April 17, 2007

Kristopher Jones


LAS VEGAS - KSTP-FM St. Paul 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.

KSTP-FM provided this description of its accomplishments in 2006:

"KSTP-FM/KS95 is a rarity in today's radio world. We have been locally owned by the same family for 41 years. That local pride shows in a strong commitment to serving the community. Both the owners and employees of KS95 are genuinely passionate about helping the Twin Cities. 2006 was a year of continuing long-standing charitable partnerships as well as finding new ways to expand our public service efforts. 'KS95 for Kids Radiothon' raised $889,989 for children battling cancer and physical disabilities. Our first 'Stuff the Bus' school supply drive raised over 100,000 school supplies and $15,845 for needy students. Our 11th annual Stuff the Bus Toy Drive resulted in donations of 10,650 toys valued at $143,775. Over 500 listeners walked with Team Moon and Staci, while 5,000 children registered for KS95's Kids for the Cure Fun Run to fight breast cancer. Honors received in 2006 include the Dream Maker Award from Children's Cancer Research Fund, the Bring Community Service Home Award from the Minnesota Broadcasters Association as well as being a finalist in the NAB Marconi Radio Awards for Legendary Station. KS95 is proud to continue a 41-year history of being locally owned and helping the Twin Cities."

For more information on KSTP's accomplishments, contact David Bestler 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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