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CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO WIKY-FM
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.
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
The NAB Show Radio Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, featured a presentation
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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