CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO KFOR-AM
VEGAS -- KFOR-AM Lincoln, NE today was awarded the National Association
of Broadcasters' Crystal Radio Award. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio
Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round
commitment to community service.
were chosen among 50 finalists.
Recipients were recognized at today's NAB Show Radio Luncheon.
87 years, the legendary KFOR has stood for integrity, unparalleled community
service and live, local programming. In 2010, KFOR's generous listeners
specifically requested Christmas gifts for over 3,400 less fortunate children.
KFOR raised $41,000 solely from on-air appeals (over $1 million raised
since 1948) for our Operation Santa Clause program. In 2010, hungry people
in need benefited from KFOR's assistance in raising $18,900 for the Food
Bank of Lincoln. Donations of $60,000 were received for the March of Dimes
through our co-sponsorship of the Celebrity Chefs Auction. Over $110,000
was raised at the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. From reading in
schools to emceeing charity events, KFOR employees donated over 1,100
hours of volunteer time to community outreach. More than 1,100 PSAs translated
into over $44,000 in free airtime. KFOR interviewed 400+ people for our
on-air community service programs, 'Lincoln Live' and 'Problems &
Solutions.' Other public service interviews numbered more than 500. Our
four-person morning team has a combined total of 106 years at KFOR and
personality Cathy Blythe has won two NAB Marconi Radio Awards. KFOR is
the consistent leader in our community of 250,000, perfectly exemplifying
everything the NAB Crystal Radio Award represents."
information on KFOR-AM's accomplishments, contact Gary Buchanan at email@example.com.
NAB Show Radio Luncheon also featured a presentation of the NAB Crystal
Heritage Award to KBHP-FM
Bemidji, MN and a review of radio's opportunities in the digital future
Cooley, CNET's senior commentator. Legendary radio personality Gerry
House was also inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The
luncheon was sponsored by ASCAP.
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