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April 12, 2011
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LAS VEGAS -- WVVR-FM Clarksville, 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.

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

"Several years ago, two local citizens dreamed of a special camp that would cater to the needs of seriously ill children unable to attend regular summer camps. In 1983, their dream came true and Camp Rainbow was established near Clarksville, Tennessee. Because operation costs are high to run this kind of camp, WVVR stepped up in 2010 to help make the dreams of children, burdened by the stress of their life-threatening illness, become a reality. Raising over $55,000 through a radiothon, WVVR was able to cover over half of the operational costs for the camp in 2010 and bring a smile to many local children's faces. WVVR's efforts for Camp Rainbow, however, are only a fraction of the local community contributions WVVR has participated in throughout 2010. WVVR also helped raise over $63,000 and four truckloads full of needed supplies four days after a flood devastated parts of our community. Overall, 2010 was a landmark year for WVVR in the community with 1,215 volunteer hours worked, 20 charities helped, $296,461 raised, 10,331 school supplies gathered, 305 hours of air-time given, and 25,000 pounds of food collected. These results are a direct reflection of WVVR's commitment to serving the community."

For more information on WVVR-FM's accomplishments, contact Katie Gambill 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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