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CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO WTAM-AM
VEGAS - WTAM-AM Cleveland 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.
WTAM-AM provided this description of its accomplishments in 2006:
"This year alone, WTAM has helped Greater Clevelanders raise nearly
$4 million in funds, 425,000 pounds of food and 24,000 coats for kids.
WTAM also ran more than 1,461 minutes of PSAs. While WTAM prides itself
on up-to-the-minute news coverage, it's more than merely a news/talk station.
WTAM literally steps up to the plate as an informative, entertaining and
community-oriented station through coverage of the Cleveland Indians,
Browns and Cavaliers games and as a dedicated sponsor to countless social
service agencies. Our station slogan, 'The Big One,' not only refers to
our broadcast signal; it also refers to our community commitment. In 2006
alone, WTAM supported Coats for Kids, the American Lung Association, Earth
Day Coalition, Harvest for Hunger, the United Way, the Salvation Army
and the American Red Cross. In November, WTAM lost veteran broadcaster
Casey Coleman, age 55, to pancreatic cancer. Casey inspired us to continue
serving the community. With only a few months to live, Casey led by example
and spearheaded a Pancreatic Cancer Walk, recorded a recovery video for
future substance abuse victims and established a fund to help those in
recovery. WTAM honors Casey's legacy with continued community service."
For more information on WTAM's accomplishments, contact Mike Kenney at
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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