FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO KBHP-FM
VEGAS - KBHP-FM Bemidji, MN 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.
NAB selected 10 winners from a pool of 50 finalists. Recipients were recognized
at today's NAB Radio Luncheon during NAB2007.
KBHP-FM provided this description of its accomplishments in 2006:
"Bemidji is home to legendary folk hero Paul Bunyan and Babe, his
Blue Ox, the 2006 U.S. Men's Olympic Curling Team (Bronze Medal winners),
and KBHP-FM. Bemidji is located in Northwestern Minnesota, 120 miles from
Canada and 250 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul. Like the mighty lumberjack
and the awesome curlers, KBHP's 100,000-watt signal sweeps across the
area, responding to listeners' needs by raising $693,000 in 2006 for community
organizations, collecting 15,700 pounds of food and 2,000 winter clothing
items for needy families. KBHP's weekday 20-minute public affairs program
Chat-About enriched listeners' lives by examining issues of local concern
and featured 230 guests representing 169 organizations. Loggers and curlers
alike relied on KBHP for comprehensive weather reports and the best in
local, state and national news. A 24- Hour Radiothon to End Child Abuse
raised a record-setting $55,110 and provided a wealth of awareness and
education on child abuse and neglect. KBHP is local radio, with a dedicated
staff working together to be the best they can, personally and professionally,
contributing 1,700 hours in volunteer efforts. KBHP: serving communities,
embracing localism, playing a role in the lives of their listeners since
For more information on KBHP's accomplishments, contact Lou Buron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NAB Radio Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, featured a keynote address
by Brian Cooley, editor at large for CNET.com. During the luncheon, Rick
Dees, legendary radio personality, was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting
Hall of Fame.
NAB2007 will take place April 14 - 19, 2007 in Las Vegas (exhibits open
April 16). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the
development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content
across all mediums. Complete NAB2007 details are available at www.nabshow.com.
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