April 17, 2007

Kristopher Jones


LAS VEGAS - KLGR-AM Redwood Falls, 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.

KLGR-AM provided this description of its accomplishments in 2006:

"KLGR Radio saved over 140 jobs in our rural community in 2006 and embedded a reporter with area soldiers to tell their story. When the announcement came that one of the area's largest employers was closing its doors, staff members at KLGR were concerned about how the loss of over 140 jobs would affect the local economy. KLGR staff members made calls to area business contacts to spread the word about the skilled and dedicated workforce that would be available. KLGR made the initial contact that led to a new business expanding into Redwood Falls, saving jobs. News Director Laura Olson traveled to Iraq in support of Minnesota's 2,600 deployed soldiers. KLGR was the only radio station covering the men and women of this camp during the three-week period. In 2006, KLGR lent our support to over 56 organizations providing over 20,000 combined minutes of PSAs and programs. One hundred percent of our 12 employees participate in civic organizations or volunteer service hours to 19 different organizations. Through our work, our service and our people, the area is a better place to live. KLGR Radio is radio you can depend on."

For more information on KLGR's accomplishments, contact Mike Neudecker at

The NAB Radio Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, featured a keynote address by Brian Cooley, editor at large for During the luncheon, Rick Dees, legendary radio personality, was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

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