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April 13, 2010
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LAS VEGAS -- WTMX-FM Chicago 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.

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

At WTMX Chicago, we believe a community is only as strong as its people are empowered to be. Motivating people to help others is a driving force at WTMX. This mantra is a cultural norm within our organization and one we actively project to our listeners. We provide opportunities to give back through our "Make A Difference" Web section and present events like our annual "Eric & Kathy Charity Golf Outing" and holiday concert. Our cornerstone charity event, "The Eric and Kathy 36 Hour Radiothon," raises money for Children's Memorial Hospital, an institution that touches thousands of families in our city, our state and even the world. This year, MIX listeners became fundraising "Change Makers" months before the radiothon, which raised more than $1.6 million for Children's Memorial Hospital. Additionally, WTMX mobilized a team for the two-day Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, raising $37,043. Individually, WTMX's employees personally donated more than 1,674 hours of service to 71 organizations. We empowered more than 453 charitable causes, donating more than $7.6 million in free media support through our Web site, on-air, streaming audio, PSAs, interviews and community events. WTMX encourages a culture of giving back.

For more information on WTMX-FM's accomplishments, contact Jerry Schnacke 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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