On Wednesday, June 9 — during the second day of the two-day Mid-Atlantic Broadcasters Conference held at Trump Plaza — Pinky Kravitz was bestowed the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award by the New Jersey Broadcasters Association.
The 82-year-old Ventnor resident has been broadcasting in the Atlantic City market for 53 years, including from nearly every A.C. casino. Currently he broadcasts his Pinky’s Corner talk-radio show from the Borgata 4-6pm weekdays on WOND 1400 AM, and does a Saturday evening television show on WMGM-TV 40 out of Linwood from 7:30-8pm. He also writes a weekly column for Atlantic City Weekly.
Paul S. Rotella, president of the New Jersey Broadcasters Association, announced Kravitz as the first recipient of the award at the conference.
“Pinky Kravitz has been called the most significant radio personality in the history of New Jersey, and more Mr. Atlantic City than Mr. Peanut ever was,” said Rotella. “He is an important and impartial advocate for Atlantic City and, indeed, all of New Jersey.”
“I’ve been honored by many organizations over the years,” said Kravitz, “but when it comes from your peers, the industry that you’ve devoted a large portion of your life to, it’s very gratifying.”