20 radio personalities across the country.