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April 17, 2012
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LAS VEGAS -- WKRQ-FM Cincinnati, OH 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.

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

"How does radio break through the noise? WKRQ does it by taking paths less traveled. In Cincinnati, WKRQ walks a unique programming, community service and ratings path. While raising $4.4 million for charities and devoting 2,782 hours of community service WKRQ has grown to #1 Women 25-54 and #3 Adults 25-54. WKRQ is inspired by the lives of its listeners, helping raise $2 million for breast cancer with events like Q102's Bosom Ball. WKRQ's Jeff & Jenn Mornings were awarded City Beat Magazine's 2011 Best Radio Personality and were Cincinnati's #1 morning show Women 25-54. Jeff & Jenn's charitable outreach included the "Little Red Dress Party" for the Heart Association and Jeff & Jenn's "Bras Across the Bridge" for breast cancer. WKRQ's Brian and Laura Afternoons also touched the community. Not only was Brian and Laura's show #1 with Women 25-54 but Brian was honored as a "Pink Tie Guy" - a select group of men chosen to promote Susan G. Komen. WKRQ, nominated for the 2011 NAB Marconi Radio Award for Large Market Station of the Year, aired over 12,600 minutes of public service airtime for its outreach initiatives while remaining #1 on Cincinnati's airwaves...that's a path less traveled."

For more information on WKRQ-FM's accomplishments, contact Jim Bryant 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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