The public radio industry has recognized David's work by bestowing its highest honors.

Public Radio International   William H. Kling Award "For Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Public Radio," 1997.
National Public Radio   Edward E. Elson Distinguished Service Award "In Recognition of Outstanding Service to Public Radio," 1997.
Corporation for Public
  Edward R. Murrow Award "For Outstanding Contributions in Fostering the Growth, Quality, and Image of Public Radio," 1994.
Radio Research Consortium   The first Distinguished Service Award "For Contributions of the Highest Order," 1985.