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April 17, 2012
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LAS VEGAS -- KCVM-FM Cedar Falls, IA 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 who were honored at today's NAB Show Radio Luncheon.

KCVM-FM provided this description of its accomplishments in 2011:

"The word "service" is not just another pretty face at KCVM. It appears on three occasions in their mission statement. In 2011, KCVM donated over 18,450 minutes of air-time to non-profit groups and organizations. The station's own 501-C3 charity, Magical Mix Kids, took their 12th annual trip with 14 children with chronic and terminal illnesses on an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World. The organization raised $62,000 to take 61 family members on the annual dream vacation. Station staff donated over 812 hours to this effort, and an additional 822 hours for many other worthy causes. In 2011, staff sought another way to make an impact and created a new city celebration - Oktoberfest Cedar Valley. In its first year the event drew 750 people and raised $6,500 for 11 different charities. The station was instrumental in a community-wide effort to take WWII Vets on Honor Flight trips to Washington DC; the efforts raised over $220,000. The station aired documentary programs that supported education; provided help during the financial crisis; promoted animal welfare and recognized community heroes. Overall, KCVM contributed to campaigns that raised $875,000 for organizations."

For more information on KCVM-FM's accomplishments, contact Jim Coloff at

Today's 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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