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April 12, 2011
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LAS VEGAS -- KUZZ-FM Bakersfield, CA 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.

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

"To meet the challenges facing more than 700 local nonprofits in 2010, KUZZ rolled up its sleeves and got to work. In addition to increasing our presence at local fundraisers and events, we doubled our efforts to provide our community with more opportunities to tell their stories and promoted their causes through in-studio and on-location interviews. Our 26-person staff contributed 907 hours of volunteer time to 42 local groups and organizations. KUZZ chose safety as our primary initiative for 2010, and focused on the different aspects of the issue through our public service programming and station promotional announcements. Along the way, our support of events for the American Cancer Society raised over $2.3 million. At the Great American Clean-up, our KUZZ Community Crew of 67, comprised of our staff and listeners, joined with 8,110 volunteers in a single day city-wide event. For St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, we helped raise $879,000, and our 'KUZZ Cares for Kids at Christmas' campaign provided 1,500 gifts for 70 local families. Altogether in 2010 we helped our community raise more than $5.3 million and devoted 7,534 minutes of public service programming to community concerns and events."

For more information on KUZZ-FM's accomplishments, contact Sylvia Cariker 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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