CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO WSOY-AM
VEGAS -- WSOY-AM Decatur, IL 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:
"born" on April 5, 1925, WSOY broadcast from rented space on
the seventh floor of a building in downtown Decatur, Il. The humble launch
of this local station soon claimed grand space in the hearts of listeners.
In addition to coverage of local news and issues, the people of the greater
Decatur area recognize WSOY's role as the leader for local causes. For
87 years, WSOY has stood for unprecedented community services and action,
and 2011 was an extraordinary year. The 10th Annual Community Food Drive
collected a record 640,000 pounds of food for Catholic Charities and the
Salvation Army, bringing our total to more than 2.6 million lbs of food.
WSOY raised $190,000 to fill the gap for Meals on Wheels and helped secure
$1.5 million to fund the program for the next five years. In 2011, WSOY
directly raised more than $1.1 million dollars for the Decatur area (pop.
92,500) and our nine employees put in 1,200 hours of volunteer time. In
2011, WSOY was honored with the Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of
the Year award and with the United Way's "Company that Cares,"
the community's highest award. WSOY embodies the Neuhoff Media philosophy,
Media Made Locally."
For more information on WSOY-AM's accomplishments, contact Mark Hanson 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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