April 17, 2007

Kristopher Jones


LAS VEGAS - WUSL-FM Philadelphia 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.

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

"WUSL-FM continued its 24 year award-winning tradition as the heart of our community. When Philadelphia's murder rate threatened to break a record, WUSL partnered with the Philadelphia School District for 'Safe Night Philadelphia,' promoting safe teen activities in 300 locations and a 'Children's March' that drew thousands. 'Peace on the Street Jams' brought national artists and resources to seven at-risk neighborhoods. WUSL stopped the music three times during its highest rated hour to host live call-ins on issues like 'no snitching.' WUSL organized and broadcast a town meeting with the Police Commissioner, the School District and the Mayor's office and 100 community activists. Community service is our passion and WUSL also addressed other concerns by sponsoring or co-sponsoring fund-raisers that raised $1.5 million, a voter registration drive netting 5,000 new voters, visiting seven schools for its 'No Excuses' stay in school tour, filling a school bus with two tons of 'Tools for Schools,' hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for 3,000 homeless, and delivering holiday pies to over 300 families who lost loved ones to violence. WUSL-FM donated over $4 million in air time, over 250 appearances valued at $850,000 and web support valued at $675,000. WUSL is the community leader."

For more information on WUSL's accomplishments, contact Manuel Rodriguez 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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