CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO KCVM-FM
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.
provided this description of its accomplishments in 2011:
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
For more information on KCVM-FM's accomplishments, contact Jim Coloff at email@example.com.
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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