Mary Quass is the real deal. I’ve known her for 20 years and love her like a sister. (Who knows? Maybe she was my sister in a previous life.) I have very high standards when it comes to radio people, coming as I do from a family where father and brother were also dedicated broadcasters, and Mary passes all the tests. Her reaction to winning the Conclave Rockwell Award may sound like a bunch of platitudes to those who don’t know her, but those who do will recognize Mary’s complete sincerity in, first, sharing the credit with her coworkers (who all love her, by the way), and second, saying “I have loved EVERY job I’ve had in radio.” She’s not kidding. We need a whole bunch more like her.