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April 13, 2010
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LAS VEGAS -- WLEN-FM Adrian, Mich. 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.

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

In 2009, Michigan had the highest unemployment in the country. Our economy crashed. We knew the community need would be greater than ever. This year alone, we helped raise more than $2 million dollars in community giving. We may be small but we're mighty. A 3,000-watt standalone FM in a community of 23,000 people, we touched more than 100 organizations, from the Salvation Army to the Boys and Girls Club, to local efforts assisting the homeless and unemployed and those in home foreclosure. We began Hometown Hope, a nonprofit marketing grant program. Each month we designed and donated a $3,500 marketing plan to a different nonprofit recipient. We organized WLEN fundraising events, supported others' events and our staff of 17 donated more than 2,000 volunteer hours. WLEN broadcast 54,734 PSAs, as well as more than 400 hours of community affairs programming. We kept our community safe during storms and power outages and kept public officials accountable. Dorothy said "there's no place like home," and there are no truer words. We live it, feel it, breathe it every day. We will continue to strengthen our local community and economy by helping people and organizations help themselves and help each other.

For more information on WLEN-FM's accomplishments, contact Julie Koehn 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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