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CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO KOA-AM
VEGAS - KOA-AM Denver 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
NAB selected 10 winners from a pool of 50 finalists. Recipients were recognized
at today's NAB Radio Luncheon during NAB2007.
KOA-AM provided this description of its accomplishments in 2006:
"For nearly 85 years, Newsradio 850 KOA has served the people of
Colorado. When the Christmas blizzard of 2006 shut down the city of Denver
and closed the airport, our staff worked around the clock to bring our
listeners vital information. We are committed to mobilizing our staff
and using our resources during local, national and international emergencies.
During his trip to Iraq, news anchor Steffan Tubbs learned the troops
needed soccer balls to win the trust of the children. Tubbs created 'The
Soccer Ball Drive for Children of Iraq.' To date, we have collected 30,000
soccer balls. Talk show host Bob Newman created 'Operation Feed the Marines'
after receiving an email from a Marine in Ramadi saying his Marines needed
food to supplement their military chow. Newman rallied his listeners to
send non-perishable food items to the troops. In 2006, the 850 KOA staff
took over responsibility for managing the Never Forgotten Fund from the
Galloway Group. The project involves sending scholarship information to
Denver Metro high schools, organizing applications, assembling a selection
committee to choose the recipients and hosting a dinner for the winners,
their families and the families of the Columbine High School shooting
For more information on KOA's accomplishments, contact Lee Larsen at email@example.com.
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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