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April 12, 2011
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LAS VEGAS -- WRVW-FM Nashville, TN 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.

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

"As Nashville's heritage Top 40 station, 1075 The River has been enriching the lives of listeners in the Nashville area for over 15 years. The true power of the radio station is not in the fun we have, the number of songs we play or the prizes we award; it's in the ways we're able to give back to our community and affect people's lives in a positive way. In 2010, 107.5 The River listeners helped raise over $500,000 for multiple charities in the Middle Tennessee area. In May of 2010, Middle Tennessee suffered devastating damage due to flooding. Clear Channel Radio Nashville suspended all regular programming for one day to address the immediate needs of our listeners. We also partner yearly with Children's Miracle Network for "The River Hope Radiothon" supporting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. The funds raised stay in Middle Tennessee to support research for children. 107.5 The River donated an additional $400,000 in airtime and 750 staff hours to causes and organizations in the community. Further, 107.5 The River aired 239 public service announcements, 89 hours of no-charge broadcasting, 52 hours of public affairs programming, 18,383 promotional announcements and 993 hours of news and weather."

For more information on WRVW-FM's accomplishments, contact Tom English 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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