FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO KLGR-AM
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
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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