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April 13, 2010
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LAS VEGAS -- WIKY-FM Evansville, Ind. 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.

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

WIKY. When the original owner (grandfather of the current CEO) chose the call letters, he wanted it to show his commitment to his community and the states it would serve -Indiana and Kentucky. Sixty years later, WIKY continues to serve the Indiana, Kentucky (and Illinois) tri-state with live local news, weather and public service programming 24 hours a day. Each week, WIKY airs more than 10 hours of locally produced news, weather and public service programming. In 2009, WIKY provided air time to promote local public service and nonprofit events at a value of just under $1 million. Our air staff and management donated more than 1,000 man hours to help organize and execute these and other events, In January, a devastating ice storm crippled the community, and for many listeners WIKY was their only source of emergency information. This past summer, the WIKY Morning Show's "Riley Radiothon" raised more than $120,000 for Riley Hospital for Children. And in December, a one day remote broadcast by WIKY air staff on the coldest day of the year produced more than 16,000 Toy Town donations for distribution at Christmastime; it is not easy to separate public and community service from an average day on WIKY.

For more information on WIKY-FM's accomplishments, contact Tim Huelsing 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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