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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2012
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NAB Now Accepting Entries for 2012 Crystal Awards

Awards are open to all U.S. radio stations and entries are due by January 31

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Washington, DC -- NAB is currently accepting entries for the 2012 Crystal Radio Awards, recognizing outstanding community service. The newly streamlined entry process is now available online, and entries are due by January 31.

Established in 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards recognize radio stations for their year-round commitment to service to their communities. To enter, a station must submit an entry describing their community service efforts for the past calendar year.

"NAB is proud to recognize the hard work and commitment to community that is demonstrated by local stations," said NAB Executive Vice President, Radio, John David.

Crystal Radio Awards finalists and winners are chosen by judges with broadcast and community service backgrounds. Entry information is available on NAB's website or by calling Melek Demir at 202-775-3511.

Pete Booker, president and CEO Delmarva Broadcasting whose station, WSTW-FM, was a 2011 Crystal Award recipient, said "national recognition for outstanding community service initiatives is a wonderful shot in the arm for a station's staff, its advertisers and audience" that inspires more creativity and new initiatives.

Entry submissions must be received by January 31. The Crystal Radio Awards finalists will be revealed on March 5 (UPDATED from March 12). Winners will be announced and the finalists will be honored at the NAB Radio Luncheon. The Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, will be held Tuesday, April 17 during the 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

About the NAB Show
The NAB Show, held April 14-19 Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors, the NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.

News media registration is now available for NAB Show.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television 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.