John Dorr, K1AR, Named Director of CQ World Wide DX Contest with immediate effect.
Dorr, who is a former CQ magazine Contesting Editor, CQ Contest Hall of Famer and longtime CQ World Wide DX Contest Committee member replaces Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q.
A ham since 1969, Dorr has been a member of the CQWW Contest Committee since the mid-1970s and served as CQ magazine's Contesting Editor for over 20 years, from 1989-2011. He is also a two-time medalist in the World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC), a two-time president of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club, chairman of the World Wide Radio Operators' Foundation and has been emcee of the Dayton Contest Dinner for the past 25 years. John was elected to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 1997.
Professionally, John is recently retired from a career in high technology. He was also CQ's marketing director for several years in the mid-1990s.