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April 13, 2010
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LAS VEGAS -- WIL-FM St. Louis 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.

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

For WIL and its great listenership, 2009 was a year of looking forward, looking out and
lending a hand. Imposing our will was the motto that provided the fundamental building
blocks from which the foundation of lending a hand to our community was built. Whether it was the donation of time, talent or treasures, the WIL on-air staff, station employees, and their warm, welcoming and generous-to-a-fault family of listeners always rose to the occasion. 2009 proved to be a challenging year for St. Louis - instability of our nonprofit partners, closing of doors for long-time, once-thriving community businesses and the day-to-day struggles encountered by our listeners and their extended families. Not only was WIL mindful of the many issues at hand, but it dug in its heels to develop, implement and execute one of the most comprehensive resumes of community service in the history of the station. For 2009, we are proud to report that WIL raised $604,125 for charities, provided 37,327 minutes of public service air time valued at more than $11 million and we collectively donated 1,139 man hours to the greater St. Louis community.

For more information on WIL-FM's accomplishments, contact John Kijowski 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.

About the 2010 NAB Show
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