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April 12, 2011
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LAS 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.

Ten winners were chosen among 50 finalists. Recipients were recognized at today's NAB Show Radio Luncheon.

KIKV-FM provided this description of its accomplishments in 2010:

"Surrounded 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."

For more information on KIKV-FM's accomplishments, contact David Vagle at

Today's 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 by Brian 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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