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April 12, 2011
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LAS VEGAS -- KIOA-FM Des Moines, IA 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.

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

"Making a Difference. It's about helping, having heart and being committed to continuously give back to our community. In 2010, 93.3 KIOA made a difference. We worked to collect over 8,000 shoes, coats and mittens for Des Moines area children with the 'Shoes That Fit' campaign. KIOA educated our listeners and placed mentoring front and center with '30 Mentors in 30 Days.' KIOA's 'Hearts and Homes' fundraiser received over $150,000 for displaced women, and we provided life-saving tips and early warning signs for breast cancer. KIOA staff not only wrapped their arms around these events on-air, but off the air, too. KIOA's philosophy provides more than just a voice for a cause; it provides answers to questions and problems facing the community. In 2010, KIOA committed over 36,000 minutes of on-air time and over 375 hours to organizations and charities to better serve our community. Whether on the air or off the clock, 93.3 KIOA staffers are committed to making a difference in central Iowa. KIOA's passion for our community is what separates us from the rest. We are all extremely privileged and proud to work for our listeners, for our community and for 93.3 KIOA."

For more information on KIOA-FM's accomplishments, contact Jeff Delvaux 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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