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April 12, 2011
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LAS VEGAS -- WKLX-FM Bowling Green, KY 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.

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

"In 2010, Bowling Green, Kentucky (Home of the Corvette, Fruit of the Loom and 100.7 SAM) and its residents faced incredible needs. 100.7 WKLX-FM answered! Demonstrating the power of local radio, SAM-FM led its loyal listeners in countless events to impact the lives of thousands -sponsoring over 50 nonprofit organizations and helping raise almost $1 million for those in need of a helping hand. WKLX's cornerstone event, 'Stuff the Bus,' was an overwhelming success. By living in a school bus for 99 hours, morning host Tony Rose and the WKLX team filled a school bus with over 12,000 pounds of school supplies. Donating these supplies to area schools freed up over $500,000 in school budgets to use on other education opportunities. The first ever Holiday Bash also proved to be a huge success. This live concert event and auction, co-organized by SAM-FM, netted over $114,000 in one evening and gave 10 local charities a much needed boost right before Christmas! WKLX cemented its place as a superior community partner by motivating listeners to get involved and make a difference for neighbors in need. In 2010, SAM-FM defined what it means to be a GREAT radio station in Bowling Green, Kentucky!"

For more information on WKLX-FM's accomplishments, contact Dale Thornhill 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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