One of the highlights of the annual NAB convention in Las Vegas is the "radio luncheon," and the awarding of the Crystal Radio Awards. These are awards that are given away to radio stations who have performed exceptional public service for their local communities. The stories that are told on how local radio helps their community are definitely heart tuggers. And, what's great about witnessing these presentations is how thrilled the people who win are at getting the awards. This morning, the NAB issued the following press release to announce the finalists for the Crystal Radio Awards...the staffs on this list are already winners for the way they helped the people in their towns and cities...
NAB CRYSTAL RADIO AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Association of Broadcasters announced the
50 finalists for the 2009 Crystal Radio Awards competition today. Since 1987,
the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their
outstanding year-round commitment to community service.
year's finalists are:
||WGHT-AM Pompton Lakes,
|KKLI-FM Colorado Springs,
|KLRC-FM Siloam Springs,
|KOZT-FM Fort Bragg,
|KRSP-FM Salt Lake
|KSFI-FM Salt Lake
|KSL-AM Salt Lake
||WPOZ-FM Altamonte Springs,
||WQRB-FM Eau Claire,
||WTUZ-FM New Philadelphia,
Radio Award finalists were chosen by a panel of judges representing
broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms.
Finalists will be honored and winners announced at the Radio Luncheon, sponsored
by ASCAP, on Tuesday, April 21, during the NAB Show in Las
The Radio Luncheon will feature a keynote address by Dave
Ramsey, popular national radio personality and personal money management
expert. Legendary sportscaster Vin
Scully will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.