CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO KIKV-FM
VEGAS -- KIKV-FM Alexandria, MN 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.
by vacationland and farm country, KIKV-FM, a 100,000 watt regional country
music, news and information station, serves nine counties in the heartland
of Minnesota. KIKV's powerful signal reaches 100,000 listeners across
24,000 square miles. Since 1992, Arbitron has rated KIKV #1 of ten area
radio stations. In 2010, KIKV assisted local charities in raising over
$1 million. KIKV collected 14,000 pounds of food, 1,000 winter clothing
items for needy families and helped the Red Cross collect 3,167 units
of blood. The on-air support for community appeals exceeded $100,000.
In addition, over 13,000 public service announcements valued at $217,000
were broadcast. KIKV's public affairs program, 'Community Focus,' examined
issues of local concern and featured 108 guests representing 85 organizations.
KIKV's most comprehensive public service initiative is its annual 23-hour
radiothon to end child abuse. It succeeded in raising $43,000 in 2010.
Over $708,000 has been raised since KIKV's first radiothon in 1991. KIKV's
positive community image is re-enforced by its dedicated staff of 13 who
give generously of their time and energy to the towns, cities and counties
they serve. After 40 years, KIKV-FM remains a powerful voice and has helped
to enrich the lives of its listeners."
information on KIKV-FM's accomplishments, contact David Vagle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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