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April 13, 2010
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LAS VEGAS -- KCVM-FM Cedar Falls, Iowa 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.

KCVM-FM provided this description of its accomplishments in 2009:

The word "service" is significant for locally owned and operated KCVM. In fact, it appears on three occasions in their mission statement. It means more than just serving during a local crisis or time of need. It is 24/7, 365. In 2009, KCVM continued it's commitment to community service by donating more than 20,820 minutes of air time valued at $728,100 to nonprofit groups and organizations. The station's own 501(c)(3) charity, Magical Mix Kids, took their 10th annual trip with 14 children with chronic and terminal illnesses on an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World. The organization raised $65,500 to take the 59 family members on the annual dream vacation. Station staff donated more than 725 hours to this effort, and an additional 850 hours to many other worthy causes, for a total of 1,575 hours. The staff provided gifts for 2,400 needy children during the holidays. They opened, decorated and staffed the Holiday of Hope Headquarters in an empty storefront at the mall. The station initiated documentary programs to support education, help during the financial crisis, promote animal welfare and recognize community heroes. Overall, KCVM contributed to campaigns that raised $725,000 for area organizations.

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

The NAB 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.

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