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CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO KBHP-FM
VEGAS -- KBHP-FM Bemidji, Minn. 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. Recipients were recognized at today's NAB Show Radio Luncheon.
provided this description of its accomplishments in 2009:
Bemidji is located in Northwestern Minnesota, between Canada and Minneapolis/St.
Paul and is home to legendary folk hero Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue
ox, the 2009 "Frozen Four" Bemidji State University "Cinderella"
hockey team, and KBHP-FM. Like the mighty lumberjack and the awesome University
skaters, KBHP's 100,000-watt signal sweeps across the area, responding
to listeners' needs by raising $759,876 in 2009 for community organizations,
collecting 16,560 pounds of food and 2,000 winter clothing items for needy
families. KBHP's weekday 20-minute public affairs program "Chat-About"
enriched listeners' lives by examining issues of local concern and featuring
254 guests representing 171 organizations. Loggers and hockey enthusiasts
alike rely on KBHP for comprehensive weather reports, and current local,
state and national news. In 2009, more than 4,450 minutes of local PSAs
were broadcast valued at $125,000. The annual "24 Hour Radiothon
to End Child Abuse" provided awareness and education on child abuse,
and raised $54,393 - bringing its 21 year total to $764,063 dedicated
to protecting children. KBHP is local radio, with a dedicated professional
staff who contributed 1,700 hours in volunteer service. KBHP: serving
communities, embracing localism, playing a vital role in the lives of
our listeners since 1972.
For more information on KBHP-FM's accomplishments, contact Lou Buron at
Show Radio Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, featured a presentation by Phil
Hendrie, nationally syndicated radio host and satirist. During the
luncheon, legendary Texas radio personality Ron
Chapman was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
the 2010 NAB Show
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