CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO KBOW-AM
VEGAS -- KBOW-AM Butte, MT 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.
provided this description of its accomplishments in 2011:
550am has been locally-owned and operated for the past 64 years. Born
in 1947, KBOW is the local voice of the people living on the Richest Hill
on Earth, Butte, Montana. KBOW serves the people as their eyes, ears and
voice. We are the reflection of the citizens in this area. We truly serve
the community by organizing, participating, volunteering, and promoting
numerous events that positively impact our community. In 2011, KBOW aired
4,500 minutes (75 hours] of Public Service Announcements. In addition,
KBOW was a major sponsor of seven large events with staff contributing
nearly 400 total hours. One of the major events was a two-day benefit
that raised $100,000 for a 15 year old cancer victim. KBOW's staff volunteered
and participated in over 30 unique groups and non-profit organizations
during the past year. KBOW is proud to have the longest running talk show
in the region. "Partyline" is our one-hour talk show that has
aired at the same timeslot for the past 51 years! KBOW is dedicated to
programming that provides information desired by the community and is
formatted for the specific needs of the seven counties served in Southwestern
For more information on KBOW-AM's accomplishments, contact Ron Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAB Show Radio Luncheon also featured a presentation of the NAB Crystal
Heritage Award to KUZZ-FM
Bakersfield, CA and a keynote address from entertainer Donny
Osmond. Major League Baseball radio broadcaster Bob
Uecker was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The luncheon
was sponsored by ASCAP.
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