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CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO
VEGAS -- WTOP-FM Washington, DC 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:
In 2009, WTOP Radio celebrated 40 years as Washington's all-news radio
station. Winner of five National Edward R. Murrow Awards including best
Web site and the award for "Overall Excellence," WTOP knows
that it has an obligation to go above and beyond to serve its community.
Among its efforts in 2009, WTOP helped raise more than $9 million for
local organizations, and contributed 16,300 minutes of public service
programming valued at more than $6.5 million. WTOP reacted to the tough
economic times by creating programming and events to address the issues
affecting our listeners' daily lives. Round-the-clock coverage helped
people get around when major highways and bridges were closed for the
Presidential Inauguration. We added new features including "WTOP
Saves You Money" and "Home Value High Wire." We collected
100 pints of blood, gave out 400 free flu shots, and WTOP staffers devoted
more than 3,000 volunteer hours to the Washington-metro community. During
the "Blizzard of 2009," WTOP sprang to action offering nonstop
regional coverage. Staffers even pooled resources and 4-wheel drive vehicles
to get each other as well as local emergency workers where they needed
to go. WTOP is and will continue to be Washington's community leader.
For more information on WTOP-FM's accomplishments, contact Joel Oxley
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.
the 2010 NAB Show
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