WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Broadcasters' 2009 Crystal Radio Awards entry information is available online, NAB announced today. The entry deadline is February 3. The NAB Crystal Radio Awards acknowledge radio stations that demonstrate year-round commitment to service to their communities. To enter, a station must submit a 12-page document describing their service to the community for the past calendar year.
"People across America rely on their broadcasters to be local leaders, as well as to keep them informed in times of crisis or need," said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. "We are proud to recognize radio stations for their dedication to serving their community."
Crystal Radio Awards finalists and winners are chosen by judges with a broadcast and community service background. Entry information is available on NAB's Web site or by calling Chris Suever at 202-775-3511. Finalists will be announced March 16 and winners will be announced at the NAB Radio Luncheon. The Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, will be held Tuesday, April 21 during the 2009 NAB show in Las Vegas.
About the 2009 NAB Show
The NAB Show will take place April 18 - 23, 2009 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 20). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com. Online registration will soon be available for news media reporters interested in covering the NAB Show.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.