April 17, 2007

Kristopher Jones


LAS 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 During the luncheon, Rick Dees, legendary radio personality, was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

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