LAS VEGAS, Nev. -

The National Association of Broadcasters is honoring a Madison broadcast engineer for his contributions to the industry.

Leonard Charles, director of engineering, Midwest, at Morgan Murphy Media, received the NAB Service to Broadcast Engineering award which recognizes those who have provided extraordinary service to the industry that may not have been broadly recognized.

Charles has served on the FCC National Advisory Committee for the Emergency Alert System and has been recognized for his work in improving the EAS and for educating broadcasters on EAS compliance.

He's also served on the Wisconsin State Emergency Communications Committee and its Amber Alert Committee, the Dane County EAS Committee, the MSTV Engineering Committee and the NAB TV Technology Committee.

Charles and other broadcast engineers were honored Wednesday at the NAB's annual conference in Las Vegas.

Channel3000 and WISC-TV are owned and operated by Morgan Murphy Media.