April 17, 2007

Kristopher Jones


LAS VEGAS - WJJY-FM Brainerd, 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.

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

"WJJY-FM is a lens, focusing the spirit and energy of the people we serve into a dazzling ray of light… a brilliant beam with the power to accomplish great things… like setting consecutive regional blood donation records, financially supporting local charities with over $1 million in funds raised, clothing over 800 underprivileged children for winter weather, stocking Salvation Army food shelves with 11,000 pounds of food and funding local child abuse prevention with $88,000 during our 2006 Radiothon. At the same time, WJJY's lens is a magnifying glass, expanding our listeners' understanding of their world. During WJJY's daily Community Focus program, listeners learned from 283 community experts… information with important implications for their health, safety, education, local government, environment and a dozen other important components of community life. And finally, WJJY is a telescope, viewing local, state and national news events and local weather forecasts 72 times daily for listeners who depend on WJJY's predictions of Northern Minnesota's sometimes dangerous weather. WJJY's consistent commitment to community service earned an NAB Crystal Radio Award finalist designation in 2006 and five others since 1998. Like the Crystal Award itself, WJJY's lens reflects the very best in free, local over-the-air American radio broadcasting."

For more information on WJJY's accomplishments, contact Mike Boen 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.

About NAB2007
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